Old Berlin: architecture
Museum Island along the river Spree and the Mon Bijou Park opposite of it are nice places to relax. On the other side Hansaviertel presents dynamic part of “ Wirtschafstwunder” in West-Germany with its individual block of flats and small houses and green spaces.
City has been a dwelling place of absolute monarch capital city of Prussia and Brandenburg. Today Brandenburg gate and Pariser platz are central places in Berlin. Near Reichstag building are new modern government buildings for united German in 2000´s.
Unter den Linden is an old boulevard surrounded by trees. Old Adlon hotel and Russian embassy building are wort seeing by the boulevard.
Gedarmemarkt is beautiful piazza in the center of city. There are two old churches French and German domes by the square from 1800th century and old Concert Hall. In front of the Concert hall is statue of Schciller the famous German writer.
Middle-Age in Berlin
Nikolaiviertel is idyllic city-block in Berlin beside the old Nikolai church. On the way to the Nikolai Church you can see the ruins of middle-age cloister made of red brick which is typical Berlin gothic style.
Maria church is another middle-age church and there is famous fresco of the “Dance of the Death” from year 1485.
Nikolaiviertel is very idyllic and peaceful place and it was renovated by DDR: s time more or less successfully
Near Nikolai church is bookstore and pub dedicated to Zille. He made satirical pictures with humorous texts witty in Berlin way about poor and dark side of Berlin and was very popular in his time.
Berlin Aleksanderplatz was well known lively place between world wars in 1920s and 1930s. but was destroyed completely in bombings of Berlin in 1945. Red building Rote Rathaus is from 19th century and it is the center of the city council today.
Berlin Aleksanderplatz Tv- tower was built in 1960s and tower is about 350 high and you can see in clear weather about 40 km distance. There is a restaurant in 200 meter level in tower. About the same time the world clock Urania was build which is a popular meeting place for people today.
Topography of terror
This free exhibition describes the sad Nazi times, when secret polices captured, killed, tortured and put people in concentration camps and raided in Europe. The Jew had it worst. They had been remarkable part of city`s cultural life for 19th century but they were almost completely destroyed.