Sunday, 19 April 2015

Seeing the sights of Berlin

 Reichstag & Government Quarter

The roof top terrace and dome within the Reichstag Building allows it's visitors to witness of once in a life time view of Berlin's parliamentary and government quarter  which can be either seen during the day or night. Whilst overlooking the grounds through the dazzling glass cupola you're also able to see some of the cities other incredible landmarks.


Holocaust Memorial 

The memorials  maze layout gives you the opportunity to slowly walk through the paths take in it's powerful feeling of a cemetery. Stepping in between the concrete blocks truly makes you reflect on what happened to the victims of the mass murder and how architect Peter Eisenman wanted visitors to be able to pay their respects to those who had been killed.


Berliner Dom

Even though its exterior is covered in dark patches caused by the damage it suffered since its construction in 1905 . The Dom's turquoise roof top and  gold decorations makes this cathedral truly stand out whilst walking around in Berlin.

The Fernsehturn Tower

Near Alexanderplatz you'll find the humongous Fernsehturn television tower . The 368 meter high structure allows travelers to experience viewing the city from the tallest building in Germany. Architecturally the building itself resembles to other well known international skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.


Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

This famous church known as the "The Hollow Tooth" in Kurf├╝rstendamm was damamged  during a bomb raid in 1943 however it's imperfect features such as is missing spike makes this church a unique sight to see within western Berlin. You can find some of it's remaining artifacts and missing architecture in the foyer next to the within standing tower.


The Berlin Wall - Eastside Gallery.

Eastside Gallery is known to be an international memorial for freedom. Whilst walking down the 1.3km long path you'll be able to see the creative and symbolic art work displayed on each slab of the Berlin  Wall which reflects on the walls history through its powerful messages.


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