Not many people associate Berlin with densely foliaged forests and crystal clear lakes. Yet the city is richly endowed with ... More
Not many people associate Berlin with densely foliaged forests and crystal clear lakes. Yet the city is richly endowed with both, particularly in the south-west, where several idyllic lakes - of which Wannsee is the largest - stud Grunewald Forest like glistening emeralds. A popular summertime destination for day-trippers, sun-worshipers gather at Strandbad Wannsee , Europe's largest inland beach, while water sport fanatics and hobby sailors take to the water. Several boats offer cruises on the lake and surrounding waters and there are also ferries to Peacock Island , potsdam and Spandau .
An oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle, Chamissoplatz is one of the few squares in Berlin which survived
the wartime bombing raids completely intact. Cobbled streets and nineteenth century town houses surround a small park and playground. ...
The original Jungfernbrücke—built in 1798—used to be Berlin's oldest bridge, but worries about safety meant that the Dutch style drawbridge
has had to be completely reconstructed. Spanning over an arm of the Spree to the new foreign ministry building, ...
Opened in 1987, the gigantic Zeiss Großplanetarium is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe. Its computerized projector
is encased in a huge silver sphere with a diameter of 23m. The schedule changes regularly and includes explanations ...
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