Formerly the royal library, this elegant baroque building on Bebelplatz is affectionately known by Berliners as the ... More
Formerly the royal library, this elegant baroque building on Bebelplatz is affectionately known by Berliners as the 'commode', in reference to the building's similarity to an antique chest of drawers. Less cruel is the comparison with classic Viennese architecture: the design was based upon plans drawn up for the majestic Hofburg Palace in Vienna and as the Prussians worked faster than the Austrians, the copy was finished before the original! A fine example of Viennese flair combined with Prussian grandiosity, the building was severely damaged during the War, but was reconstructed and reopened in 1969. The Alte Bibliotek is now used as a lecture theatre by the Humboldt University . For more information, please contact the Berlin Tourism Board at the phone number listed above.
Leipzig is full of stunning buildings, but none are more beautiful than the breathtaking Alte Börse. Built in 1678 87
by Christian Richter, the Alte Börse was originally used as a trading floor for merchants. The merchants are long ...
Until about 100 years ago, Kleistpark was the location of Berlin's botanical gardens. However, when the suburb of Schöneberg became
part of the city itself, the gardens were moved further out to the district of Dahlem. The remaining area ...
In the days when Berlin was a divided city, Europa Center was West Berlin's touristic highlight, fulfilling every wish a
visitor could dream of. After a visit to the Tourist Infomation Centre on Budapester Straße, visitors could take the ...