"Moving 200 m north along..." Berlin-Mitte Tip by Pegasus74

Berlin-Mitte, Berlin: 15 reviews and 12 photos


Favorite thing: <font face=verdana>Moving 200 m north along Friedrichstrasse from the checkpoint, I swung by the <font color='008FFF'>Gendarmenmarkt</font> (near Franzosische Strasse U-Bahn station), a square framed by the <font color='008FFF'>Franzosische Dom</font> (French cathedral) to the north, the <font color='008FFF'>Deutsche Dom</font> (German cathedral) to the south and the <font color='008FFF'>Konzerthaus</font> (Concert Hall) to the west. Didn't do much here, just knew the F. Dom houses a museum and the D. Dom contains some exhibit on German history.

Exiting from the bottom left corner of the square, I went along Mohren strasse, holding a copy of lonely planet map and figuring the way to <font color='008FFF'>Potsdamer Platz</font>, where I have read about distinguished visitors standing on a famous platform in West Berlin, staring at the Wall and looking out over this no man's land beyond, which had once been Berlin's busiest square. Trusting the incomprehensive map, I arrived to see to my right apartment complexes and grassy mounds which was once Hitler's bunker site; to my left the new commercialized square and recreational centre. Broken fragments of the Wall decorate the vicinity, one of which is grafittied 'The original Berlin Wall'. Here and almost everwhere in Berlin, cranes work to dish out more complexes, to rebuild the city into one as busy and properous as before.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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