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}} Pariser Platz in the 1930s Pariser Platz is a square in the center of Berlin, Germany, situated by the Brandenburg Gate at the end of the Unter den Linden. The square is named after the French capital Paris in honour of the Allied occupation of Paris in 1814, and is one of the main focal points of the city. (...)
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"1. Introduction 2. Potsdamer Platz 3. Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe 4. Reichstag 5. Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz 6. Unter den Linden."
"One of Berlin's most photographed locations, Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) once marked the impenetrable boundary between East and West Berlin."
"Built in 1791 as a triumphal arch, the Brandenburg Gate ,the only remaining town gate in the country, is an enduring symbol of Berlin."
"Probably the most easily recognized monument is the Brandenburg Gate, which was the main gathering place for celebrations following the fall of the wall in 1989."
"A vast Holocaust memorial designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman and built close to the Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz, only a few hundred metres from the site of Hitler's bunker."
"Berlin panorama seen from Siegessäule, showing Reichstag (left), the Brandenburg gate (right), and the TV Tower (center)."
"Today, your taxi will blithely drive beneath the Brandenburg Gate or along the Friedrichstrasse, without regard to barriers that once used to be virtually impenetrable."
"In the 1980s, decrying the existence of two German states, West Berlin mayor Richard von Weizsäcker said: The German question will remain open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed."
"The Brandenburg Gate was the main gate in the western side of the customs wall that surrounded the city in the eighteenth century, and the Pariser Platz is at the west end of the avenue of Unter den Linden ,the ceremonial axis of the city, down which the victorious troops of all regimes from the Hohenzollerns to the German Democratic Republic have marched in triumph."
"The monumental sandstone structure of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin's Mitte district was modeled on the Acropolis of Athens and was built for King Frederick William II in 1788-91 by Carl Gotthard Langhans the Elder as a suitably magnificent terminal feature at the western end of Unter den Linden."
"Visiting the Brandenburg Gate is a "must see" stop on your tour."
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The most fantastic spa I've ever been to! You can just float on the salted water in a dark room, the only lights are yellow, red and blue amblights. DJ plays music, which can be heard underwater! Here's also a bar and on fridays a glass of champagne is included on the entrance fee! Awesome!
calle from Finland wrote about Kastanienallee 4 years, 7 months ago
Kastanienallee is a street packed with shops, cafes and ethnic food restaurants. If you're bored with more conventional clothing brands, on Kastanienallee (and the streets crossing it) you can find some unique pieces of clothing with a reasonable price. If you're in a shopping spree and in Berlin, this place is a must. It's also nice to have an extensive (and cheap) brunch in one of its cafes after a heavy night of clubbing. Because of its nice, artsy vibe I can recommend Kastanienallee to anyone who is visiting Berlin.
jyrki replied 3 years, 3 months ago:
I love Berlin, but at the same time I have to agree with all of the above.
adamorgana replied 2 years, 3 months ago:
I´ll have to agree with the credit cards, but that is a Germany thing. As far as not speaking English, I totally disagree in fact its so prominently spoken I once had a waiter in Berlin, who could not speak German, only English, crazy!
juha from Finland wrote about Pension Wedding 5 years, 2 months ago
This was a pretty awful experience. The room was small and cold. However, it was cheap. Wedding is a suburb of Berlin popular among the turkish and unemployed. Not the nicest of neighborhoods... At least there's a Penny Markt close by to buy food and beer. :)
arroz replied 4 years, 4 months ago:
It's a nice reminder of how things used to be in Berlin but as a sight it's not that special. The neighborhood is still nice (at least for having a cup of coffee/shopping) so just passing by it is not a bad idea. Wouldn't waste my time for trying to find it though. (Nor would I spend over 12€ to get in to the checkpoint charlie museum)
koiramies wrote about Konnopke’s Imbiß 5 years, one month ago
Under the Eberswalder Straße substation (Prenzlauer Berg), there is a brilliant Döner kiosk called Konnepke's Imbiß.
I believe Konnepke's history goes back to 1930's and they have their very own curry sauce. The best currywurst I've had in Berlin, and I've had a lot of them!
jaakko from Finland wrote about Tommy Weisbecker Haus 5 years, one month ago
Tommy Haus is self sufficient youth commune located in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Inside the house there's a reasonably priced bar with music ranging from punk/hardcore to ska/reggae. There's also a concert hall with weekly events. If you're into punk this is really a place worth visiting for.
