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Federal Chancellery from far

Berlin – the capital of Germany, a melting pot of different lifestyles, cultures and history, a destination for countless travellers from near and far!

 

Going for a walk through the historic and most preferred quarters of Berlin offers a deeper insight in modern, innovative and arty architecture and a delightful hustle and bustle of heaps of people who are mostly tourists, of course.

 

After the train had arrived (with an obligatory delay) at Berlin central station that’s decorated extensively at this time of the year we strolled past the Federal Chancellery at first. This building, also known as ‘washing machine’, doesn’t look too attentive at all.

Taking a closer look ...
But maybe such a minor matter as appearance doesn’t play a huge role. The intrinsic value is more significant after all!

The next stop was the Reichstag which is an absolutely popular sight among tourists. There was such an immense long queue in front of the great building with its nicely looking glass dome on top that you could have thought the representatives were giving away their Christmas bonuses.

Off we went to the well-known Brandenburg Gate – crowds again where the official Berlin Wall split the country from 1961 to 1989!

You could have got the impression that there’s nothing else to marvel than the diverse facets of Germany’s capital.

 

Just don’t you dare to look behind the scenes! Contrasts everywhere: way to expensive and lavish appearing limousines versus ugly and disintegrating facades, wealthy business people versus pushy beggars, educational institutions like museums and galleries versus construction sites as far as you can see.

But honestly, a real traveller doesn’t want to see just the pretty and precious sites of the world but the reality even if it’s more or less pleasant.

 

However, after a day in Berlin I’ve to resume that it’s definitely worth to visit this historic and busy city once in a while but I’m still so glad I don’t have to live in the middle of such a chaos. 

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Federal Chancellery from far
Federal Chancellery from far
Taking a closer look ...
Taking a closer look ...
German Reichstag
German Reichstag
Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate
Berlin
photo by: CFD