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Berlin, Germany

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Berlin Attractions

Many architectural programs were set in place to rebuild the city of Berlin after it was bombed during World War II. The result is an amazing city with a cosmopolitan flare.

Landmarks
Berlin attractions include landmarks and icons that speak of its rich and hard history. The Brandenburg Gate is a landmark not just for the city but for the country as well. Its historic importance is such that its image is engraved on several Euro coins.

Another important icon of Berlin attractions is the Reichstag building. The building is the current seat of Parliament. Its new construction is quite unique. The design was created by British Architect Norman Foster in the 1950s.

Funkturm Berlin is another of unusual Berlin attractions. It’s an almost 500 foot tall radio tower erected between 1924 and 1926. It’s also the only observation tower of its kind.

Checkpoint Charlie, as it was known in post-World War II days is a must for all visitors. This was the former crossing location between Eastern and Western Berlin. All you’ll find today is a soldier’s post with a sign. However, the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Museum is quite interesting. It relates the history of the Wall.

Cemeteries
Though you probably wouldn’t think of visiting a cemetery on your vacation, the Dorotheenstadtischer Cemetery is quite an interesting Berlin attraction. This is the resting place of important personalities of the worlds of literature and philosophy. Among some of the names are Muller, Hegel and Mann.

The Jewish Cemetery at Weibensee is the largest of its type in Europe. A memorial to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis stands at the entrance. It’s an impressive collection of stones placed in a circle. Each stone bears the name of a concentration camp.

Of Major Importance
Among Berlin attractions that boast interesting architecture is the Zitadelle. It’s Berlin’s oldest building and a remarkable example of a Renaissance style fortress. It was built in the year 1200.

A major icon of Berlin’s culture is the Haus der Kulturen del Welt. Its shape is that of an open oyster. The center caters to the proliferation of Asian, African and Latin American dance, and literature. This is another of many cultural venues that make Berlin attractions.

Culture
420 galleries and more than 153 museums make Berlin an impressive cultural center. Since you probably don’t have time to check them all out, Museum Island is a good place to start. It’s located on the banks of the Spree River. This island is home to such favorites as the Painting Gallery, the National Gallery, and the Museum of German Technology. Most of these museums house works of art by Masters from the 13th through 20th centuries. The Island is a center of art history.

Berlin attractions also include more than 50 theaters, major opera houses, symphony orchestras and a renowned philharmonic orchestra.

The list of Berlin attractions includes a vibrant nightlife and fabulous dinner shows. A vacation to Berlin is the right choice.
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