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This is THE symbol of Berlin and an excellent place to start a tour of the city.
This is the biggest chocolate store in the world. This place is every chocolate fan's dream come true.
Perhaps no building in the world saw more twentieth century history up close and personal than this one. From Kaiser Wilhelm's famous speech at the beginning of World War I, to the sad last days of the Weimer Republic, to its mysterious fire in the first days of the Third Reich, to its last stand of die hard Nazis during the Battle of Berlin to back to being the home of the German legislature for the reunited Germany this place has seen it all.
Great budget hotel in a quiet Berlin neighborhood. Warning: lots of stairs in this older building.
This Germany's monument to the unknown soldier and the unknown concentration camp victim.
This is a Catholic Cathedral commissioned by King Frederick the Great built to look like an upside down Silesian tea cup.
The Berlin Wall divided Berlin for nearly three decades. This memorial explains its history.
This is the main street of Berlin lined with historic sights. Notice the Russian Embassy still has hammers and sickles from the Soviet era.
This is the sight of the first Nazi mass book burning in 1933. Faculty and students of Humboldt University carried nearly 25,000 books from the school libraries to be burned in the square. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Geobbels organized this outrage as a demonstration of Nazi power. Among the authors whose works went up in smoke was Albert Einstein, who only the year before was on the Humboldt Univ. faculty! In the square are a couple of sites that are easy to miss. One is a window in the ground. Under it are empty bookshelves to commemorate this event. It isn't easy to see through the window during the day, but the underground room is lit up at night. Also, there is a small plaque with the most prophetic quote in the history of German literature by poet Heinrich Heine that says, "Where books are burned, people will be burned!" Heine wrote that over a hundred years earlier. Even though he converted to Christianity, his works were still considered degenerate by the Nazis because he was born a Jew.
This museum has some great treasures recovered by German archeologists. They include the Pergamon Altar, an incredible pagan worship site from the second century B.C. and the Gates of Ishtar from 6th century B.C. Babylon. It was commissioned by the Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar II.
Museum Island holds five great museums including the Pergamon.
This great tour company gives great themed Berlin walking tours. The Third Reich and Cold War walking tours are ideal for any history buff.
During the Cold War Checkpoint Charlie was ground zero.
Glorious church from the Imperial age that was bombed to pieces during World War II. Now, like Coventry Cathedral, it is a peace memorial.
This is Berlin's memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.
Berlin's version of Central Park is the lungs of the city.