Wachturm Kieler Eck
Kieler Str. 24
The watchtower at the Kieler Eck is one of the 302 former guards and observation towers along the 155-kilometer border to West Berlin. It was a main tower, and in addition to the two watchtowers at the Schlesischer Busch and the Erna-Berger-Straße, it still remains there and is a historical monument.
Pariser Platz 1
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. It is located between the Pariser Platz and the Platz des 18. März and is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to its north lies the Reichstag. It constitutes the monumental termination of Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which led directly to the royal residence. It was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. >> Wikipedia
Wilhelmstr. 70 - 71
Design: Michael Wilford & Partners
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The Kronprinzenpalais is a palace at the beginning of the boulevard Unter den Linden, that served the Prussian monarchy as a city palace for a long time. Today in the Kronprinzenpalais there are exhibitions and cultural events.
Neue Synagoge/Centrum Judaicum
Oranienburger Str. 28 - 30
The Neue Synagoge was built 1859-1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community, on Oranienburger Straße. Because of its splendid eastern moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th Century in Berlin.
The original building was designed by Eduard Knoblauch. Following Knoblauch's succumbing to illness, Friedrich August Stüler took responsibility for the majority of its construction as well as for its interior arrangement and design. It was inaugurated in the presence of Chancellor Count Otto von Bismarck in 1866. >> Wikipedia
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The Neue Wache in Berlin-Mitte was built between 1816 and 1818 on the boulevard Unter den Linden under the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm 3rd as a guardhouse for the King’s Guard and a memorial for the fallen soldiers of the Napoleonic wars.
Since 1993, the Neue Wache serves as a memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny.
The "Panorama observation tower" located at Erna Berger Street is one of the last of its kind, the mushroom-shaped tower consists of a round shank, and inside an iron ladder up to the octagonal observation pulpit. This type was established from 1969 on the border and at the Berlin Wall.
The Berliner Dom was built between 1895 and 1905. It faces the Lustgarten.
During the Second World War, the building was bombed by the Allies and severely damaged. A temporary roof was installed to protect what remained of the interior and in 1975 reconstruction started. The restoration of the interior was begun in 1984 and in 1993 the church reopened.>> Wikipedia
The Rotes Rathaus is the town hall of Berlin, located on Rathausstraße in the borough of Berlin-Mitte. It is the home to the governing mayor and the government of the Federal state of Berlin. The name of the landmark building dates from the facade design with red clinker bricks.
Rosenthaler Str. 40 - 41
The Hackesche Höfe are located in the historic suburb in Berlin-Mitte, not far from the so-called Scheunenviertel. They form the largest enclosed courtyard area in Germany and are listed buildings.
The St.-Marienkirche is located near Berlin's Alexander Platz, located within sight of the Red Town Hall near the foot of the TV-tower. It is one of the oldest churches in Berlin with a history of over 750 years, and one of six former medieval church buildings in the old town centre of what was the twin city in medieval times called Berlin-Cölln.
The Fernsehturm (German for "television tower") is a television tower in the center of Berlin, Germany. It is a well-known landmark, close to Alexanderplatz. The tower was built between 1965 and 1969 by the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), and its image was used as a symbol of Berlin by the GDR administration. The tower is easily visible throughout the central districts of Berlin, and remains a symbol of the city.>> Wikipedia
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The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed to house the Reichstag, the original parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933. It again became the seat of the German parliament in 1999 after a reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster.
Today's parliament of Germany is called the Bundestag. The Reichstag as a parliament dates back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to act as a true parliament in the years of Nazi Germany (1933-1945). In today's usage, the German term Reichstag refers to the building, while the term Bundestag refers to the institution.>> Wikipedia
Closed for the present
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is an art institution presenting exhibitions, theater and dance performances, concerts, author readings, films and congresses on non-European art and culture.
The House of World Cultures is one of the few institutions which, due to their national and international standing and the quality of their work, receive funding from the federal government as so-called "lighthouses of culture." The House of World Cultures is located in Berlin in a building formerly known as the "Kongresshalle." The building, which was designed by the American architect Hugh Stubbins Jr., is also known as the "Schwangere Auster" ("pregnant oyster").
