Videogallery: Germany, Berlin – From Majestic Reichstag to Omnipresent Street Art
Germany, Berlin – From Majestic Reichstag to Omnipresent Street Art
heading (paragraph): Towns
People from all around the world live in Berlin. This makes the city so unique, full of art, life, great food, and friendly people. After German unification it became administrative center of the city. Many artists, creative people and other have came here and gradually they have become important people in the life of the city. Berlin has become European Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, after the end of the WWII most of the city laid in ashes. This means that one or two days of historical sightseeing is enough. Today we take a look at Reichstag , the Brandenburg gate, the Museum Island and we also bring you closer to the city than from tourist perspective.
Photos from the German city of Wuppertal look amazing - like animated illustrations from a futuristic comic book, thanks to the Schwebebahn suspended public transport route. Trains hovering over the river or above the street on the third floor of the surrounding houses have been running on this track since 1901, and since 1997, the Schwebebahn deserves state protection.
Beer. A world-spread beverage yet not all the same everywehre. Do you also like having a cold one at your favorite place? What if you go somewhere further than just to the nearest place? Yes, we talk about world's largest beer festival - Oktoberfest.
Bremen and the port of Bremerhaven constitute an autonomous republic. Its official name is Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It is the smallest and the poorest German Bundesland. Most industrial facilities which employ the inhabitants of Bremen are situated beyond the borders of the city in Sachsen-Anhalt which means that taxes paid by the inhabitants of Bremen don't go into the pocket of the city. However, people born in Bremen are proud of the fact that their city is a Bundesland and that they have some autonomy as well.
Major reason why people travel to Berlin is its dramatic long history. WE do not necessarily mean the WWII, even though it still is a dramatic experience to walk through a hospital bunker with syringes hidden under dust, rusty beds, or to see the American eavesdrop HQ on Teufelsberg hill as we mentioned it the last time.
Intercultural gardens, nude beach, sheep, birds’ singing, rusty Ferris wheel making squeaking sounds in the wind, grass on the runway of former airport – these are some of many green places in Berlin. Easy-going atmosphere is typical in Berlin. Too bad that many try to do only sightseeing without stepping in Berlin’s green.
You either love the German capital or you hate it. There is nothing in the middle. Berlin is sort of different than the rest of Germany. People from all around the world live there. Mix of cultures make Berlin unique – the city is vibrant with life, art, great cuisine and interesting people. The second largest city of Europe is certainly worth a visit.
Berlin has become a center of art in Europe. It is a place where strong alternative culture has grown and is still growing. Its “tourist” side I know well already. I decided to see places where an ordinary tourist doesn’t go. Places with “vibe” and something interesting is happening there.