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In the permanent exhibition "Urban Development - Plans, Models, Projects" as the main items two city models in the scales of 1:1000 and 1:500 are presented to the public. The model in 1:1000 scale maps the dimension of major projects within the urban fabric and the model in 1:500 scale shows the impact of individual buildings on the immediate neighbourhood. The third model in the exhibition, the plan model of the former GDR, shows the planning for the capital city by the East Berlin government (Magistrat).
Under the motto "Berlin - understandable for everyone" the “Tastmodell”- city model at a scale of 1:2000 is also allowed to be touched and thus allows to experience the downtown of Berlin haptically, as well.
In addition, one can get via monitor an insight into the digital 3D model of Berlin and also compare the four black plans showing the buildings actually existing in the time periods 1940, 1953, 1989 and 2001.