Places to visit free in Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of the busiest capitals in Europe and still we, visitors must admit that it’s one of the most beautiful ones as well. city on its own is amazing, full of parks; Unequally among the European capitals the 70% of Berlin consists of forest, it's the most visible from a high place, ao that's why you should visit the TV tower (or check my gallery;-)). Some of the outstanding advantages of the city is that it is rather cheap and it's so calm and relaxing that a Hungarian man cannot even imagine it; for example summertime you can see more bycicles on the streets than cars. It's fairly funny to see people wearing suits but riding a bycicle. There are so many sights, so many things to see that I could list only a few tips with my favorite places and some pictures my gallery as a sample.
Right on the border of East and West Berlin the Brandenburg Gate used to be the symbol of the separation of the city but it is the symbol of the reunification since the fall of the Wall. It is about 60 m high and it’s decorated with scenes depicting Greek mythology. It stands on the border of the Eastern and Western part of Berlin like a sentinel watching the city; there is a huge place in the front of it filled up with people all the time. Berliners gather there every year and celebrate New Year’s Eve together.
The Alexanderplatz in the center of the former East Berlin is the busiest square I’ve ever seen. After the bombing in the Second World War it was rebuilt and used as a kind of showcase of communist architecture. Two monuments you meet walking on the Alexanderplatz are the Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock) and the Fountain of International Friendship, I think both of them are great symbols of the internationalism and world citizenship.
And of course I cannot forget to mention the Parlament of Germany, the Bundestag/ Reichstag - I founded so important that I posted a separate article and a gallery about it, so keep reading.
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1. Aug 19, 2007 You must see the Berlin Bundestag (Berlin) ( 22)
2. Aug 19, 2007 Places to visit free in Berlin (Berlin) ( 80)
3. Aug 20, 2007 Berlin for low budget travelers (Berlin) ( 30)
4. Aug 21, 2007 All about Potsdam and the Sanssouci (Potsdam) ( 116)
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The next heir to the throne of Prussia was Frederick II. He was known as Frederick the Great and under his rule, the country became a center of the Enlightenment. Twenty-eight years later, Frederick William II, who opposed the Enlightenment, came into power and Berlin’s growth became all but stagnant. In 1806, under the rule of Napoleon, French troops invaded Berlin and made it a self-governing state. After the French were defeated, Berlin became part of the Province of Brandenburg and in 1827, the city was made its capital. This made the city part of Prussia again. After several decades of war, Berlin was made the capital of the... Read more »
Recent reviews for Berlin
What to see in Berlin - Aug 14, 2008, by vcppow
Berlin was immortalized in the film 'Cabaret' but the years after WWI represent just one colorful phase. Berlin is a very old city and many of its first buildings such as the Nicolaikirche and Marienkirche, both built between 1230 and 1292,... Read more »
What to do in Germany - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: Aprox. 80Mio Major Airports: Franfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Berlin (BER, BML, TXL), Hamburg (HAM). When to Go: Typically the months of May-September are good to visit as the temperatures are not too cold. In the summer it's... Read more »
You must see the Berlin Bundestag - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Berlin – Bundestag/Reichstag The Bundestag is the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. The name Bundestag refers to the institution while the name Reichstag is used for the building. The architect of the original... Read more »
Useful info about Berlin - May 1, 2009, by erato
One fact about Berlin, Germany: the 70% of the city stands of forest. So Berlin is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities of the world, with a lot of parks and threes even in the center, what gives an unbeatable, calm and comfortable... Read more »
Was gibt es in Berlin zu tun - Jun 15, 2009, by mary
Wo liegt Berlin? Berlin ist die Hauptstadt Deutschlands und liegt im Nordosten des Landes. Ca. 3,4 Millionen Einwohner hat Berlin. Die Durchschnittstemperatur ist 8,9 Grad. Im Jahr kommen ca. 17 Millionen Turisten nach Berlin, also mehr... Read more »
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