Bonn and Düsseldorf
Unter den Linden is the most famous Berlin boulevard, several of the city’s most famous sights are concentrated here. It stretches for about one and a half kilometers in the very center of the city – from the Brandenburg Gate to the Museum Island.
Today Unter den Linden is Berlin’s main “calling card”.
The name of the street in literal translation from German means – “Under the lime trees.” It appeared after the Elector Friedrich Wilhelm decided to improve the road on which he regularly traveled to his Tiergarten hunting grounds in the 17th century. According to the Dutch model, a thousand lindens and a thousand walnut trees were planted in three rows along the road. At that time, almost the entire road was outside the city walls.
Excursions in Berlin
Excursions in Berlin with professional Russian guides. Sightseeing tours. Excursions to the Reichstag, to the museums of Berlin.
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The Dresden Transport Museum presents exhibits on the history of individual modes of transport on an area of 5000 square meters. The institution was opened in 1956. The museum is located in Johanneum, in the historic center of Dresden, on Neumarkt Square.
The history of the Dresden Transport Museum began on May 1, 1952 during the negotiations between the College of Transport and the Ministry of Transport on the construction of a traffic museum in the German Democratic Republic. It was originally planned to create a railway museum from the exhibits of the Saxon Railway, which have been stockpiled since the Second World War. Today, the museum exposition covers all industries related to transportation and, despite the expansion, barely fits in the Johanneum building. Part of the museum’s exposition has been moved to the premises of the historical commodity depot. Continue reading
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