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Situated on the banks of the River Spree
, the Lustgarten, which literally translates to 'pleasure garden', at Museumsinsel
was created in 1573 as a garden for the Hohzollerern royal family (the former Royal Palace was situated close by). In the 18th century, Friedrich Wilhelm I turned it into a military parade ground and 60 years ago, what remained of the garden was uprooted to provide space for Nazi parades and rallies. The historic garden was re-landscaped in 2000 according to original plans and is once again full of lawns, fountains and bushes. Call the Tourism Board for more details.