Today’s spot of the day is Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
- Situated in a glacial valley in the northeastern area of Germany, Berlin is surrounded by lakes and forests, with the Spree River running through the center of the city.
- Berlin suffered significant damage during World War II and was divided for many years afterward by the Berlin Wall. However, Berlin is now once again a growing and thriving city.
- The Reichstag Building is one of the most impressive sites for visitors. This building was the seat of German governance for many years, despite fires and bombings which almost destroyed it. It has been restored to its original appearance and offers amazing views of the surrounding city.
- Brandenburg Gate is known in Germany as the “Gate to the World” and is a national symbol of German unity. The classical styling of the gate’s columns, carvings, and statue leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits. Over the years, many German soldiers left to fight by passing through this gate, but today it serves to welcome visitors.
- The Berlin Wall is not an attractive sight, but it is a marker with great historical significance. For many years it served as a strong visible reminder of the ideological battle between Western and Soviet nations. However, today the broken wall is covered with the works of street artists and instead reminds everyone that no barrier can stand against human progress for long.
Berlin is home to many more beautiful and historical sights. Plan a visit today to take them all in!
In the 1960s-mid 80s l desired to travel internationally and was afforded some by the US Navy. In later as America fell from grace due to atrocious leadership, l recognized the change in times and lost the desire to pay to go places where as an American l would no longer be welcome or possibly even safe. There’s a lot of the continental US that l haven’t seen so I’ll see some of the good ole USA in my golden years.
This has happened a lot. When you ask a question at the beginning of an article, why do you not give the answer in your text?
When did the Berlin Wall come down?
I was thinking n Berlin last in 2005
I also played American football against the Berlin Adler twice
Aerophobia must be a bummer. Books are great though and very UNDERATED
I went through Brandenburg Gate in 1972 at Checkpoint Charlie on a tour bus with my husband and 2 small babies. It was no fun. We had to vacate the bus while guards searched the bus, and we had to switch from a Western to an Eastern tour guide. There was an area just inside the wall where anyone who got too close to the wall would be shot at. I wondered how anyone could let their kids out to play knowing that if they got too close to the wall they would be shot at. When we were there, someone had placed a stepladder in the middle of the road on the Western side, so that people cold climb up the ladder and see the other side, perhaps to see a friend, loved one, or a family member on the other side.