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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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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