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#travelwithme to Berlin - day 1

   

          After 3 years of living in Germany we finally made it to Berlin! It was on our list of must see cities in Germany from the very beginning & this time was even better to take our trip there because we had our friends with us & we love traveling together! 
       From Brandenburg Gate & Pariser Platz to Berlin Wall, The Parliament building - Reichstag , Postdamer Platz, Siegessaeule, Unten den Linden, Nikolai quarter and  last but least Museum Island , where we got to visit the DDR Museum, Museum of Arts & many more!
            But for now I'll stick to just some of these places we got to visit in our first day there!


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The Brandenburg Gate  & Pariser Platz

          For us this place was the very first on our must see list & that is why we headed first to the Pariser Platz & enjoyed the perfect view of the Brandenburg Gate!
          The gate used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolise German unity. Built according to the plans of Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791, the Brandenburg Gate is modelled on the Propylaeum of Athens’ Acropolis. In 1793, a quadriga designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow was placed on the gate, which points to the east in the direction of the city centre.

Pariser Platz

         Always full of tourists taking picture with the gate, the Pariser Platz in Berlin is considered as the city’s "best room” and indeed is also one of the most beautiful places in the capital. Around Pariser Platz, elegant town houses, embassies and the luxurious Adlon Hotel were built. The French Embassy and the Embassy of the United States are two additional prominent establishments to be found at this historical place.




Ampelmann Shop 

I really loved the atmosphere here, it's the perfect place to find a symbolic souvenir from Berlin, plus the coffee there is delicious! More about the "Ampelmännchen " and its history:


          Symbols were developed for traffic lights in many countries independently of one another, usually in the form of little people.Thereby, the first Ampelmännchen were created in a variety of versions worldwide. But no other symbol was preceded by such extensive, well-founded development on the basis of traffic psychology as the famous East German Ampelmännchen.
        The developer of the Ampelmännchen, Karl Peglau, was a traffic psychologist, technical draftsman and functional designer all at the same time – and was happy to involve other people too. His wife Hildegard supported his work with affectionate interest – she remains a member of the AMPELMANN family to this very day and attends every company celebration. She was frequently the first person to test his new developments. His secretary Anneliese Wegner had a gift for drawing; she added a few details at Karl Peglau’s request, making her contribution to the personality of the Ampelmännchen. As an example, according to Karl Peglau, the shape of the hat goes back to her input.


Unter den Linden

       We took a long walk along the beautiful streets of Germany, enjoying also a delicious pasta at Vapiano & taking pictures with the well known Berlin Bear, also visited the second most generous Mercedes-Benz Gallery.  
        Unter den Linden ("under the linden trees") is a boulevard in the central Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. Running from the City Palace to Brandenburg Gate, it is named after the lime trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall on the median and the two broad carriageways. The avenue links numerous Berlin sights and landmarks.
     Situated "Unten den Linden" the Mercedes-Benz Gallery follows a compelling idea: to create forums where the brand can exchange ideas with an urban public. This is the second and the most generous Mercedes-Benz Gallery is situated not far from where the first Mercedes-Benz dealer conducted his trade a century ago.


Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

       The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the centre of Berlin is the German Holocaust Memorial honouring and remembering the up to six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, the Memorial consists of the Field of Stelae designed by Peter Eisenman and the subterranean Information Centre. The exhibition at the Information Centre documents the persecution and extermination of European Jewry as well as the historic sites of the crimes.


Reichstag


     Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet (German: Reichstag), of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after it was set on fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse.
     The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on 3 October 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag.
 This was if for the first day, stay close for more Berlin sites in the next blogpost!



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  1. Amazing places, gorgeous photos!
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  2. WOW WOW WOW. Berlin looks amazing. I love all the photos and btw - love ur moto booties! xO!
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  3. Such beautiful pics! I have been several times to Berlin and love it!
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