A cool top floor nightclub, conveniently located near Alexanderplatz. When we were there you could take photos with your mobile and send them as MMS to have them displayed on a large screen in the club, a cool idea! Hopefully they go through censorship first though..
leo from Finland wrote about Fernsehturm 4 years, 6 months ago
The landmark of Berlin, use it to guide you to the center if you get lost. Can also well be seen from the airplane when you land. It's pretty expensive to go up the tower and usually there's a queue. Luckily they also have a mobile service that sends you an sms half an hour before it's your turn to go up.
tilkkuliini replied 4 years, 6 months ago:
We were there on April and there was no queu then. But still we had to wait couple of minutes. But that was worth it :)
arroz replied 4 years, 4 months ago:
It really is a good place to use as a guide when lost (done that!). I'd stay that if you wanna spend your money on going up, it's best to go during the last couple of hours before midnight. If it's already dark, the better. It'll save you some queuing and the city with its lights looks pretty amazing. During day time it's not that special.
hiisku from Finland wrote about Hotel Artim Charlottenburg 4 years, 6 months ago
Artim Hotel Charlottenburgh in Berlin. The hotel is very comfort 3 star hotel, but the price isn't very high. Prices include breakfast, and the hotel is very calm. The staff is also nice. The location isn't maybe the best possible, but you can always take an U-bahn in Berlin!
pelicanpoker from USA wrote about Checkpoint Charlie 4 years, 10 months ago
The museum at Checkpoint Charlie was a very interesting site. It really conveyed the Berlin of Germany's past. With movies and pictures visitors can get a sense of what Berlin was like when it was divided. In addition to images relating to the past of Berlin's Wall, is a vast library of memorabilia associated with the wall. I remember ladders that were made to specially span the wall. There was an exhibit of a small vehicle in which many people were ferried across the checkpoint. This is a museum that shows the history of oppression.
Forget about the airport, Gatow is a nice little riverside village, very quiet and almost dreaming, although the metropolis of Berlin is within easy walking distance! In cold war times, the road to Gatow passed along the barbed-wire border with East Germany - no concrete wall, though!
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Brandenburger Tor 4 years, 5 months ago
We drove by the Brandenburger Tor in the day time, but then we had no time to stop. We came there with better time in the evening and I must say, it looked even better in the darkness! It was just quite difficult to get a photo of it. If you are going there in darkness, you better have a stand with you. Or maybe I'm just a poor photographer :D
(So, no picture this time :P)
tilkkuliini from Finland wrote about Olympic Stadium 4 years, 5 months ago
The building is looking quite impressive. We didn't even go in there and still I remember how massive and some how scary it was. When you are standing in front of the gates, you can imagine how it must have been about hundred years ago. It probably looks a bit different when there is some happening goin on.
The U-Bahn that goes there, isn't probably the safest one. I suggest that you don't go there alone.
In case you need to change trains in the main railway station in Berlin and have some extra time, it's worth exploring whats near the station. The river Spree, Reichstag building, even the famous Brandenburger Tor is well within walking distance (just about 2 kms away). So even with just one extra hour to spend, you'll be able see some of the major sights!
juha from Finland wrote about Hotel Insel Rügen 4 years, 2 months ago
Don't stay here. The room is cold, there's no hot water and the room is pretty unconfortable. If you don't care about such things then at least the price is cheap and there's a decent breakfast included, which was a complete surprise compared to poor the hotel was otherwise.
christineansbacher from USA wrote about Berlin 4 years, 2 months ago
UNIQUE PRIVATE GUIDE: if you are a luxury traveler to Berlin, or a business executive with a free day, my travel tip for the well-heeled will turn your Berlin experience into a more memorable outing.
My husband and I hired a truly unique private guide for five consecutive half-days. Jeremy turned out to be part storyteller/part actor/part historian. He doesn't just rattle off facts and dates and speak in a normal tone of voice -- he is able to spin yarns and weave tales because he uses such public speaking techniques as varying his pitch and speed as well as injecting humor into his commentary. So it's not just the well-researched content of his talks that is fascinating -- his honed delivery draws you into the storyline of that day's tour theme. I'm telling you this man REALLY knows how to hold an audience.
Another plus - Jeremy is a US expat, so he's easy to understand; and he’s lived in Berlin for almost a decade so he knows the city inside out.
He also brings Berlin to life with scores of pre-war & post-war photos. His various half-day tours of Berlin and other nearby areas, such as Potsdam, can easily fill up a week's vacation!
I can truly say he is the best private guide I've ever hired in the world, and therefore I'm delighted to share his info with you-- Jeremy Minsberg at www.theberlinexpert.com , 50 Euros an hour. So if you are planning to stay at a top hotel, dine in fine restaurants and shop at the boutiques on the Ku’dam, then consider Jeremy another must-have component of your holiday.
greatberlin from Germany wrote about Berlin 4 years ago
Great City, nice hotel to stay. I read here lots of bad things over other hotels in Berlin, just try the Holiday Inn Mitte next time. Affordable price, central, great breakfast- don´t need more.
harryhindu from United Kingdom asked a question about Berlin 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi there, I am coming to Berlin in a couple of weeks and have some colleagues close to Thielplatz U-bahn station. As such I wondered if anyone knew of any good places to stay in that vicinity? Please see the link below for a list. Thanks
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