The Quadriga - The Quadriga sits a top the historic Brandenburg Gate at the Pariser Platz. Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, it's become an iconic symbol of Berlin.
Brandenburger Tor - The historic Brandenburg Gate at the Pariser Platz. Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, it's become an iconic symbol of Berlin.
The Reichstag Dome -- the modern glass and steel above the Reichstag that was build after reunification. From inside the dome, you can see the German Bundestag at work. Now, that's real transparency.
Dem Deutschen Volke -- The German People is the motto above the entrance into the historic Reichstag building where the German Bundestag, or Parliament, sits.
Soviet War Memorial no. 1 -- Memorial dedicated to the many Soviet solders who perished during the battle for Berlin at the close of the War. Ironically, the memorial ended up on the West side of the Berlin Wall.
Soviet War Memorial no. 2 -- One of two Soviet T-34 tanks 'guard' the Soviet War Memorial, which was dedicated to the many Soviet solders who perished during the battle for Berlin at the close of the War. I especially liked the flowers at the end of the gun barrel.
Die Siegesäule -- The top of the Victory Column located in the Tiergarten.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof - The modern glass and steel Berlin Main Train Station. There are probably more shops and restaurants here than train tracks.
The Hotel Adlon -- The historic Hotel Adlon adjacent to the Pariser Platz. The lobby restaurant and bar are quite wonderful.
Denkmal Für Die Ermordeten Juden Europas -- The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is behind the Pariser Platz. This image features the 'field of Stelae' or concrete blocks. It was deemed not possible to convey the enormity of the horror of the Holocaust, so this large group of concrete blocks was erected, which does convey a certain feeling of discomfort as you walk through them.
Berliner Dom -- The Berliner Dom, or Cathedral. This historic Church has been a protestant church since the Reformation. It has amazing architecture and artwork and also is the final resting place of much of the old German monarchy. Behind the Dom is the Fernsehturm, or TV tower.
The Call of Christ -- A mosaic at the entryway to the Berliner Dom depicting Christ's call: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." This phrase from the book of Matthew is found at the base of the mosaic.
The Holy Spirit -- A dove, which depicts the Holy Spirit in Christianity, descends from the dome in side the Berliner Dom.
Berliner Dom Kerze -- A candle lit for loved ones inside the Berlin Cathedral.
Der Neptun Brunnen -- The Neptune Fountain near the Rotes Rathaus. The Berliner Dom can be seen in the background..
The Rotes Rathaus -- The Red City Hall. It was formerly the City Hall of East Berlin and now functions as the City Hall for all of Berlin. The Neptun Brunnen is in the foreground.
Bahnhof Alexanderplatz - The train station at Alexanderplatz. The Fernsehturm (TV tower) looms large in the background.
Der Fernsehturm - The TV tower in Berlin is one of the tallest structures in Europe at approximately 1200 feet.
Soviet Hats -- Soviet and East German hats, along with other items, for sale as souvenirs by street vendors in Berlin.
Friedrich der Große -- the statue of Frederick the Great on Unter den Linden.
Berlin Sign -- the rotating sign of a Berlin business near the Alexanderplatz.
Die Weltuhr -- The World Clock at Alexanderplatz.
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer no. 1 -- The Berlin Wall Memorial near Bernaur Straße. Here you'll find remaining sections of the Wall and a small portion that still has a guard tower and barbed-wire fence.
Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer no. 2 -- Photos of those killed trying to make the journey to freedom at the Berlin Wall Memorial near Bernaur Straße.
Leap Towards Freedom -- This is a painting on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall of a famous photograph of an East German soldier running towards the barbed wire, which he jumped across in the days before the wall was erected.
Berlin Concert Posters -- A group of concert posters near the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Trabi Safari -- Tours of Berlin are available while riding in the old East German Trabant cars. Sounds fun.
Ampelmann -- The iconic Ampelmann, or traffic light man, as seen on cross walk signals in Eastern Berlin.
Potzdamer Platz Bahnhof -- One of the entry ways to the train station at Potzdamer Platz.
Sony Center -- The open air 'dome' over the Sony Center in the Potzdamer Platz district.
Sony Center Lights -- The brilliantly colored blue and green lights inside one of the entrances to the Sony Center.
Hannah Pearl -- Hannah Pearl performs outside a cafe at the Hackescher Markt. On days with nice weather, you can usually see her performing there.
Entering the American Sector -- the famous sign at Checkpoint Charlie.
Olympiastadion -- The Olympic Stadium, where the infamous 1936 Olympics were held. It's now the home of Hertha BSC, Berlin's Bundesliga Soccer team.
Cafe Kranzler -- The famous Cafe Kranzler on the Kurfürstendamm in Western Berlin. Although the cafe is much smaller than in the past, it's still an icon of Berlin.
Berliner Mauer East Side Gallery -- the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall is a moveable feast of mural paintings.
Test the Best -- one of the most famous murals at the East Side Gallery painted by Birgit Kinder. The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall.
The Brezhnev-Honecker Kiss -- another famous mural at the East Side Gallery painted. The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall.
East Side Gallery -- the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall is a moveable feast of mural paintings.
KaDeWe -- The Kaufhaus des Westens in Western Berlin. It's one of the world's best department stores. Also, if you happen to visit, don't miss the chance for a meal there. The Gourmet Bar is my favorite.
Berliner Mini -- A bright red Mini Cooper, with the Berlin City flag on its roof, hangs on the exterior wall of the Berlin Mini Dealership near the Gendarmenmarkt.
Steigleitung Trocken -- An interesting shaped and colored set of pipes near the Sony Center.
Bauhaus Archiv -- the museum and archives of the Bauhaus near the Tiergarten.
Currywurst Time -- It's time for a currywurst at a food cart outside the Bellevue S-Bahn station. They're great.
Zu Viel Currywurst? -- What hapens when you've had too much currywurst? You need something to ease the heartburn. An interesting and brightly colored advertisement.