Germany

Soviet Cenotaph, Berlin

This is the Soviet Cenotaph in Treptower Park, Berlin. It was built under orders from Stalin to serve as a memorial to the 20,000 Soviet soldiers that died during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, and features a 13 metre-tall…

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Wednesday, 14th December 2005

Hot Air Balloon, Berlin

Although this has appeared in our comments, we’ve never actually posted it, so here is the fabulously brightly-coloured hot-air balloon, tethered above Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Pretty huh? I’m sure I read somewhere that you can go up in it…

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Thursday, 1st December 2005

The Brandenburg Gate

This is Berlin’s world famous triumphal arch, The Brandenburg Gate, which these days symbolises the freedom and unity of the city. Built in 1771, it is the only remaining one of a series of eighteen gates through which people originally…

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Wednesday, 16th November 2005

Residential Snake

This is Wohnanlage Moabiter Werder (Moabiter island housing?) which sits just to the west of the main government district in Berlin, and although I believe it’s residential housing for parliamentary staff, Google’s automatic translation doesn’t help much. But never mind…

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Wednesday, 16th November 2005

Siegessäule (Victory Column), Berlin

Update: I’m a numpty. After 556 unique entries, I finally managed to post a sight which James had already posted. I guess it had to happen sooner or later… This is Berlin’s Siegessäule, or in English ‘The Victory Column’. The…

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Tuesday, 15th November 2005

The Reichstag

Update: A couple of our readers have pointed out some inaccuracies with this post, which I intend to address. Firstly, we accept that we quoted incorrect information, and that the Nazi party never did much of anything with the Reichstag……

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Thursday, 10th November 2005
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