Potsdamer Platz – Germany

Potsdamer Platz is a modernized plaza that is surrounded by modern skyscraper with a covered public space in the center. It is in the Berlin city center located only about one kilometer from Brandenburg Gate with the Reichstag and Tiergarten (park) also nearby. The view of Potsdamer Platz from the Reichstag rooftop and from the…

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Old Town Munich – Germany

Munich is the capital and most populous city of the German state of Bavaria. The city sits on the banks of the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich’s old town is located in the heart of Munich and is only 1.25 square miles but it is packed with charming architecture. One of the…

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Linderhof Palace – Germany

Linderhof Palace was the royal villa of Ludwig II of Bravaria. It was originally a hunting lodge belonging to his father Maximilian II. The palace was completed in 1874 and the gardens around the palace was completed in 1880. The palace is located about 100 km southwest of Munich, Germany and sets in the foothills…

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Reichstag Building and Dome – Germany

The Reichstag Building in Berlin was built in 1894 and was the meeting place of Germany’s national legislature until 1933. In 1999 the Reichstag Building once again became the permanent location for the legislature. Currently it is one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, it is located on the bank of the Spree River next to…

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Spree River – Germany

The Spree River flows primarily in Germany and is over 400 Kilometers long. The river starts in the Czech Republic and connects into the Elbe River before reaching the North Sea. The focus of this post is on the portion of the river that pass through Berlin. When I visit a new city, I always…

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Charlottenburg Palace – Germany

Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace complex in Berlin and it is Berlin’s best surviving example from the 1700’s. The palace construction started in 1695 and features a main central building with two side wings forming a U-shaped building with a large courtyard encased by the three sides of the palace. In the center of…

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Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is located Bavaria near Munich, Germany. The castle was built by King Ludwig II and the construction started in 1869 but it was never completely finished due to his death in 1886. The name Neuschwanstein literally means “New Swan Stone” which is derived from a character from one of Richard Wagner’s operas, the…

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Brandenburg Gate – Germany

Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s most famous landmark. It was built between 1788 and 1791 to enhance the entrance into the Boulevard Unter den Linden and is the only surviving gate of the 18 previous city gates. The gate is designed in classical Greek architecture and was inspired by the entrance of the Acropolis in Athens….

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