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Berlin: embracing diversity

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Berlin is a freedom spot in Germany and a youth cultures melting pot. Whether with a family, friends or solo, you would find things to do and experiences to make. Like some other European capitals, Berlin has pronounced differences among its many neighbourhoods. So if you are a luxury traveller, you would find everything you need in Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf and Schöneberg (the West). If you look for a typical tourist stuff (museums, landmarks and crowds of the like-minded) then Mitte (the Centre) is your place. For a taste of cultural diversity, great food spots and the most dynamic night life go to Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain. For an oriental taste and some pretty crazy clubs go to Kreuzberg. There is even more hidden treasures in Moabit, Tiergarten and some suburbs, such as the posh Dahlem, for instance.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Like a Local

20 Places

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20 Places

Cafe Restaurant Datscha

Restaurants

Jewish Museum Berlin

History Museums, Speciality Museums

si an

Restaurants

Tiergarten

Gardens

Berlin Philharmonic

Architectural Buildings, Symphonies

Kreuzberg

Neighbourhoods

Prenzlauer Berg

Neighbourhoods

Mauerpark

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks, Lookouts

Savignyplatz

Neighbourhoods

Friedrichshain

Neighbourhoods

Museum Island

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Zoo Berlin

Aquariums, Zoos

Gendarmenmarkt

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Reichstag Building

Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Treptower Park

Parks

Brandenburg Gate

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Potsdamer Platz

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Berliner Unterwelten

Sightseeing Tours

Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks

Tierpark

Zoos

TemaBarmaley's City Tips

  • Tips are expected and you may leave 5-10% adding it to the bill at the moment of payment.
  • Cafe Restaurant Datscha
    Restaurants (Cafe, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European)
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Great food, best pelmeny and other Russian specialities, bring friends for a shot of vodka or family for a delicious lunch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Order Proletariat "vorspeise" for a quick taste of Russian "zakussky"
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #192 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Authentic and good quality 02/05/2019
    • Too spicy, but great service 31/03/2019
    • Cafe Restaurant Datscha
    Address:
    Gabriel-Max-Str. 1
    10245 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 70086735
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 00:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Jewish Museum Berlin
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Wonderful journey into jewish history, some pages on the second world war, great photo expos, very distinctive and unusual architechture of the building.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • With your ticket, you may come in the morning, leave for lunch and come back later
    • Explore the floor plans first in order not to miss stuff that might interest you
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #118 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Appropriately disorienting experience 25/06/2019
    • Its like the emperors new clothes 23/06/2019
    • Jewish Museum Berlin
    Address:
    Lindenstrasse 9-14
    10969 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 25993300
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • si an
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese)
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    One of the best vietnamese places in town, light and delicious. This place is good for a quick meal (such as a soup) or a complete meal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Plan to restore your forces here after a good walk in Mauer-park and/or Kastanien allee
    • Visit their toilets in the basement, it's worth it
    • Come in the period of May to September for outdoor seating
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #731 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    • Very authentic, great prices and wonderful food! 16/03/2019
    • My best vietnamese restaurant in Berlin so far 14/11/2018
    • si an
    Address:
    Rykestrasse 38
    10405 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 40505775
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$22
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Tiergarten
    Gardens
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Emblematic park with some hidden treasures. Set in the heart of the city, the park used to be the Eastern extremety of the West Berlin. Very well maintained, it offers space for walks, jogging and even history-lover site-seeing.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the Soviet monument 5 minutes from Reichstag
    • Visit the rose garden hidden inside
    • If your hotel is nearby, you may plan to jog here every morning
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful rustic huge park 24/06/2019
    • to take a break from the city 24/06/2019
    • Tiergarten
    Address:
    Strasse des 17. Juni 100
    10557 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 901833101
    Other:
  • Berlin Philharmonic
    Architectural Buildings, Symphonies
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This fantastic building is worth seeing in itself: the architechture from the 1960s is way ahead of time. It hosts some great concerts very regularly and boasts great accoustics.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Check the website for all upcoming events
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing building, amazing performance 20/06/2019
    • An orchestra in the vineyards? 17/06/2019
    • Berlin Philharmonic
    Address:
    Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
    10785 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 254880
    Other:
  • Kreuzberg
    Neighbourhoods
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This area is highly appeciated by the young crowds, orient lovers and lower budget travellers. Best Turkish restaurants are found here, some naughty night clubs, great Liquidrome spa (leave your suit at home), funky little shops, one of the best traditional restaurants (Max und Moritz), and so much more!

