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29 January 2010

1866 – Neue Synagogue, Berlin

Architects: Eduard Knoblauch, Friedrich August Stüler Once the largest synagogue in Europe, the ornate Neue Synagogue survived Kristallnacht in 1938 due to the vigilence of a guard. It was badly damaged by bombs...

29 January 2010

1869 – Rathaus, Berlin

Architect: Hermann Friedrich Waesemann The beautiful City Hall of Berlin is a fabulous brick structure whose beauty would lie in the repetition of elements if it not for the wonderful tower.The building is...

29 January 2010

1846 – St Matthauskirche, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler Surrounded by the modern buildings of the Kulturforum, St Matthauskirche escaped the wholesale demolition of the area by Albert Speer as he pursued his plan for Germania. It was...

28 January 2010

1828 – Altes Museum, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel A monumental collonade of Ionic columns creates the facade of this prominent museum that was built opposite the king’s palace. This created a fine public garden with the palace,...

28 January 2010

1818 – Neue Wache, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel This was the first of Schinkel’s great works and was completed shortly after he was appointed a senior advisor to the king. A sternly classical building, the guardhouse (Neue...

28 January 2010

1791 – Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Architect: Carl Gotthard Langhans The most celebrated image of Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate which was isolated during partition, as it was sited in no-man’s land between the east and west. The gate...

13 January 2010

1712 – Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

Architect: Johann Arnold Nering, Johann Friedrich von Eosander The Charlottenburg palace is the largest palace in Berlin and was built in several stages. The original, central part was constructed between 1695 and 1699...

14 December 2009

1875 – Premiated Design for New Parliament House, Berlin

Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott Premiated entry after international architectural competition to design a new parliament for the then recently unified Germany.

31 August 2009

Tempelhof to become enormous city park

The airfield of Berlin’s historic Tempelhof airport will become the German capital’s largest park by the summer of 2010, city officials announced on Monday. “Beginning in May the Tempelhof field will be open...

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