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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Berlin's historical architecture

Thinking about Berlin, many people envision a modern, hip, gritty and sometimes quite ugly city. Picture galleries here on Skyscrapercity and elsewhere on the internet mostly portrait exactly that kind of image. So, many people, that haven't even visited Berlin yet, get the impression, that Berlin might have lost all of it's old architecture and charme during the war, afterwards or even that it never had any to begin with...
While it is definitely true, that the city has lost a great deal of it's stunning, old heritage, there is still a fair share left. Either luckily preserved through war and partition, beautifully restored or even perfectly reconstructed from scratch. In this thread I want us all to indulge in Berlin's (and immediate surrounding) historical splendor. You sometimes might even mistake it for Paris, Rome or Vienna... Enjoy!

Here are some pictures, of what you can expect. In later posts I will from time to time give some detailed information about historical buildings as well.

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Brandenburger Tor | Brandenburg Gate (8) by visitBerlin, on Flickr

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Berlin_RoyalLibr_20120623_011214 by vinnewage, on Flickr

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Berliner Dom / Berlin by Sebastian Warneke, on Flickr

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Berliner, Dom That. by AJ Brustein, on Flickr

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Bode Museum by DoNotLick, on Flickr

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Bode-Museum, Berlin by d.dk, on Flickr

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Berlijn, Slossbrücke, Duitsland 2012 by wally nelemans, on Flickr

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Nikolaiviertel | Nikolai quarter by visitBerlin, on Flickr

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Museumsinsel | Museum Island by visitBerlin, on Flickr

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2012-10-10 10-13 Berlin 427 Unter den Linden, Deutsches Historisches Museum by Allie_Caulfield, on Flickr

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Friedrichstrabe弗里德里希大街 by INTess, on Flickr

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Berlin Schloss Charlottenburg by david.bank (www.david-bank.com), on Flickr

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Picture Gallery, Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Sept 30.12 by carolhagino, on
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Berlijn Tiergarten, standbeeld Goëthe, Duitsland 2012 by wally nelemans, on Flickr

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Belvedere by mr172, on Flickr

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Bürgerpark in Pankow, Berlin by steffen.rentsch, on Flickr

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Friedrichswerder Church by <ChristiaN/>, on Flickr

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Berlin-688.jpg by J. Andrew Walker, on Flickr

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Das ehemalige Reichskriegsgericht in Charlottenburg by Jonny__B_Kirchhain, on Flickr

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Weihnachtlicher Kurfürstendamm | Kurfürstendamm at Christmas time (3) by visitBerlin, on Flickr

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Das Märkische Ufer mit dem Ermelerhaus in Berlin Mitte by Jonny__B_Kirchhain, on Flickr

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15 Großbeerenstraße by knutms2012, on Flickr

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Fidicinstraße in Kreuzberg by Jonny__B_Kirchhain, on Flickr

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DSCN1391 by SyndromeDeStendhal, on Flickr

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Dancin´ in the Streetlights by SCH3LMISCH, on Flickr
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Old October 14th, 2013, 05:16 AM   #2
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Well done! Thank you!
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Old October 14th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #3
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Great intro, thanks a lot Tiaren! Looking forward to a high-quality guided tour.


Berlin can be gritty-hip and classical-beautiful old European - all in the same street. The mindboggling contrasts are what make Berlin so fascinating and much more interesting than say Paris or even London.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #5
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Amazing thread! I'm biased against Berlin precisely due things described in the introduction. This thread shows the city is much more than that. Thank you for posting it, Tiaren!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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colonnade por bilderkombinat berlin, en Flickr

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Nikolaiviertel (Berlín) por dleiva, en Flickr

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Alte Nationalgalerie por Alexander Rentsch, en Flickr

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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #8
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Charlottenburg Palace - Night - Berlin, Germany von Jonathan Janzen auf Flickr


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Friedrichstraße von tom_stromer auf Flickr

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The problem with Germany and Poland is you never know if an historic building you're admiring is authentic or made of fibre glass.

I think there is a real problem in conservation in those countries because once a historic building is lost, a replica can just be built. I prefer a conservation philosophy that results in cities where you know an old building is old, and when its lost, its lost for good - it makes genuine heritage more valuable.
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Berlin Vorstadtkirche, St. Pauls-Kirche 1835, von Schinkel von Wolfsraum auf Flickr
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photo - Berlin - Gendarmenmarkt roof inhabitants by Jassy-50, on Flickr

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The problem with Germany and Poland is you never know if an historic building you're admiring is authentic or made of fibre glass.

I think there is a real problem in conservation in those countries because once a historic building is lost, a replica can just be built. I prefer a conservation philosophy that results in cities where you know an old building is old, and when its lost, its lost for good - it makes genuine heritage more valuable.
I dont know even 5 reconstructions in Berlin since 1945... its all real, Berlin lost a lot, but other citys were reconstructing more. The City Palace is the first big reconstruction.
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