Zoo Palast Berlin brings back the Grand Cinema

Zoo Palast Berlin brings back the Grand Cinema

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Zoo Palast Berlin where Cinema is Magic In December 2010, the traditional Berlin Zoo Palast closed its doors. The site has undergone a fundamental transformation. The renovation of the two monumental halls in the ground and first floors and the construction of five other rooms done. The Zoo Palast will then have a capacity of 1,700 seats and also again serve as the venue for the Berlinale 2014. Operator is Hans-Joachim Flebbe. [gallery ids="5882,5883,5884"] translated from Bikini Berlin It is long ago that the pictures started to run. The first theaters were sensations. Something the public had not seen before. But even today - over 100 years later - the cinema is an attraction. Going to the movies is a lot more than watching a film. The cinema is a…
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Bismarck Memorial Tiergarten Berlin

Bismarck Memorial Tiergarten Berlin

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The Tiergarten is a regular destination with the dogs. This lush park stretches through central Berlin and lets you rRelax from the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving Berlin. The name Tiergarten (Animal Park) comes from the park’s previous life as the hunting ground of the electors of Brandenburg when it was fenced off and stocked with deer and other animals. It was Friedrich II (Friedrich der Grosse) who decided to turn the park over to the people of Berlin. If you want to experience the four seasons of Berlin, this is the place.  Snow covered trees and frozen lakes offer picturesque landscapes.  The garden comes alive in the spring with blooms and  ferns.  In the summer, Berlin families picnic in the park and row boats across the…
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Sunday in Charlottenburg

Sunday in Charlottenburg

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We went over to Charlottenburg for the afternoon. Charlottenburg is an affluent locality of Berlin within the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Established as a town in 1705 and named after late Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort of Prussia, it is best known for Charlottenburg Palace, the largest surviving royal palace in Berlin, and the adjacent museums. We headed over to the Palace to tour the gardens. [gallery ids="4703,4704,4705,4706,4708,4709,4710,4711,4712,4713,4714,4715"] Charlottenburg Palace (German: Schloss Charlottenburg) is the largest palace in Berlin,[1] Germany, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family.[2] It is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough. And ultimately headed over to the Rathaus. Charlottenburg Town Hall (German: Rathaus Charlottenburg) is an administrative building situated in the Charlottenburg…
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Tourist Attractions Berlin

Tourist Attractions Berlin

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Berlin is Germany’s most popular state and city and also the capital. It has a very high population and considered a cultural, science, political and media hub by the world harboring various foreign embassies. With all this features, Berlin has become a metropolitan and cosmopolitan venue for all in and around Europe boasting many tourist attractions. Tourist Attractions Berlin The Berlin Wall Built at the height of cold war to offer physical and ideological segregation between the east and west parts of the city. It was demolished on November 1989 upon the end of the cold war between East and West Germany. The remnants of the wall constitute most of the sites and monuments in Berlin not forgetting the artifacts that came along. It offers a perfect view for those…
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Berlin Guided Tours

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Discover Berlin with help of these friendly tour companies - 50ies – A Split City on the Move - An East-West comparison: “Karl-Marx-Allee” as symbol of power in East-Berlin and the “Hansaviertel” as an example of urban development of the future in West-Berlin. 42,195 Kilometers - Follow the tracks of the original Berlin Marathon route guided by an active marathon runner. Air Service Berlin - Helicopter and Sea Plane tours over Berlin. An American in Berlin - A Filmstadt walking tour through Cold War & other American hotspots. Architecture in Berlin – Signature of a Metropolis. On this tour we will present you with the highlights of contemporary architecture as well as with the redevelopment of Potsdamer Platz and the new government district. The examination of three large city models…
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Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel)

Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel)

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We ventured over to Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel) this morning for a stroll around the island.  We took the S7 Berlin Wannsee to the end.  From there, we picked up the 218 bus for a short 10 minute ride through the woods to the Wannsee.  The final stage of our journey was a short ferry ride (maybe 2 minutes and 3 euros later). Peacock Island was the summer home of Frederick William II and his mistress in the late 1700's.  Over the years, it was a zoo, a rabbit farm and an alchemist glass maker's laboratory where is produced ruby glass. Pfaueninsel is an island of 67 hectares in the river Havel between the Großer Wannsee and the Jungfernsee near Berlin, Germany. It is mostly woodland with some open areas, including…
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Berliner Dom Cathedral of Berlin

Berliner Dom Cathedral of Berlin

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I have a friend visiting from San Francisco, so one of our excursions was to the Berliner Dom. The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish  and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad. With church services, concerts, tours, and many more events and offerings, the cathedral presents a wide variety of opportunities to come closer to the Christian religious tradition. The main area of the Cathedral is impressive with its domed ceiling, majestic altar and magnificent Sauer Organ - but for me the best parts are the Dome Walk and the Crypts. The view from the dome…
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7 Things You Might Not Know About Berlin

7 Things You Might Not Know About Berlin

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Beneath Berlin there are still numerous bunkers and hundreds of kilometres of tunnels built during the Nazi period. Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her. About 127 ton of sausage is consumed every day! The crosswalks in Berlin feature the Ampelmann, a green (and sometimes red, of course) man who is supposed to represent a good socialist worker heading to support his nation. Berlin has approximately 1700 bridges – more , even, than Venice. The International Berlin Beer Festival holds the record for the “longest beer garden in the world”.  Stretching 2.2 kilometers, at the Karl-Marx-Allee in the heart of the capital, it involves more than 2,000 beers, 300 breweries and 86 countries. There is annual tax of €150 to own a dog in Berlin.
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INSOMNIA

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Strip off your inhibitions, throw on some latex or leather, and party with abandon in this century-old ballroom turned elegantly decadent night club. Just about anything goes in this pen of passion where straights, gays, lesbians, the bi-curious and try-sexuals live out their fantasies on the dance floor, on lounge beds or in dimly lit back rooms filled with toys, tubs and contraptions. Nobody forces you to do anything, but unbridled voyeurism is discouraged.Erotic Nightclub in Berlin-Tempelhof - INSOMNIA ist lustvolle, erotische Kommunikation auf allen Ebenen unter hedonistischen Freidenkern. Seid libidinös!
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Explore Berlin’s Waterways

Explore Berlin’s Waterways

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Berlin has more bridges than Venice. The German capital and the surrounding state of Brandenburg together have Europe's largest network of inland waterways. #berlin The city has more than twenty lakes and bathing beaches. One of the oldest is Wannsee beach - fondly called the Berliners' bathtub by the locals. The lake is also a popular starting point for boat tours into the city center. First you cruise along the River Havel past the Grunewald, a large forested area in western Berlin, then on the River Spree, which flows 46 kilometers through Berlin. The tour takes you past the Reichstag building and government quarter, former border crossings, such as the Palace of Tears at Friedrichstrasse railway station, and many beach bars along the riverbanks. After three hours, you arrive in…
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