The spectacular and controversial monumental buildings of the new Federal Chancellor's Office in Berlin Spreebogen were designed by the Berlin architect Axel Schultes and were opened in 2001. With a total area of 12,000 sq. m and a height of 36 m it is one of the largest government headquarters of the world (It is eight times the size of the White House in Washington).
The station designed by the architect Meinhard von Gerkan was built on the site of the former Lehrter train station and opened on 28th May 2006.
Schloss Bellevue is a château in the centre of Berlin. It has been the principal residence of the German President since 1994. Its name derives from its beautiful view over the Spree.
Altonaer Str. 22
The Hansaviertel was constructed for the International Construction Exhibition "Interbau" 1957 and this settlement celebrated its jubilee in 2007. They are very popular apartments and very much appreceiated by their tenants. They were built in accordance with the standards of social housing built in the '50s and are exceptional buildings, because they are designed by architects, such as Alvar Aalto, Egon Eiermann, Walter Gropius, Arne Jacobsen, Oscar Niemeyer and Bruno Taut, to be timeless and modern.
The Paul Löbe House is a parliament building in Berlin, located on the grounds of the former Alsenblock on the southern edge of the Spreebogen Park. It is named after a former Reichstag president and interim President of the first German Bundestag Paul Löbe (SPD).
The Court of Justice Moabit is the largest court building in Europe and, with its impressive lobby which you might recognise as it ahs been featured in many TV movies.
Potsdamer Str. 2
The Sony Center is a building complex on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The architect Helmut Jahn, has built the Sony Center as a complex with seven buildings on about 26,000 sqm plot in the district of Berlin-Tiergarten. Situated in a distinctive triangular shape, since January 2000 the Sony Center is a combination of office space, apartments and entertainment.. The Cost of the Sony Center amounted to € 600 million.
Nordische Botschaften | Felleshus
The Nordic embassies in Berlinares located on the southern edge of the Tiergarten in the Tiergarten Triangle in the Rauchstraße. There are five national embassy offices with a common public building, linked by a striking architectural element. Visit desired.
Flughafen Berlin-Tegel 'Otto Lilienthal'
Berlin International Airport in Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" (IATA: TXL, ICAO: EDDT) (often shortened to Tegel) is Berlin’s busiest airport. It lies in Tegel, a section of the northern borough of Reinickendorf. Tegel is referred to as the "Frequent Flyer Airport" and has the most scheduled flights of the three airports serving Berlin. In 2006, it served 11.8 million passengers. The airport is scheduled to close in 2011, six months after the formation of a new terminal expansion and the renaming of the Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport to the Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport, which is slated to handle all Berlin flights thenceforth. >> Wikipedia
The " Weiße Stadt ", also called the Swiss district, is a typical housing estate of the twenties in Berlin.
Am Rathauspark 1
The church was built according to plans of the architect von Lancizolle and inaugurated in December 1893.
U-Bahnhof Rathaus Spandau
Altstädter Ring 1
The Spandau Citadel is one of the most important and best preserved Renaissance castles of Europe.The basic form of the fort, completely surrounded by water, is a square with bastions. Today, the fortress is used exclusively for cultural events.
Fasanenstr 83 - 84
The " LEH " was built between 1994 and 1997 by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners. It is one of the architectural monuments in the city. A series of parabola arches form the basic structure of the building, whose appearance earned it the nickname "armadillo." Two atriums bring natural daylight into the interior and with two-glass facades and sunscreen lamellas the inner climate can be controlled ecologically.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the center of the Breitscheidplatz. The old church was built between 1891 and 1895 according to plans by Franz Schwechten. After the war, from 1951 to 1961, a new church was built right next to the site of the old one according to the plans of Egon Eiermann.
Berlin's Olympic Stadium is located on the western edge of the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. It is part of the larger sports complex which includes the Sports Forum, Olympic Hockey Stadium, Riding Stadium, Olympic Swimming pool, the Waldbühne (open air arena), Maifeld (large sports field), the bell tower and the Langemarck hall.
