Tag: Berlin sightseeings
Take a look at the live-sized structures inside this gigantic museum. Few lovers of arts are aware of the fact that when Germany was divided in the aftermath of the second world war, its art treasures were divided too. Located on Museum Island (Museumsinsel), Berlin, the Pergamon Museum was designed by Ludwig Hoffmann and Alfred Messel.
New Synagogue, or also known locally as the Neue Synagogue, was designed primarily by Eduard Knoblauch and then by Friedrich August Stuler. It was constructed between 1859-1866 as the primary synagogue of the Jewish community of Berlin.
Take a break from traveling all around and visit the place that was built for royalty. The term `bellevue’ means `magnificent view’ and the usage of this term for describing the Bellevue Palace is not exaggerated. Situated near the Spree River in Berlin and occupying an area of 50 acres, the Bellevue Palace was constructed in the year 1768 for prince August Ferdinand of Prussia.
Check out its entrance hall in the evening when the lights are on… they look so dreamlike with statues lining the sides of the walls. Completed in the year 1904, the Bode Museum, which was designed by Ernst von Ihne is amongst a group of museums that make up the Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin. It lies at the northern end of the island and is locally known as Bodemuseum.
One cannot but miss the huge white dome surrounded by four small domes on its corners when visiting Berlin via flight. They belong to the famous Berlin Cathedral, famous amongst tourists for its impressive Baroque structure. However, hold your breath, since the present structure dates back just to 1905. Several other structures used to stand on the same spot where this structure now stands. If one checks out the history of this place, they will discover that this space was first occupied St. Erasmus Chapel whose status was enhanced to that of a collegiate church in the year 1465.
What you see today is the restoration of a beautiful piece of art that was shattered during the Second World War. Situated to the north of the Old Museum, the New Museum, whose plans were drafted by Friedrich August Stuler, was built between the years 1843 and 1855. It was initially opened for public view in the year 1859. David Chipperfield, the famous English architect, was roped in for the restoration work of the same. Thrown open for visitors on October 2009, the New Museum provides viewers a rare glimpse into ancient history. Even though the building was ravaged during the war, most of its exhibits survived the bombing and they are put up for view now.
One of the main symbols ofBerlin, the Branderberg Gate is also a former gate of the city of Berlin. Constructed in 1791, this gate is situated to the west of the center of the city and at the crossing of Ebertstraße and Unter den Linden. In the olden times there used to be a series of gates that individuals had to pass through in order to enter Berlin. The Brandenburg Gate is the only one of those gates that remains and this is what makes it special amongst the tourists. For the uninitiated, this gate is a representation of peace.