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Kreuzberg hosts some of the best street extravaganzas in Berlin, check the schedule
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mini break 17/06/2019
    • Fantastic experience 04/06/2019
    • Kreuzberg
    Other:
  • Prenzlauer Berg
    Neighbourhoods
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    The trendy part of Berlin, which rose in popularity in the last 20 years. Great food spots, nice shopping, Mauer park BBQs, Sunday flee markets, Kulturbrauerei site...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fan of epilation? Visit Brazil Wax near Kastanien allee.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Berlin’s most charismatic area with great finds- hidden gems 15/06/2019
    • One of the hip areas turning into an upscale place 11/05/2019
    • Prenzlauer Berg
    Phone:
    +49 180 5 4646
  • Mauerpark
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks, Lookouts
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Place where berliners come to picknic, play and listen to music, enjoy outdoor sports with friends or family. Weekend is most 'populated', however on sunny days you would meet youth relaxing on the lawns during the week as well. A major flee market is hosted right next to the park every Sunday.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the park on Sunday afternoon (after 4pm) to witness the traditional street Karaoke concerts that pool thousands of spectators
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lively atmosphere on a Sunday 08/06/2019
    • Chill green patch in Prenzlauer Berg 01/05/2019
    • Mauerpark
    Address:
    Gleimstr. 55
    10437 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 60980018
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Savignyplatz
    Neighbourhoods
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    One of the central spots in Charlottenburg, plenty of restaurants and within easy access to the shopping mecca of Ku'damm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Try the praised 12 Apostles pizza next to the S-bahn exit.
    • Get a direct ride to the square in 15 minutes from Alexander Platz on an S-bahn train.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    • Berlin park 01/05/2019
    • Lovely Square 22/02/2019
    • Savignyplatz
    Address:
    Charlottenburg
    10623 Berlin
    Germany
    Other:
  • Friedrichshain
    Neighbourhoods
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Great neighbourhood, yound and dynamic, with great cheap cafes, good bars and an array of night discos closer to Warschauer strasser station. Take a walk on the Frankfurter allee, you'll find the museum of Computer Games (I took my 10 y o daughter here, she loved it!), Stalinist architechture exposed at Frankfurter Tor, and if you walk far enough off the city centre you may even visit the gloomy Stasi museum. Closer to the river, don't miss the famous East Side gallerie, completely in public domain, as is the spirit of this freedom loving 'bezirk'.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • The picturesque Boxhagener platz is best under sunshine on Saturday (food market) and Sunday (flee market)
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great location 01/06/2019
    • Major Downtown Street 19/01/2019
    • Friedrichshain
  • Museum Island
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This is simply the centre-post of the Mitte area, with many museums accumulated on a small 'island' next to Berliner dome. Beware of crowds on weekends. Try to explore before choosing which museum you want to see. Try also to look out for temporary expos that are sometimes of interest, such as the Bode museum exhibitions.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a walk outdoors with your camera, it's worth a few pictures!
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So beautiful 25/06/2019
    • Outstanding museums!! 22/06/2019
    • Museum Island
    Address:
    Breite Street
    13089 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 266424242
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    10:00 - 18:00
    Thu
    10:00 - 20:00
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Zoo Berlin
    Aquariums, Zoos
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Central zoo next to Charlottenburg and Tiergarten neighbourhoods. Worth visiting especially with kids.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Study the zoo plan, the area is in fact quite vast. Plan to find a food stand for refreshments.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Some good points and some bad 24/06/2019
    • Day ot at berlin zoo 22/06/2019
    • Zoo Berlin
    Address:
    Hardenbergplatz 8
    10787 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 4930 254010
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 06:30
    Other:
  • Gendarmenmarkt
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Set in the heart of Mitte area, this is one of the oldest squares in Berlin. The aesthetic impact is impressive. Don't forget your camera.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Find out about the classical concerts often held in the Kirches (evenings)
    • You might want ot make a cycle-rickshaw trip between Alexander platz and Branderburger Tor with a stop at Gendarmenmarkt.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • More places to rest and eat than in the past 22/06/2019
    • Surprise concert 17/06/2019
    • Gendarmenmarkt
    Address:
    Gendarmenmarkt
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 22730431
    Other:
  • Reichstag Building
    Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    The historic parliament building which remained in shambles under the Soviet period. The dome restoration was commissioned to Norman Foster. The visit is free (once reserved online), the audio guides are supllied in several languages, these are also free and are really worth it. Reaching the top is easy for any type of traveller, wheelchair access is provided. Enjoy the city skyline along with some essential stories about Berlin's past.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Very important: do reserve your free visit in advance online!
