Berlin Essay

1100 Words Oct 10th, 2011 5 Pages
Berlin Welcome Card'

Berlin Bus Tours / Walking Tours / Boat Tours

German State Opera House / Berlin Philharmonic Hall
Brandenburg Gate,
'Story of Berlin' Exhibition

Potsdamer Platz

Television Tower (Fernsehturm)

Schloss Charlottenburg
Berlin Cathedral

Pergamon Museum
Old Museum
Bode Museum
National Gallery

Church of Sophie
Cemetery for the Parishes of Dorotheenstadt andFriedrichswerder
Potsdamer Platz and the New Centre

Unter den Linden

Jewish Centre

Oranienburger Strasse

Spandau Citadel

Checkpoint Charlie Museum (Military attraction or museum; Photo collection, exhibit)

Brandenburg Gate,Berlin
Commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II in the 1700s to represent peace, the
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Schloss Charlottenburg - Luisenplatz, Berlin D-14059
Tel: +49 (0) 30 3209 11
This beautifully restored palace was originally commissioned over 300 years ago by the future Queen Sophie Charlotte. In the early 19th century extra details and interesting features were added by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Inside the palace there is a small collection of romantic paintings. Outside, the Schloss Charlottenburg is surrounded by stunning gardens, which are well worth a visit, opening from dawn until dusk.

The Unter den Linden is a long avenue that stretches 1 mile / 1.5 km from the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), one of Berlin's most recognisable landmarks, to the Schlossbrücke. Before it was developed as a showpiece road, Unter den Linden was just a simple riding path that connected the Tiergarten to the Berliner Stadtschloss. The enormous linden trees were planted in the 17th century, but the striking blend of neoclassical and baroque structures continued to be built for another 100 years. With heavy damage in the war, much of the architecture in this splendid avenue now reflects postwar tastes and the eastern part has been beautifully restored. Some of Berlin's most treasured and important buildings lie on this road and these include the German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper) and the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches), which is housed in

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