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.
The Middle Eastern Museum is housed inside the Pergamon Museum on Museum Island. The permanent exhibition is made up of
items excavated by German archaeologists between 1888 and 1939. The finds are of great importance as they form a ...
Situated on Museum Island, the Bode Museum features a wide collection of Byzantine Art. Originally conceived as a "Museum for
the Christian World," the building now houses several smaller collections. The Children's Gallery is a cultural center that makes ...
Located in the heart of Berlin, Germany, the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center is just a 2 minutes walk
to the subway and situated close to Berlin's highlights like Alexanderplatz, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt and the former Berlin Wall. ...