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Sights of the city of Berlin – part II

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On another occasion I have spoken them some of the sights of Berlin. Today I am going to have some others, as there are many which exist in this beautiful city, and very interesting to know:

  • The Berlin TV Tower, with 368 m high, is the third tallest in Europe. At the height of 200 m, it has a restaurant that gives a complete rotation on its own axis every 30 minutes.
  • A few metres from the Brandenburg Gate is the headquarters of DZ Bank, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. Although the building has a sober façade as all buildings of his round, but just one in its lobby, sees impressive metal structure that measures 29 m. high and houses a conference room.
  • At a time of the city reached 18 entrance gates, but the only survivor to date but the only one that survives today is the Brandenburg.

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  • The garden of exile, the small garden of the Jewish Museum, has 49 square pillars located in grid. All of them are crowned and plant-filled land of Berlin, except for the Center, which has land of Jerusalem.
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  • In the Bode museum, one of the five in the Museum Island, is one of the largest Numismatic collections of the world, with more than 750,000 parts exhibits.
  • The Berlin Zoo is one of the permanent concentrations of most important animal in the world. Account with a 19,000 animals and 1,400 species.
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  • The Cathedral of St. Hedwig was the only Catholic Church in Berlin until the year 1854, was destroyed during World War II. Its reconstruction was completed in 1963.
  • Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, a church located in the Centre of the city, be it popularly known as "bite the wheel" because of the way in which was behind the bombings of World War II. It was only a tower with truncated top part, which has been preserved as well so you don't forget the consequences of the war.
  • Illustrious figures of the city as the painter Max Liebermann are buried in the Jüdischer Friedhof, the second Jewish cemetery in the city,.
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  • The Potsdamer Platz, which is now surrounded by a set of modern buildings, was divided in two by the Berlin wall. Today there is a replica of the first traffic light in Europe, who settled here in 1924.
  • The Rotes Rathaus (red City Hall), receives that name only the red color of its bricks, has no political connotation...
  • The oldest cemetery in Berlin, in the year 1672, was used as a concentration camp "in step" for around 55,000 Jews who would be then sent to extermination camps during World War II. The nazis destroyed it in 1943, and it was re-opened two years ago.
  • The Victory column, which is in the Tiergarten, has 69 m in height, and you can reach the viewpoint which is at its peak up 285 steps.
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  • The foreign population which is located in the District of Mitte (Center) is about 30%, the highest of all Berlin districts.
  • 900 Million euros were invested to build the Hauptbahhof (central station of the city), which took place between 1995 and 2006,.
  • The Berlin metro was founded in 1902 and consists of 9 lines with a total of 173 stations. At the time the city was divided into two parts, with the subway happened the same and emerged the "ghost stations", in which were not stopped (these were located in the East).
  • In the Humboldt Museum of Natural history, close to Berlin main station, you can see the mounted skeleton of the largest dinosaur in the world.
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Vía: visitandoelmundo

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