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Karl-Marx-Allee – Architecture of East Berlin

The influence of Soviet-style architecture on DDR-era construction in East Berlin is plain to see on Karl-Marx-Allee, which runs from Alexanderplatz to Frankfurter Tor. Yesterday, I set out from home with no plan other than to make the most of the sun and get a bit of fresh air.  I just wandered.  And I ended […]


The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin

There is certainly no sugar-coating in the name of Berlin’s monument to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.  The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe consists of 2711 concrete blocks (Field of Stelae) that cover an area of 19,000 square metres between Brandenberger Tor (the Brandenburg Gate) and Potsdamer Platz.  Designed by Peter Eisenman […]


Loxx Miniatur Welten Berlin

Loxx Miniatur Welten Berlin is on the third floor of the Alexa Shopping Centre so I’m not quite sure how its existence had escaped of so long until I read a post about it on überlin but as soon as I found out about it, it went on my to do list. Boasting 4.8km of track, more than […]


Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

I’m not a religious person but I’ve always been drawn to churches and cathedrals for their architecture and character.  The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is certainly an impressive sight and one of Berlin’s iconic landmarks. Located as it is on the Museuminsel (Museum Island), the cathedral is guaranteed a high footfall and anyone walking past […]


Siegessäule (Gold Else) – Berlin’s Victory Column

After a successful trip to the Französischer Dom I decided it was time to tackle the Siegessäule (Victory Column) and get some more great views over Berlin. Known by the locals as Gold Else (Berliners have a fondness for giving their public buildings nicknames), the column is topped by a gilded bronze statue of the […]