Things to see in Berlin
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The Reichstag building (where the German parliament meets) is located in the district of Tiergarten, Berlin. The way the building looks now is due to several renovations, and especially the work of British architect Norman Foster in...
The Brandenburg Gate is very beautiful, very well-lit, and full of tourists who walk and or are mounted on horse-drawn carriages, which makes everything even more beautiful. It is a symbol of freedom and unification of the two Germa...
Few monuments built in the memory of victims are able to convey a feeling as deep as this one does. Solemn and eerie, walking through it gives you an intense feeling of loneliness that completely invades you. Located in the city cen...
The triumphal entrance to Pergamon Museum in Berlin is only the beginning of the museum the altar of Zeus at Pergamum. The city of Pergamum is located near Troy, in Turkey, and its history is mixed with the mythology of the settleme...
Berlin was my second stop in my Europe trip. The place I spent the most time was the Berlin Wall. I would sit in thought and reflection as to the events surrounding this monument.
The "Berliner Dom" is a Lutheran Church and is located in Berlin Mitte, the place by the Spree River where this beautiful city was founded. It isn´t super old as it was built between 1895 and 1905 by the order of William II and desi...
After haggling a bit, I bought a beautiful green coat for just 3 euros. It was the middle of spring and the weather was so terrific in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. I had to take advantage of the streets and bring euros to...
The Weltzeituhr is a world clock that is installed in the main square of Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin. The clock gives the time in many countries at the same time. The monument is circular and represents the different time ...
As our visit to Berlin was in February, we found Unter Den Linden covered in snow. We read many references on the boulevard and, despite the weather, we enjoyed its charm and beauty. Absolutely recommended!
Tacheles is a large building located in the Mitte-Scheunenviertel, "squatters-section," home to a lot of artists and artisans. Admission is free. You can come and walk around the building quietly and respectfully because the people ...
This was a cool section of the Berlin wall that is still standing. Graffiti artists have done an amazing job with the different stories on each section of the wall. Sadly some people have defaced the artwork, but you can still make ...
A true icon of Classical Greece, the totem of philosophers, as I love Greek art and studied philosophy I was doubly impressed! It's not a question of artistic genius, or of knowing that originally this bust was at the entrance of th...
One of Berlin's cosmopolitan hearts, a true hive of activity. Make Alexanderplatz your launching point to sample the overwhelming variety of shops (Berliners have transformed window displays into gallery-worthy affairs), bars, and r...
The Sachsenhausen concentration camp, located in the town of Oranienburg, was built by the Nazis in 1936 to confine or massively liquidate political opponents, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, prisoners of war and Jehovah's Witnesses. Ap...
Located at Potsdamer Platz, this was completed in 2000 to house the offices of the company Sony in Berlin. It consists of seven buildings in which there are cinemas and offices, restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues. The...
Wars are hated for destroying human lives, but the monuments that arise from them are often gems. It is strange and paradoxical to think what is capable of building the human being can be, in turn what can destroy it. This is the ca...
The DHM or Deutschers Historical Museum is the museum of German history. Down the prestigious Unter den Linden, just as you cross the river to access the Museum Island. The oldest monument in the avenue, the Zeughaus, is Baroque, an...
Getting to Berlin and taking a boat ride on the River Speer is a wonderful experience as you see much of the city from the boat, both ultra modern buildings and old factories that give a special air to Berlin, also the parks. If you...
The Gendarmenmarkt was initially the central market square of the city of Friedrichstadt. It is now in the center of Berlin, and is one of the most beautiful squares in the city. The French church, built in the eighteenth century by...
Checkpoint Charlie is the name given by the Western Allies to the border established between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie became a symbol of the Cold War, which led to the division of the two G...
This church is one of the most visited in Berlin as it's very close to the Red Town Hall and TV Tower (Toothpick). It has undergone several reconstructions and changes, most of the current structure is XV-XVI century. This building,...
Nikolai Church is the oldest religious building in the historical center and, although closed in 2008 for renovations, it is worth visiting just for its surroundings. You can go back to a small German neighborhood of the Middle Ages...
Alexanderplatz ("Alex") is perhaps the busiest square in vibrant Berlin, in it stands the massive red town hall (red for the color of its bricks) and the seat of the Senate and of the Mayor. Alexanderplatz area is very peaceful with...
The triumphal column at the end of Tiergarten park is great and can be seen along the entire Grosser Stern Avenue. Although not very large it fits perfectly with the area's spirit: wide avenues, magnificent parks and major buildings...
A wonderful park in Berlin that should not be missed and I recommend cycling across it as it's very large (the largest in the city) and thus it's easier to get an overall idea. It's curious how at the weekend the Tiergarten is full ...
The district of Friedrichshain is an old neighbourhood in the former East Berlin. Nowadays it is a slightly alternative neighbourhood and is the home to artists and intellectuals of the city. There are plenty of coffee shops which s...
It is the oldest zoo in Germany with the largest collection of species. They have anything you would want, as you'll see in the photos. It is ideal for spending an afternoon watching all kinds of animal. Admission is $12 and for chi...
Germany is the birthplace of the Romantic movement, all the art has that touch of mystery, legend and medieval taste. One of the best places to see the highlights of this artistic movement is in the Alte Nationalgalerie. Besides bei...
In plain parisian Berlin, which at the time was the area of french occupation after the war, you will find the Lafayette Galleries, which was built in 1996 by Jean Nouvel. The visit is interesting from an architectural point of view.
The neighborhood of Kreuzberg, whose name comes from the union of the words cross and mountain, refers to a small hill, near Viktoria Park, that is crowned by a cross. During the separation of the two Germanies the district was divi...
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