Berliner Dom - Berlin's neo-Baroque Cathedral
Berliner Dom is one of the more dramatic Berlin landmarks. It attractively backs onto the River Spree and has a pleasant grass area in front. It was built between 1747 and 1750 but the present neo-Baroque structure is the work of Julius Raschdorff and dates from 1894 to 1905. It suffered severe bombe damage during the World War II. It has been restored to a simplified form from the original design. I normally do not like going into cathedrals but this one was a breath of fresh air from the normal major city cathedrals you find throughout northern Europe.
Berlin capital of Germany Ideal tourist city break vacation destination
Berlin capital of the new Germany, is an ideal tourist city break vacation destination. I was not looking forward to visiting Berlin. Apart from the Brandenberg Gate and Check Point Charlie I did not think there would be much to see. Boy was I wrong. I was shocked how attractive Berlin city is. The best parts were in the old East Berlin. Prior to the wall coming down a trip to West Berlin would have been very disappointing as most of the best bits were on the communist side. If you go to Berlin looking for the Berlin wall you are going to be very disappointed as nearly all sections of it have been demolished and erased from the landscape. There are lots of hotels, motels and guest houses to suit all pockets. Traveling to Berlin is very easy. The Airport has its own railway station and you can travel to the heart of Berlin with ease. Try a coffee and marzipan filled croissants, whilst you are waiting for the train.
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