The Berliner Funkturm is a transmitting tower in Berlin, built between 1924 and 1926 by Heinrich Straumer. It is nicknamed "der lange Lulatsch" ("the lanky lad") and is one of the best-known points of interest in the city of Berlin. It stands in the Berlin fairground in the Charlottenburg Wilmersdorf district. On September 3, 1926 the radio tower was inaugurated on the occasion of the 3. Große Deutsche Funkausstellung (third Great German radio exhibition). The tower is now a protected monument. >> Wikipedia
Neue Kantstr. 1
The International Congress Center Berlin (ICC Berlin) in the district of Berlin-Charlottenburg is one of the largest houses of Congress in the world. The 320 meters long, 80 meters wide and 40 meters high building was built after only four years according to construction plans by the Berlin architect Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte and opened 1979. It is one of the most important buildings of the German post-war period and cost about 924 million DM (about € 473 million). Even today, it serves as a model for many new construction of convention centres around the world.
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Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest existing palace in Berlin. It is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf area.
Initially, under the name of Lietzenburg, the palace was constructed in the Italian Baroque style by the architect Arnold Nering commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg. After Friedrich's coronation in 1701 as King Friedrich I of Prussia and Charlotte his Queen, the palace, which was initially conceived as a summer retreat from Berlin (Sommerhaus) was expanded by the architect Eosander von Göthe into a magnificent building. After the death of his wife in 1705, Friedrich named the Schloss and the accompanying estate Charlottenburg in her memory. From 1709 to 1712 further building expansion was carried out, during which the characteristic turrets and the orangery appeared.>> Wikipedia
Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz
Nassauische Str. 66
Built from 1930 to 1933 by Fritz Högers
Haus von Gustav Lilienthal
Gustav Lilienthal, brother of Otto Lilienthal, was the inventor of various elements of prefabrication . With these techniques some still existing buildings in the settlements Lobetal / Hoffnungstal in, Eden (District of Oranienburg) and " Freie Scholle" Were built The best known are his villas in Berlin-Lichterfelde-West, designed in the tudor style, which today are still well preserved, including his own residential house in Marthastr. 5
Kirche St. Peter und Paul
Nikolskoer Weg 17
Friedrich Wilhelm the 3rd built the church at the suggestion of his daughter Czarina Alexandra Fjdorowna for the residents of Klein-Glienicke and Pfaueninsel by the architects Friedrich August Stüler and Albert Dietrich Schadow. On 13th August 1837, the church was inaugurated.
Mariendorfer Damm 1
The Ullsteinhaus was built 1925-1927 by the architect Prof. Eugene Schmohl for the Ullstein publishing company, who then resided in the building. The Ullstein Owl, which today covers many of the books of the Ullstein company is to be seen on the entrance of the Ullsteinhaus at Mariendorfer Damm no.1. A new part of the building was completed in the years 1993 to 1996 and has a leased area of almost 80000 square meters. The old building is five to seven- storeys. The clock tower has 12 floors. The new building has office towers with 9 floors. Today the Ullsteinhaus accomodates many service companies and a restaurant.
Platz der Luftbrücke
Tempelhof International Airport (IATA: THF, ICAO: EDDI) a.k.a. Berlin Tempelhof (German: Flughafen Tempelhof) is an airport in Berlin, situated in the south-central borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. This airport is commonly known as Tempelhof as well.
Designated by the ministry of transportation on October 8, 1923, Tempelhof is the world's oldest commercial airport, and the world's first airport being connected to a subway-network in 1927.
For ever closed since October 30th 2008 >> Wikipedia
The new city hall of the City Schöneberg was designed between 1911-1914 by the architects Peter Jürgensen and Jürgen. After the Second World War and the political division of Berlin the Schöneberg City Hall was the political centre of West Berlin until reunification in 1990: Parliament (House of Representatives) and the government (Senate) of West Berlin were based here in the City Hall. In the city hall tower there is the Liberty Bell, which was funded by donations from the American civilian population for the Berliners and rings every lunchtime at 12 o’clock. The town hall, the surrounding area and the streets were the location of many demonstrations and the state visit of President John F. Kennedy. There he held his speech on 26 June 26 1963 with the famous confession " Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner)". The Rudolph-Wilde-Platz in front of the city hall was renamed John-F.-Kennedy-Platz after his assassination.
The Anhalter Bahnhof was a train station in Berlin. It is located on the Askanischer Platz at the Stresemannstraße in Berlin's Kreuzberg district near the Potsdamer Platz. It was built up as a main station directly in front of the gates of the Berlin tariff wall. Today there remains only a ruin of the portal of the once very famous station. In the vernacular, it was briefly named Anhalter or Gateway to the south. The name of the station refers to the region Anhalt, now part of the Federal Lands of Saxony-Anhalt.