    • The roof cafe is expensive but perhaps worth it for the thrill.
    • Don't hesitate to take a walk on the flat part of the roof, you may see some additional sites.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing 24/06/2019
    • Best Free Views of Berlin 24/06/2019
    • Reichstag Building
    Address:
    Platz der Republik 1
    10557 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2270
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Treptower Park
    Parks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This park is accessible from Kreuzberg with a short bicycle ride or a half-hour walk. The place is famour for its soviet war memorial, an impressive mix of monumentalism and German respect to the historic heritage (the place is surprisingly well maintained). The park also offers a great terrain for serious joggers, and some hiddeen spots for picnickers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Small but cosy Jugend insel is worth visiting on sunny days.
    • Klipper boat-restaurant is a reasonable choice for lunch or dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • River walk-soviet monument 18/06/2019
    • Treptower Park 13/06/2019
    • Treptower Park
    Address:
    Puschkinallee
    Parking: what3words ///kennen.strick.dulden
    Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 4930 25002333
    Other:
  • Brandenburg Gate
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    A must see if this is your first time in Berlin. Picture-taking time. The gate is right next to Tiergarten and Reichstag.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You might enjoy a ride on a 7-seater bike with friends of family - all the way down the Unter-den-Linden
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A sight to see 25/06/2019
    • Iconic Berlin at it‘s best 25/06/2019
    • Brandenburg Gate
    Address:
    Pariser Platz
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Other:
  • Potsdamer Platz
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    Trendy and posh place to be. Worth visiting the Museum of Cinema located here. Berlin's Lego land is small, but fun for kids under 10. Some good restaurants are found in the area, such as a nice COA viet-thai place next to the Ritz. Sony multiplex is of highest standard, most movies are in OV.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy a beer (very affordable) while waiting for your film.
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting 27/05/2019
    • Urban desighn highlight 22/05/2019
    • Potsdamer Platz
    Address:
    Potsdamer Platz
    Tiegarten
    10785 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 6883150
    Other:
  • Berliner Unterwelten
    Sightseeing Tours
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This is a great local initiative to tell tourists and Berliners about the past related to the Wall and the city's underground. The presentation is in a form of walks that last for 1-2 hours. The walks are organised for several languages (EN, FR, DE, ES, IT...) Personally, I took it 4 times, you may choose a different theme every time: war time underground, digging under the Wall in the 60s, etc. Tickets are on sale at the exit of Bernauer strasser metro exit. Very recommended.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's not freezing down there, but take a warm jacket to feel more comfortable.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 494 Tours in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dark Worlds In A New Light 25/06/2019
    • Well worth the time! Must see! 18/06/2019
    • Berliner Unterwelten
    Address:
    Brunnenstr. 105
    13355 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 49910517
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$15
    Other:
  • Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide
    Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This is great fun for kids of all ages, and adults keen on tree climbing. Not of easy access but certainly worth it if you have some free time (4-5 hours). Very close to Tegel airport. Dress sporty to feel good. Think of a snack or picnick to take during a break between tthe climbs.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 198 Outdoor Activities in Berlin
    • Best ever 03/10/2018
    • Very very good 28/09/2018
    • Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide
    Address:
    Heckerdamm 260
    13627 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 34094818
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 19:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Tierpark
    Zoos
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    TemaBarmaley Says:

    This is a fantastic park that feels more like a safary than a zoo. You may spend a good part of the day here so think of a picnick on a lawn (the place doesn't boast good food unfortunately). The entrance fee is a bit pricy, but once you are inside, it's totally worth it. Especially on the sunny and warm days. The park is vast, with some new areas added every year. The Sea-lion is just charming. Don't miss the Lemur area where kids may caress these monkey-cat-like creatures.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • 15-min cycle ride from Frankfurter Tor, but no bikes allowed inside.
    • If you bring a freesby, hide it in your bag before passing control, as no game are aloowed. But frankly, there are giant lawns to profit from.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun for the family but can be crowded 12/06/2019
    • Quiet city break 07/06/2019
    • Tierpark
    Address:
    Am Tierpark 125
    10319 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 515310
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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