The museum was severely damaged during the Second World War. In 1997, planning for its reconstruction resumed and was resumed and the English architect David Chipperfield was officially commissioned with the project. Reopened in 2009.
Volksbühne Berlin. Old theater (1892) well known for its sophisticated performances. In 2003, Marilyn Manson shot his video „mObscene“ at the Volksbühne (remixed together with Rammstein).
The Post Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in the locality of Moabit in the district of Berlin-Mitte. The stadium was built in 1929 for the sports club of the German Reichspost. In 2002, the outdoor pool was closed and from May 2006 to 2012 it was the tent site of the Tentstation, the outdoor pool was used as a basketball court.
Old National Gallery in Berlin. The Museum Island Master Plan will be completed in 2020 and will connect all five museums, all of which have been completely renovated in the last two decades (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
In the spy film „The Torn Curtain“ (1966) by director Alfred Hitchcock, the museum served as a backdrop for some essential scenes, but only as a dummy, as no filming permit was granted.
For a few years the most beautiful lawn in Berlin. The former square of the People’s Chamber of the GDR (Palace of the Republic) was demolished in 2006. In a year, the reconstruction of the „old“ Berlin Palace will be completed (early 2021).
In 1992, Norman Foster won the architectural competition to rebuild the building. The large glass dome at the very top of the Reichstag offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape and a breathtaking view from above into the German parliament. A free visit to the dome is available via online registration. Well, you won’t see Angela, the dome is closed during plenary sessions.
Opened in 1979, the pedestrian tunnel at the ICC, a typical West Berlin architectural icon, has often served as a Hollywood backdrop (e.g. The Bourne Supremacy, The Tribute to Panem 2).
Haus des Lehrers
On a part of a large picture frieze (7×125 m) at the „Haus des Lehrers“ at Alexanderplatz, designed by Walter Womacka (1964). In Berlin you can still find some communist propaganda wall mosaics of the former GDR. Compared to today’s billboards, which can be found everywhere in the city, they look quite innocent.
Street Artist Blu
The graffiti „Mask Picture“ by the Italian street artist Blu was created in 2008 (Berlin-Kreuzberg) and was painted over in black in 2014.
Street Artist Blu
The graffiti „Handcuffed Man“ by the Italian street artist Blu was created in 2007 (Berlin-Kreuzberg) and was painted over in black in 2014.
Opened in 1955, the zoo is located in the old park of Friedrichsfelde Palace, in the former eastern part of Berlin, and is one of the two zoological gardens in Berlin.
Autumn in Berlin
Autumn in Berlin.
Thunderstorm in Berlin
Thunderstorm in Berlin. There is so much beauty in a thunderstorm.
The metal sculpture by Swiss designer Rainer Haußmann was designed for a production of „The Robbers“ by Frank Castorf and was installed in 1994. The wheel became the logo of the Volksbühne. Frank Castorf left the „Volksbühne“ in 2017 after 25 years of directorship.
Central Pavilion of the „Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy“. The exhibition was established in 1935 and was expanded as a trade fair venue from 2005 and also serves as a recreation park, one of the largest in the world (2,375,000 square meters).
The tram in Porto has been running since 1872, and I recommend taking line 1 along the Douro. Porto is less crowded by tourists than Lisbon and just cozy and has excellent and inexpensive restaurants.
Salut Hotel Moscow
Salut Hotel offers 1090 rooms and 9 restaurants. Half a dozen stretch limousines are always available for rent in the entrance area.
The Seven Sisters in Moscow
The Seven Sisters are a group of seven skyscrapers in Moscow designed in the Stalinist style. They were built from 1947 to 1953 in an elaborate combination of Russian Baroque and Gothic styles.
Moscow-850 is a Ferris wheel in the amusement park „Moscow-850“ on the territory of VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy), built for the 850th anniversary of Moscow in 1997, and dismantled in 2016.
Hilton Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Tel Aviv. It is located directly below the Hilton Hotel. A typical city beach. Music from the DJ at the bar – perfect for a swim at sunset or to hang out all day.