Charlottenburg Castle is the largest and most significant palace ensemble in Berlin. He was one of the favorite castles of seven generations of the rulers of these lands – first the Brandenburg Electors, then the Prussian kings and the German Kaisers of the Hohenzollern. Each generation added something new to the decoration of the castle, expanding and building up both it and the adjacent park.
The construction of Lutzeburg Castle (as Charlottenburg was originally called) began in 1695, in the then village of Lützow, seven kilometers from Berlin, as the summer residence of the Fürrich Iurie and his wife Sophia Charlotte of Braunschweig and Luneburg. The young wife of Frederick came from the rich and noble kingdom of Hanover, and even claimed to be the bride of the son of the French king Louis XIV. Continue reading
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 – “AquaDom”, part of the Sea Life aquarium complex. Built in 2004, an aquarium made of acrylic glass is an excellent place for family hanging out in a big city. The advantage of AquaDom is that the aquarium is available for visiting in any weather and at any time of the year. Ideal for traveling with family.
The transparent cylinder, 16 meters high and 12 meters wide, is the largest separate aquarium in the world. Million liters of sea water, total weight 2000 tons. Continue reading
Munich, Germany – the pearl city of Central Europe, the capital of the federal state of Bavaria, located on the Isar River in the south of the country. The city of Munich is one of the most attractive in the region from a tourist point of view, with a rich history and cultural traditions.
For the first time in chronicles, Munich was mentioned in 1158 as Villa Munichen, but already in 1175 it receives urban status and is surrounded by walls. The name of the city comes from the old German word Mönche, meaning monks, since it is believed that the Benedictine monks began Munich. Since then, a lot of events have taken place in the city, among which are those that determined the further course of world history (it was here that the National Socialist Party of Germany was born, for example). Continue reading