Berlin

German’s capital is a city that has inspired artists and activists alike, where punk found its early adherents, and hidden secret bunkers have been opened to the public. With a storied history that dates to the 13th century, Berlin exudes historical significance that has influenced both Germany and Europe at large. Literally divided during political turmoil during the Cold War, Berlin’s now decommissioned 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. Today the united city is the largest in Germany and has taken lead as the most populous city in the European Union.

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Berlin, Germany

Schloss Bellevue

The gardens for the primary residence of the president of Germany contained some special buried history.

Berlin, Germany

Alexanderplatz Station

The meeting point for the crucial peaceful demonstration for political reforms against the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that eventually led to tearing down the Berlin Wall.

Berlin, Germany

Amtsgericht Wedding

The neo-Gothic design of this courthouse was inspired by Germany's first castle.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin State Library

Based in Berlin and one of the largest libraries in Europe, the State Library is as famous for what it keeps as it is for what it has given away.

Berlin, Germany

Stadtbad Neuk​ö​lln

Built in 1914, this bath was one of the largest in Europe and during its heyday hosted up to 10,000 visitors per day.

Berlin, Germany

Neues Off Cinema

Don't judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a building by its facade. This graffiti-tagged theater houses a classic 193-seat screening room and a 50's-style foyer.

Berlin, Germany

Babylon

The Babylon cinema in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin was awarded the "German Award for Monument Protection" after its reconstruction in 2002.

Berlin, Germany

S-Bahn Train

This rapid transit system in Berlin was a hot political topic when the Berlin Wall prompted the installation of customs checkpoints at train stops along the border.

Berlin, Germany

Stadtbad Lichtenberg

Shuttered since 1991, this historic pool in Berlin was built to support sanitation efforts during the Industrial Revolution.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin State Opera

The world's oldest state opera was established in Berlin, Germany in 1742 and continues to operate to this day.

Berlin, Germany

Ernst-Reuter-Platz

This train station sits underneath Berlin's famous street, Straße des 17. Juni, birthplace of the East German uprising and host of the largest party in the world.

Berlin, Germany

Kurfurstenstrasse Station

This U-Bahn station felt firsthand the impact of Germany's post-World War II divide. Located in one of the boroughs separated by the Berlin Wall, it was closed until 1989.

Berlin, Germany

Charlottenburg Palace

Once inhabited by a series of royals, this palace is now a major tourist attraction in Berlin, Germany.

Berlin, Germany

Spandu Citadel

This viewfinder is found on a German fortress that is one of the best-preserved Renaissance military structures of Europe.

Berlin, Germany

Garten der Welt

This garden scape in Berlin truly offers a trip around the world to visitors with its landscapes that represent gardens from around the globe.

Berlin, Germany

Wedding Station

Perhaps providing a smile to those who understand the English noun, this rail station has served Berlin since 1872.

Berlin, Germany

St. Augustinus

This late Expressionist-style church found in Berlin, Germany changed public notions about what a church must look like.

Berlin, Germany

Stadtbad Oderberger

Extremely important for hygiene in the early 20th century, this beautiful public bath eventually went the way of most of the others - falling into disrepair until being saved by community action.

Berlin, Germany

Stadtbad Charlottenburg

Designed by a neighborhood architect in 1898, this Art Nouveau public pool is the oldest in Berlin.

Berlin, Germany

Konzerthaus Berlin

This historically-restored German concert hall, one of three within the structure, is home to one of Europe's most renowned orchestras.

Berlin, Germany

Altes Postamt SW61

Originally a post office, this neo-Gothic structure's red brick facade and gable design stand in contrast to neighboring buildings on the Landwehr Canal.

Berlin, Germany

Hotel Adlon

When it opened in 1907 across from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was the "most modern" hotel in Germany.

Berlin, Germany

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Known locally as "the pregnant oyster," this center for the arts was a gift from the US to Berlin in 1957.

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