10 August 2010

First day in Berlin

We spent much of our first day in Berlin strolling around Kurfürstendamm, which was the heart of West Berlin. These pictures are from Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche. Most of the church was destroyed by bombs in 1943 and a new church and bell tower has been built on either side of the monument. The details of the ceiling mosaics and marble reliefs are incredible.

This is Brandenburger Tor and the Pariser Platz, the square at the end of Unter den Linden. The Gate is maybe the most famous landmark of Berlin. It's located in the former East Berlin.

Reichstag, the Parliament, seen from Brandenburger Tor.

Six person bike (?) with a steering-wheel.

After walking around for most of the day our feet were getting tired. It felt really good sitting down at a cafe, people watching, enjoying a cold beer.


  1. How wonderful to see your pictures of Berlin. I lived there for three years, when it was still West Berlin. Looks really nice. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Beautiful photos especially the architectural details. A nice German beer does sound good after a day of walking!

  3. Thank you Mary and LeAnn! There will be more pictures. I had to get an additional memory card for my camera. I took almost 500 pictures in four days!


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