Postcards from beautiful Berlin
At the moment Germany is one of the most powerful countries in Europe, and also it has a great history by itself. Especially most of the historic moments revolve around Berlin. As a capital and largest city of Germany, Berlin is definitely a must-see. There is so much that you can learn about this city, because it has a very rich history. And also there are tons of places to see.
One of the most striking monuments in Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate. It is built in the 18-th century in neoclassical style on the orders of Prussian king Frederik William II. The gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, and in that way forming five passageways. On top of the gate there is a Quadriga, or in other words a chariot drawn by four horses and in that chariot is the goddess Victoria, or the goddess of victory.
Furthermore, you have the Alexanderplatz, which is one of the most well-known public squares in Berlin. On this particular square you can see the World clock (that can determine the time in 148 major cities in the world), the Fernsehtrum building(which is a television tower), as well as a transportation center.
Moreover, the next thing you should visit is the east side gallery. Which is a largest open-air gallery in the world. It is a colorful gallery that features a series of magnificent artworks at a stretch of the former Berlin Wall. The wall is painted by 118 artists from 21 different countries. Also, they all had their own sections of the wall. After seeing this magical piece of art, next thing you should see is the Reichstag.
The Reichstag is one of the most well-known landmarks in Berlin, because it is the seat of the German Parliament. On the Reichstag there is a quote that says “Dem Deutschen Volke” which means “To the German people”.
One of the most fun things to experience in Berlin is the 1 hour boat ride. On this journey you can see all the major attractions and learn about the intriguing history of the city from the comfort of a river cruise. After the enjoyable boat ride the Berliner Dome it’s a definite must see. The Berliner Dom or in other words Berlin Cathedral is one of the most famous and one of the largest churches in the city.
For history lovers as myself, I think that you will find it interesting to visit the Egyptian Museum. There you can see the famous limestone bust of Nefertiti. Nefertiti is widely known for her beauty, or in other words the meaning of Nefertiti is – the beautiful one.
Going back to the Brandenburg Gate, nearby you can see the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also known as the Holocaust Memorial. It is a powerful tribute to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The design is extraordinary which consists of 2,711 concrete slabs which are arranged in a wavelike pattern. Also, there is an opportunity to walk through the memorial and also you can get lost among the narrow alleys. But don’t worry, you can easily find the right path.
After spending time in the Holocaust memorial, next thing you should visit is the Berlin Wall memorial. Here you can learn about the whole history of the Berlin Wall. Here are located the original fortifications that once split the city in two. In this place there is still a wall, an original watchtower and the infamous “death strip”.
In addition to this, next stop for you should be Checkpoint Charlie. Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most famous crossing points between East and West Berlin, when the wall divided the city into two. Today, Checkpoint Charlie is a popular attraction to tourists.
And last but not least, the DDR Museumis a definite must-see. This museum shows what was really like the everyday life in East Berlin under communist rule. It shows how the people lived during this difficult period.
At the end, there are probably other cool places to visit in Berlin as well, but these are my top places and the ones that I’ve visited. If you ever get the opportunity to check them out, do it.