Post-war urban planners loathed the gloomy, densely populated inner-city ghettos - relics of 19th Century poverty - which ... More
Post-war urban planners loathed the gloomy, densely populated inner-city ghettos - relics of 19th Century poverty - which were until recently prevalent in most major European cities. They dreamed of open spaces and expansive city centers. With this goal in mind, architects began work in 1960 to construct a modern art and cultural center in the heart of West Berlin. Scharoun's futuristic Philharmonie , Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie and the Gemäldegalerie were all erected as part of a 'Cultural Forum'. Later additions were the State Library, the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Musical Instruments Museum.
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. ...
This lovely park is situated in the northern part of Charlottenburg. A magnet for sun lovers and young families at
weekends, the park contains a wildlife enclosure, several play areas and an adventure playground. An open air swimming pool ...
Stretching from the Brandenburg Gate in the east to Zoo Station in the west, Tiergarten Park is one of Europe's
largest and most beautiful inner city parks. Originally conceived as a hunting ground for Prussian kings, the Tiergarten was ...
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