POTS­DAM

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Biosphäre Pots­dam

This trop­i­cal in­door gar­den fea­tures a green­house with more than 20,000 plants, in­clud­ing a palm grove and man­grove swamp, as well as an­i­mals such as igua­nas, par­rots, geckos, frogs, and but­ter­flies. Daily Mon– Fri 9am– 6pm, from 10am on week­ends and hol­i­days. €11.50/9.80. Un­der-3s free. www.biosphaere- pots­dam.de. Ge­org- Hale­man­nAllee 99. T: 0331.550740. Tram 96 from Pots­dam Haupt­bahn­hof. Off Map It's 1989. Un­rest and cau­tious an­tic­i­pa­tion fill the au­tumn air as East Ber­lin­ers take to the streets, de­mand­ing the open­ing of the Ber­lin Wall. The Wall does fall, and the Cold War sym­bol­i­cally ends. More than 25 years later, rem­nants of the Wall are still present through­out the cap­i­tal as his­toric land­marks and me­mo­ri­als to learn from, and the newly opened Wall Mu­seum at East Side Gallery of­fers a his­toric sum­mary of the al­most three decades of Cold War. Through never-be­fore-seen film footage and in­ter­views, the mul­ti­me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion takes vis­i­tors on a first-hand jour­ney into the con­struc­tion of the Wall, the sud­den and to­tal sep­a­ra­tion into East and West and the re­al­i­ties that fol­lowed, and the days lead­ing up to the night of 9 Novem­ber 1989, when the first check­points were opened. Müh­len­str. 78- 80. T: 030 82717717. www.the­wall­mu­seum.com

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