Commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Orangery Palace was built between 1851 and 1864. Construction of this mighty edifice started after the initial blueprint submitted by Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Noted architects Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse and Friedrich August Stuler were brought on board to erect the palace as per Friedrich's designs. Orangery Palace features a High Renaissance architectural style. It consists of servants' apartments, royal halls, marble statues and two other halls to keep potted plants.
Museum Island is located on the northern half of a historically-significant island in the Spree River that runs through Berlin. The island takes its name from the five Berlin State Museums that reside in the area - the Altes Museum, the Bode Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neues Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. Museum Island was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The island's first museum was erected in 1797, and the whole area was designated specifically for art and science by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841. An assemblage of spectacular historical monuments, the Museum Island is a stunning heritage hub.
Germany's most recognizable symbol is not as large as many visitors expect, yet its history is rich and fascinating. Built in 1791, the Brandenburg Gate was modeled on the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The Quadriga statue on top of the Gate, designed by sculptor Gottfried Schadow, represents Victoria, the Goddess of Peace, riding a four-horse chariot. This was one of Berlin's original 14 city gates, yet the only remaining evidence of the other gates are the names of underground stations such as Kottbusser Tor and Schlesisches Tor. The Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz have played center stage to numerous turbulent historical events. The south wing houses a tourist information office.
Throughout the centuries, many churches have stood on the location of the current Berliner Dom. The first one was erected in 1465 for the reigning royal family, the Hohenzollern, and was little more than a chapel at that time. In 1747, it was replaced by a Baroque cathedral designed by Johann Boumann, before being transformed once again in 1822 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Today's Dom was built between 1894 and 1905 during King Wilhelm II's reign. Almost completely destroyed in World War II, the Berliner Dom remained a ruin until restoration work finally began in 1973. Some of the cathedral's highlights include the mosaics covering the cupola, the crypt, the altar and the altar windows. The Dom also enshrines over 80 members of the Hohenzollern family. Those visiting must take a look at the Sauer organ within the cathedral, one of the largest in Germany, and take in the views from the roof promenade.
The botanical garden and botanic museum's large and sedate park in the southwest of Berlin provides the perfect respite to a hard day's slog through the hectic inner-city. One can admire the English gardens and a collection of flora from all over Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The many greenhouses here are home to many rare plants from around the globe. Visitors shouldn't miss the unique Botanical Museum at the entrance.
Belvedere on the Pfingstberg was built by Frederick William IV around the year 1850. Frederick William IV built Belvedere on the Pfingstberg as per his own designs on account of the spellbinding views offered by the palace, located atop a hill. William was highly inspired during his Rome trip in the year 1829 and conceived a design for Belvedere on the Pfingstberg, highly influenced by what he saw in the Italian town. Based on the sketches submitted by the king, noted architects Ludwig Ferdinand Hessian and Friedrich August Stuler created a detailed architectural plan for Belvedere on the Pfingstberg. Today, this magnificent structure also hosts several concerts and other events.
Localizado na Alexanderplatz, o coração da "Berlim Oriental", esta estrutura datada da década de 60 veja sobre toda cidade. Foi construída pelas autoridades comunistas no auge da guerra fria, esta construcção que em realidade é uma torre de TV foi pejorativamente apelidada pelos Berlinenses do Oeste como "a revolta do papa". A razão para o apelido é a cruz luminosa que aparece no topo da torre quando o sol a ilumina. Mesmo sendo comumente lembrada como uma construcção feia, as vistas do topo da mesma é imbatível. O Telecafe giratório a 207 metros de altura é um lugar prazeroso para beber um café e admirar a paisagem da cidade.
CineStar CUBIX am Alexanderplatz is set in a cube-shaped steel and glass building. Spread across four floors, it features nine modern screening halls. It is one of the popular multiplexes in the city for movie-goers. Enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks and German cinema in this stylish theater.
Belonging to The Dungeons franchise by Merlin Entertainment, Berlins Dungeons is a popular tourist destination located on the Spandauerstraße. You are sure to experience the thrill as you stroll through this dungeon. There are nine different stories narrated by the excellent characters that will surely keep you at the edge of the seat. This thrilling journey is provided in both English and German versions and is recommended only for people above 10 years of age. You can contact on their call center at +49 1806 25 5544.
Enquanto a classe-média e de meia idade de Berlim sempre procuram o Wintergarten o Chamaleon atrai um público jovem e alternativo. Localizado no moderno Hackesche Höfe, este popular teatro de variedade conseguiu preservar seu charme original mesmo que o teatro em si (e toda a área que o-rodeia) foi recentemente reformado. As atracções são indicadas para quem gosta de sapateado, mágicos, trapezistas e palhaços.
Exposição multimédia sobre a vida de Anne Frank, com estações de áudio, módulos interactivos e filmes.