Berlin walks. The cultural sights of the city. Germany

Berlin walks. The cultural sights of the city. Germany

A concrete fence more than three meters high, surrounded by barbed wire, a hundred and sixty kilometers long, was not just a border between the two parts of the German state, it divided thousands of families overnight for almost thirty years.

Berlin TV Tower

986 steps, 40 seconds in a high-speed elevator and more than 200 meters from the observation deck of Germany’s tallest building and a breathtaking view of Berlin. Of course, we are talking about the Berlin TV Tower, the symbol of the German capital.

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral – this attraction is in the picture of almost every tourist who visited the German capital. Contrary to Protestant teachings, the Berlin Cathedral turned out to be very rich and colorful, more like a Catholic church.

Brandenburg Gate

Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, or the Tower of London, the Brandenburg Gate is the symbol and trademark of Berlin. It is Berlin’s most recognizable landmark and began construction in what is known as the Berlin Classical style.

Museum Island

Many people dream of being on an island, and most imagine sun, palm trees, ocean and sand. But there are many different islands, and one of the most unusual is the Museum Island in Berlin, where Robinson Crusoe could only dream of getting stuck.

Reichstag

Without a doubt, a parliament building in any country should look very presentable and solemn – that’s exactly what the Reichstag in Berlin is, which also has its own, without any exaggeration, heroic history.

Charlottenburg

The Charlottenburg is one of the greatest Baroque architectural monuments in Berlin. Originally it was originally a sumptuous gift of King Friedrich I to his wife Sophie Charlotte of Hanover, and was later converted into a favorite summer royal residence with a lush park.

AquaDom

Guests at the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, whose windows overlook the courtyard, can enjoy the incredible spectacle of sharks, fish and octopuses swimming in a huge clear glass, illuminated by blue lights.

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Tropical Island Waterpark

In Berlin, you can wake up on any coldest day and in an hour and a half find yourself in the tropics. And you don’t need a plane to get there. The largest water park on the planet is Tropical Island, located only 70 km from the German capital.

Alexanderplatz

On the site of the former market square Alexanderplatz was formed, which was the center of socialist Berlin. The architectural ensemble of the square combines pre-war buildings and modern buildings, among which is a high-rise (123 meters) hotel with panoramic rooftop areas and a TV tower.

Berlin Art Gallery

The Berlin Art Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world, the basis of the collection dedicated to European painting of 13-18 centuries. Its collection includes classics of traditional Italian and Flemish art: Botticelli and Rembrandt, Titian and Caravaggio, Bruegel, Bosch and many other geniuses.

Berlin Opera House

The Berlin Opera is not only one of the oldest buildings in Berlin, it is also one of the largest musical theaters in Germany. Many famous people have conducted performances in this theater.

Berlin Zoo

At the entrance to the Berlin Zoo you will be greeted by beautiful elephants, but not real ones, but made of stone. The 27-tonne animals decorate the oldest zoo in Germany on both sides of the gate. Not far from the gate, you’ll find the ticket office and a diagram of the zoo.

Berlin’s Royal Porcelain Factory

It’s hard to find a more refined, sophisticated and bohemian souvenir from Berlin than one from the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin. As fragile as thin spring ice, as transparent as an egg shell, as delicate to the touch as a baby’s velvet skin, this porcelain is world-famous.

Humboldt University Berlin

Widely known not only in Germany, but all over the world, is the Humboldt University of Berlin. Humboldt University Berlin, or Humboldt University. Among its graduates are Otto von Bismarck, Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx.

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Bisdorf

Bisdorf Palace is a landmark of Berlin, alluring not only for its historical and cultural significance, but also as an embodiment of the connection of times. At first glance one might think it dates back to the Renaissance, but the design by architect Martin Gropius dates back to the 19th century.

Flea market in the Tiergarten

Where else can you buy such a souvenir that will be older than you, can boast a turbulent and fascinating history and will tell better than any eloquent lecturer about an unforgettable trip? Only at a flea market.

Berlin Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Berlin, famous in Germany since the 17th century, is one of the three most important botanical gardens in the world. It invites you to discover thousands of different plants and interesting facts about them.

Bunker in Berlin

The big grey concrete cube in the center of Berlin is the Reichsbunker, a bomb shelter for railroad workers which was built in 1943. During GDR times it was used to store fruit and vegetables, the old Berliners still call it the “banana bunker”.

Balloon Die Welt

Every city has its own symbols. The vast majority are architectural structures: cathedrals, castles, town halls, etc. Berlin wouldn’t be Berlin if it didn’t add something completely unexpected to this trivial list.

Berlin is a city with a dramatic, contradictory fate. For several decades it has lived torn alive by two opposing political systems. The scar left by the Berlin Wall will never heal on its body. In the memory of mankind, Berlin will always be associated with the two bloodiest wars of the 20th century. Not surprisingly, many of the city’s landmarks are associated with Germany’s turbulent history.

Perhaps the most famous landmark in Berlin is the Reichstag building. It symbolizes Germany: the quadrangular base represents the four regions of the country and the dome represents the unity of imperial power.

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The Reichstag is not only the seat of the German parliament, it also houses the Museum of Modern Art, one of the most important art collections in the country.

The Brandenburg Gate, built in classicist style in the late 18th century, stands at the end of Unter den Linden street and is not only about the most recognizable symbol of Berlin, but also the symbol of the split of the German state. Another symbol of the city is of course the Berlin Wall.

Today there is not much left of it, the two parts of the city are slowly merging, but there is a 160 km long hiking and biking trail along the line of the wall.

It is a special pleasure to walk through the parks of Berlin. Most people of the older generation are familiar with Treptow Park because there is a memorial to the Soviet soldiers who fell during the capture of Berlin in World War II. The center of the memorial is a bronze sculpture of a soldier with a rescued girl in his arms. Around it is a memorial field with graves of unknown soldiers. The author of the memorial is the famous Soviet sculptor Evgeny Vuchetich. Monuments to Soviet soldiers are also installed in the Tiergarten Park and in the park “Schoenholzer Heide”. The status of these monuments is assigned to them in perpetuity, and the maintenance is financed by the German government.

Berlin is rich in sights. You can get a special pleasure from seeing them if you take bus number 100 with the citizens who are in a hurry to get to the city and pass most of the most interesting places of the city.

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