The 26-meter-tall sandstone monument is on Pariser Platz in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, just a block from the Reichstag building.
The new dome, the Kuppel, is a showpiece of this remarkable renovation. It is made of glass and provides spectacular views of the city.
The Bode Museum has a Byzantine art collection as well as a major sculpture collection dating from the Middle Ages to the late 1800s.
The Berlin Wall began in 1961, when East Germany partitioned the city in order to prevent inhabitants from fleeing to West Germany.
There's also a cinema on the premises, as well as a public research library.
Make a point of visiting the structure's observation deck, and if you have the time, make a reservation at the 207-meter-high revolving restaurant.
The museum, which is located next to the original guardhouse, also highlights some of the more interesting attempts by those attempting to flee communist authority.
A visit to the New Wing, with its State Apartments and exquisite Banqueting Halls, is a highlight of the property's tour program.
This charming 17th-century square is today one of Berlin's most popular tourist destinations, hosting a variety of public events throughout the year.
Artwork, religious artifacts, and 24,000 images that have been kept and retrieved are among the exhibits.
There are numerous vehicles and planes on show, including several surviving steam engines dating back to 1843.