A former manor house with associated domain park and farm in Berlin-Britz is today called Schloss Britz . The building was constructed originally in 1706 for the Marshal Sigismund von Erlach. However it was changed from 1880 to 1883 in a French Renaissance style according to plans by Carl Busse and a tower was added.
The Hufeisensiedlung emerged from 1925 to 1933 in the south of Berlin-Neukölln to plans by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner. It is one of the first projects of social housing construction. There are only four basic types of plan. 472 homes are in aligned one-family homes, 600 are in the three-storied apartment houses. With the exception of the central horseshoe all buildings are in straight lines and each house has its own garden.
Wachturm am Schlesischen Busch
One of the three last remaining urban GDR-Wall-watchtowers, built as a "leadership" in 1963 for the construction of the barriers. It is listed since 1992 and restored in 2004.
Built in 1996-98 to plans of the office of architects Axel Schultes with Charlotte Frank who later planned and built the Chancellor's Office
Produktions-u. Bürogebäude Adlershof
Bruno Taut got a contract in 1912 from the "Berlin construction and housing cooperative 1892" to develop a construction plan for a 75 hectare site in the south-east of Berlin (Treptow district-Köpenick). His overall plan for the garden city at Falkenberg scheduled about 1500 homes for about 7000 residents.
It should string together houses with two-storied rows which are staggered in the rhythm of the rising topography. Each house should have its own colour and should bear reference to the garden and to the public spaces.
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The main building was created from 1901 to 1904 according to plans by Hugo Kinzer and Hans Schutte and was rebuilt and expanded several times. The Köpenick Town Hall became famous in 1906 when the unemployed shoemaker William Vogt, dressed in an officer's uniform which he bought in a secondhand market, arrested officials from the city and extorted from them ample amounts from the city treasury. Although he was arrested later, the play "The Captain from Köpenick" by Carl Zuckmayer made him famous as a typical Berliner.
The castle is located near the mouth of the River Dahme where it flows into the River Spree on an island in the Dahme nearby the City of Köpenick and its City Hall. The river island is connected by a bridge with the mainland.
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The Müggelturm is a well-known tourist destination in South East Berlin in Köpenick.The Müggelturm stands at a height of 88 m above sea level.
Müggelseedamm 301 - 307
Residential and warehouses originally built for the staff of the water plant.
Landsberger Allee/Allee der Kosmonauten
Named after the Majorcan artist Gustavo, this 15000 square meter facade with ornaments in bright colours is weather-proofed and dirt proof. Entry, corridors and staircases were renovated too.
Mies van der Rohe Haus
The Mies van der Rohe Haus on the Oberseestraße No. 60 in Berlin-Alt-Hohenschönhausen is the last designed family home of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Germany before his emigration to the United States in 1938. It was built in the Bauhaus style of the early 1930s under the name Villa Lemke.
Prenzlauer Allee 80
The large Zeiss planetarium Berlin was opened in October 1987 as one of the largest and most modern theatres of its kind in Europe. The centre of the house is the computer controlled planetarium projector Cosmorama created by Carl Zeiss Jena in the 23 m high domed hall. It allows for the representation of both the brilliant starry sky with more than 9,000 stars as well as a variety of astronomical phenomena of the past, present and future on an artificial sky. The planetarium projector stands on a mobile platform which can be sunk into the basement. Thereby the hall can be used multifunctionally. In addition to the planetarium projector there are over 100 slide projectors, a laser show system, a complete sound system (including a studio to house production), and video projection technology.
The most historical building of Buch is the Baroque church completed in 1736. It is the remnant of the castle facility of Buch. The castle and the Orangerie survived the war with little damage, but were demolished by government arbitrariness (Orangerie in 1955, castle in 1964). The church has been partially restored and is now the architectural focus of Buch. In its immediate vicinity there is the castle park Buch with important old trees The historical trails and waterways are restored scheduled.
Schönhausen Palace (German: Schloss Schönhausen) is a baroque palace in Berlin's borough of Niederschönhausen in the administrative district of Pankow. It is surrounded by gardens through which the River Panke runs. The palace belongs to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and is scheduled to be reopened to the public in 2009 after extensive restoration.