German History Museum
Courtyard of the Zeughaus ("Arsenal") - the oldest building on the Unter den Linden avenue in the heart of Berlin, and now home to the Deutsches Historisches Museum. Originally built in the late 17th/early 18th centuries, the site became a military museum in 1875. An attempt in March 1943 on Hitler's life failed here when the Nazi leader raced unexpectedly quickly through a display of captured Soviet equipment. Heavily damaged during the war, the building was restored and opened first as the Museum of German History by the communist east Germans before becoming the German History Museum after reunification in the late 1980's.