Madame Tussauds Berlin
Madame Tussauds is a famous wax museum. Today, museum branches are scattered around the world. There is a Madame Tussauds Museum in Berlin. It is located in close proximity to…

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Frauenkirche
The official Frauenkirche, the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Der Dom zu unserer lieben Frau), is the main church in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. This…

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Recreation and entertainment
Tourists like to spend their leisure time in local amusement parks. In the south-west of the country, in the town of Rust, federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there is the most…

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Berlin by the wall

Pergamonmuseum

The Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) is one of the most significant museums of the Museum Island in Berlin. The museum is located on the Spree River in the city center. This is the most popular museum in Berlin. More than 1 million people visit it annually. The Pergamon Museum is primarily famous for its architectural reconstructions from the antique, no longer existing cities of Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the Middle East – Pergamum, Babylon, Miletus and others.

The basis of the collection of the Pergamon Museum was laid by the Elector of Brandenburg Frederick William I. King of Prussia Frederick the Great was able to seriously expand the collection of antiquity, which was kept in the halls of the palace of Sans Souci, in the palace park and in the ancient temple in Potsdam. Continue reading

Kreuzkirche church in Dresden

Kreuzkirche Church, located on Altmarkt Square in Dresden, in eastern Germany, is the city’s main evangelical church. Kreuzkirche is the largest church in Saxony, its building has a capacity of 3,000 seats.

The first Romanesque church building stood on this site at the end of the 12th century. It was the only temple of a young merchant settlement; it bore the name of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and merchant people. After the bride of Margrave Meissen Henry III of Austria, the Austrian Princess Constance von Babenberg donated to the church a relic of the Holy Cross (a piece of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified), the church of St. Nicholas was renamed the Church of the Holy Cross. From this name, over time, only the word “Cross” (German: “Kreuz”) has survived, so today the church is called – Kreuzkirche, literally – “church of the Cross”.

The history of this temple is very dramatic. Throughout its history, the Kreuzkirche building has undergone five times destruction, and each time it was rebuilt in a new look. Continue reading

Berliner Dom

Berlin Cathedral attracts many tourists from all over the world with its impressive architecture. This is about 720 thousand people annually. Often it is called the Entrance Gate to the Museum Island.

The history of the Berlin Cathedral is closely connected with the Hohenzollern dynasty. As far back as the 15th century, when the construction of the palace was started nearby, a palace chapel was also required, which was initially used as the already standing Dominican brick church.

In 1536, the duke Joachim II Hector, who had just come to power, ordered the construction of a new church in the Gothic style. To this Joachim carried the dust of his father and grandfather. Since then, the new church has become the burial place of all the Hohenzollerns. Continue reading

Berliner Gemäldegalerie
The Berlin Art Gallery (German: Berliner Gemäldegalerie) is one of Europe's leading art museums. The gallery is located in the building of the Cultural Forum, not far from Potsdamer Platz…

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Aquadom
In the center of Berlin, between the Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche), the island of Museums and Alexanderplatz square is one of the most interesting sights of the German capital…

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Michel's bell tower
The height of the bell tower "Michel", as the townspeople affectionately call the church, is 132 meters. On each of the four sides, the tower is decorated with watch dials,…

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Pinakothek der moderne
The Pinakothek of Modernity is a museum of modern art located in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. The Pinakothek collection of the present continues the collection of…

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