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Old August 2nd, 2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Berlin, a city of contrast...

In July i went for the first time to Berlin, where i stayed for 5 days. My impression of the city is a very diverse city, with many contrast. In this thread i show you both old and new Berlin, and both beautifull but also ugly places. I hope you enjoy!

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Berlin-Mitte, the city-center.

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Flats near the Alexanderplatz.

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New buildings at the corner of the Krfurstendamm.

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Slot Charlottenburg.

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Abonded factories next to the river the Spree.

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The Babelplatz in ‘Mitte’.

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The Berliner Dom, a church in Mitte.

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The Karl Marx Allee (former east-Berlin). Here you see flat blocks in communism style architecture.

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The Reichstag, the parlement of Germany.

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The Arkaden @ the Potsdammerplatz.


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Kreuzberg, this area has a bit of a bad reputation, but I liked it.

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Kreuzberg, everywhere you see graffities.

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The Gendarmenmarkt.

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After the Chinese wall, maybe the most famous wall of the world, the Berlin wall. Till 1989 this wall divided Berlin (and Germany) in 2 parts. The most of the wall is demolished, but at some parts I still stands.


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The fernsehnturm (tv-tower) at the Alexanderplats. With a height of 365 m. the highest building of Berlin.

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The Kurfurstendamm, one of the main shopping streets.

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The Alexanderplatz.

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Near the Alexanderplatz.

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Government buildings.

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Buildings in Charlottenburg.

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Tiergarten, Berlin is one of the greenest cities of Europe. There are many parks.

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Kurfustendamm.

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Unter den Linden.

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I think this is the Pariser Platz.

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Karl Marx Alle with in the distance the Fernsehnturm.

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Treptow, the tower is the highest skyscraper of berlin.

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Kreuzberg, near the Oberbaumbrucke.


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The Potsdammer Platz
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Great shots! I love Berlin! It is not the most beautiful city in Europe, but it has such a unique history that is truly reflected in its buildings like nowhere else in the world.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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great shots
hope to visit atleast once
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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Very complete tour, it seems you missed the Hauptbahnhof and the Brandenburger Gate, but well, the city is not only that, right?

I should have dropped in Berlin at least for a couple of days in my last trip to Europe, at least I could have had a little bit more of this great city. Very good thread, I recognized so many places. And Kreuzberg, one of the biggest Turkish neighborhoods, is a very cool place, many things happen there!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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very nice
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:14 AM   #6
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Great photos!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:18 AM   #7
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Beautiful
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 03:06 AM   #8
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Very nice photos!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 10:55 AM   #9
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I like city of Berlin, a lot @sky-eye thanks for those amazing photos from Berlin areas
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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Just as I remember Berlin!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 06:05 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I think this is the Pariser Platz.
Not exactly, this is Bebelplatz, Pariser Platz is close to Brandenburg Gate.
By the way, great photos.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 06:22 PM   #12
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i have to say it again, berlin is one of the most amazing cities ive ever been :p
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Berlin is one of most gorgeous cultural mecas of the world.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #14
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So good...can't wait to visit later on this year.

How'd you like K-berg?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #15
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Berlin is simply pure urban magic in every way possible!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #16
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@Schmidt:
I went with the train to Berlin and the first thing i visited was the hauptbahnhoff. The Brandenburger Tor have i also seen, but i found it a bit to standard to post these pics.

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thanks for the correction

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We went with the U-bahn to Kreuzberg and saw some streets with only ugly looking flatblocks and it looks a little bit getto (near U-bahn Prinzenstrasse). We went of at the station Gorlitzer Bahnhoff and walk to the Oberbaumbrucke, a littel walk of 10 - 15 minutes. This part is the part were the pictures are taken. Older, quite nice buildings, the metro goes on a viaduct (as you can see) and many, many grafities, i liked it. Because i'm also just a tourist and ive seen a littel bit of the area, maybe some inhabitant of berlin can inform you better. But for my opinion, i liked this part of Kreuzberg.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:13 AM   #17
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Kreuzberg is great - full of life.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #18
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Great photos. And here is mine. Just back last Thursday from there.










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Old August 9th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #19
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Awesome addition, Go Ahead Eagles!

Berlin's skyline, as seen from Victory Column, is really amazing (because of it's diversity and the and the contrast to Tiergarten park)! It will even be more amazing, when there's soon another churchtower (Parochial Church) and the dome of the new/old City Castle added.
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Just returned from a two day trip from Berlin yesterday and it's such a wonderful city in summer.
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