Visit the Official Capital of Germany: Berlin

gold stand By gold stand, 10th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A European seat that is rich with culture, beauty, and a tragic and triumphant history.

A city that has diverse and open urban landscape with many parks, lakes, gardens, forested areas and some open farmlands.

Germany's heart of Business includes many country's leading book and newspaper publishers as well as political and banking districts. It encompasses two main central areas that emerged in the late 1940's. The administrative district called Mitte had been the city's original central area and in the western central area stands Kurfurstendamm, an elegant shopping boulevard. Wilhelm Memorial Church also stands along the side of an original tower bombed during World War II.
Further, cluster of museums, institutes and archives in Dahlem District defines Berlin being the world-renowned center of culture. Its festivals and exhibits attract thousands of visitors each year and more than 50 nations participate in the Berlin Film Festival each year every February.

For some of the famous landmark attractions, Berlin highlights the following must-see structures:
1. The Brandenburg Gate- A famous landmark in Berlin that was constructed in 1791 and were continually revived in the mid 1800's. The TV tower rising in the background is another well-known landmark which serves as the focal point of Alexander platz, a large square.

2. The Hansa Quarter was designed by leading architects of 14 nations. The area had been badly damaged during World War II (1939-1945). The new works were presented at the International Building Exhibition (INTERBAU) of 1957. The contemporary clock is one of many modern attractions in the quarter.

3. The Zoological Gardens presents about 2,000 different species of animals. The striking 'Elephant Gate" is the entrance.

4. The Soviet War Memorial which is located in the Tiergarten pictures a massive statue of a Soviet soldier. It is dedicated in lieu of million soldiers who sacrificed and fought for their lives from the Second World War Visitors are allowed to watch the changing of the guard in the area.
5. The Siegessaule is a 67-meter column topped by a gilded figure of victory. The monument serves as the focal point of Strasse des 17. Hardy visitors may climb the tower for a magnificent view of Berlin.
6. Charlottenburg Palace was once the former residence of Prussian Kings. It houses museums of archeology and German painting.

7. Pergamon Museum features stunning Pergamon Altar.

For pictures, just search on Google images

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11th Dec 2011 (#)

Great travel article, gold stand. Thanks for sharing.

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