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Architecture of Brandenburg

29 January 2010

1876 – Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler, Johann Heinrich Strack Part of the Museumsinsel complex of galleries and museums, the Nationalgalerie is surrounded by a long colonnade of Doric columns. The building itself takes the form...

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

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...

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