To people who are described by The Rolling Stones song as men “of wealth and taste,” then you should definitely visit the land famous for its sauerkraut, bratwurst, and many other delicacies: Germany. Literally at the heart of Europe—since it is bordered by nine other European countries—Germany is the perfect gateway if you want to […]
Hotel am Anhalter Bahnhof Stresemannstraße 36, 10963 Tel (030) 251 03 42 Fax (030) 251 48 97 Rooms 45 This small and friendly hotel is situated in an old apartment block. Its low prices only apply to rooms without bathrooms; expect to pay more for en suite bathrooms. The more expensive rooms face onto an […]
Do not miss out on the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church when you next visit Berlin. This is one of the most known attractions of the city. Originally constructed by the famous architect Franz Schwechten between the years 1891 to 1895, this church serves as a memorial to Wilhelm I. Located in Breitscheidplatz, this iconic building […]
Situated in close proximity to the Brandenburger Gate, the Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament. Those who know more about the history of Berlin City will inform you that this building was situated just next to the wall prior to unification. Paul Wallot designed and built this building, which is in the Neo-Renaissance […]
Visiting Berlin and not looking into one of its oldest churches might not be the right thing to do. Originally, a Roman Catholic Church, the Nikolaikirche is located in the Nicolaiveiertel area of central Berlin. Built in the Gothic style in the year 1230, this church offers visitors a unique opportunity to look into an […]
Famous for housing several medieval frescoes including The Dance of Death, Marienkirche is one of Berlin’s oldest churches. Also known as St. Mary’s Church, the construction of this Protestant church, dates back to the late thirteenth century.
Built between the years 1861-1869 and designed by Hermann Friedrich Waesemann, the Red Town Hall is the successor to the sixteenth century town hall of Berlin. It is situated near Alexanderplatz on Rathausstraße in the Mitte district.
Visiting Germany for its Christmas markets and missing the Berlin Christmas Market might be one of your biggest mistakes. However, you might be tight pressed to make a particular choice since Berlin, the capital of Germany, boasts of no less than sixty Christmas markets where you can go along with your family and indulge in […]
One cannot but miss the huge white dome surrounded by four small domes on its corners when visiting Berlin via flight. They belong to the famous Berlin Cathedral, famous amongst tourists for its impressive Baroque structure.
What you see today is the restoration of a beautiful piece of art that was shattered during the Second World War. Situated to the north of the Old Museum, the New Museum, whose plans were drafted by Friedrich August Stuler, was built between the years 1843 and 1855. It was initially opened for public view […]
Check out its entrance hall in the evening when the lights are on… they look so dreamlike with statues lining the sides of the walls. Completed in the year 1904, the Bode Museum, which was designed by Ernst von Ihne is amongst a group of museums that make up the Museum Island (Museumsinsel)in Berlin. It […]
Take a break from traveling all around and visit the place that was built for royalty. The term `bellevue’ means `magnificent view’ and the usage of this term for describing the Bellevue Palace is not exaggerated. Situated near the Spree River in Berlin and occupying an area of 50 acres, the Bellevue Palace was constructed […]
Also known locally as the Neue Synagogue, this synagogue was designed primarily by Eduard Knoblauch and then by Friedrich August Stuler. It was constructed between 1859-1866 as the primary synagogue of the Jewish community of Berlin. Many consider it as one of the important architectures of the nineteenth century in Berlin.
Take a look at the live-sized structures inside this gigantic museum. Few lovers of arts are aware of the fact that when Germany was divided in the aftermath of the second world war, its art treasures were divided too. Located on Museum Island (Museumsinsel), Berlin, the Pergamon Museum was designed by Ludwig Hoffmann and Alfred […]
Your search for some of the largest collections of nineteenth century paintings and sculptures in Germany begins and ends over here. A must visit for those who are interested in art, the Alte Nationalgalerie, or the Old National Gallery is a treasure trove that contains artworks of the types of impressionist, biedermeier, romantic, early modernist, […]