During the Cold War, competition between East and West Berlin was intense and extended into all fields. When East Berlin ... More
During the Cold War, competition between East and West Berlin was intense and extended into all fields. When East Berlin authorities transformed Karl-Marx-Allee into a monumental, awe-inspiring boulevard in the latest architectural style, the West was quick to respond. The area to the north of the Tiergarten , known as the Hansaviertel, had been razed to the ground during the bombing raids of 1945 and was the perfect place for the West to demonstrate its superiority in the field of architecture and design. It was here that a group of well-known international architects constructed their visions of the "City of the Future" under the auspices of the International Exhibition of Construction and Design in 1957. The result a curious mix of high-rise blocks, rose bushes and cedar trees.
It's easy to understand why the German President was the first member of the government to officially move to Berlin
after reunification. His residence is delightful, the beautiful baroque Bellevue Palace, situated on the banks of the River Spree ...
Schöneberg's best known landmark was erected in 1911 14. The imposing city hall played a pivotal role in post war
politics, housing West Berlin's government between 1949 90. In 1950, the United States donated a copy of the famous ...
Hotel Amelie Messe ICC is your accommodation in the heart of West Berlin, close to the Fair Center (Messe) and
the International Congress Center (ICC). Our excellent rates and location provide you with the luxury of an affordable, central ...