Berlin is one of the most lovely and comfortable cities in Europe, there are many nightclubs, fashionable parties, it's the city of trends and different subcultures. Adults will appreciate the high-quality shopping at very competitive prices, art lovers will find in Berlin the fragments of the unique architecture - the Second World War has left an impressive legacy of rubble and ruins, but the collection of Berlin's museums and galleries will impress even discerning guests. Despite the fact that the historic attractions in Berlin remains a little - mostly carefully restored cathedrals, temples and residences, Berlin museum is a separate attraction and pride. The heart of the city is the Reichstag with the symbolic Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, as well as Kaiser Wilhelm Church, New Synagogue and the largest in Europe cafe - Kurfürstendamm.
Aquapark Tropical Island
In any and even in the coldest day in Berlin you can find yourself in tropics: only 70 km from the capital and you reach is the largest aquapark in the world! Tropical Island is a paradise where the air temperature all year round +25 ° C, and the water - +28 ° C.
Aquapark is divided into several themed zones: "Flower World" with tropical forests, palm trees, orchids and mangroves, "tropical village" with the corners of Thailand, Congo, Malaysia, the Amazon and Bali (national cuisine and immersion in the traditions of these regions), pools' Laguna Bali "and" South sea. " There are waterfalls, sandy beach with facilities for volleyball, jacuzzi, Germany's largest water attraction in the 25 meters in height and more.
Those who like spa and sauna can visit Europe's largest bath complex with dozens of pools, saunas, jacuzzis and a wide choice of paired schools of the world. Mind that in almost all baths and saunas in Germany men and women are steamed together, and staying in the swimsuit and other clothing is strictly prohibited.
Every evening in the "Tropical Village" suit combined with dinner spectacular musical-light show, also there are many restaurants and bars of different kinds and origins.
While the only remaining city gate of Berlin formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolise German unity. In addition, this gate made of sandstone is one of the finest examples of German classicism.
Built according to the plans of Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791, the Brandenburg Gate is modelled on the Propylaeum of Athens’ Acropolis. On both sides, there are six Doric columns supporting the 11 meter-deep transverse beam, which divide the gate into five passages. In 1793, a quadriga designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow was placed on the gate, which points to the east in the direction of the city centre
In light of a decision made by the Berlin Senate, since October 2002 the Brandenburg Gate has been closed for traffic, including buses and taxis.
The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet, of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after it was set on fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament of the German Democratic Republic (the Volkskammer) met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (the Bundestag) met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.
The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on 3 October 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag.
Erected in the dead of night on August 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall (known as Berliner Mauer in German) was a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany in order to keep East Germans from feeling to the West. When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, its destruction was nearly as instantaneous as its creation. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall had been a symbol of the Cold War and thus when it fell it was celebrated around the world.
The Berlin Wall stretched over a hundred miles. It ran not only through the center of Berlin, but also wrapped around West Berlin, entirely cutting West Berlin off from the rest of East Germany.
The wall itself went through four major transformations during its 28-year history. The Berlin Wall started out as a barbed-wire fence with concrete posts, but just a few days after the first fence was placed, it was quickly replaced with a sturdier, more permanent structure made out of concrete blocks, topped with barbed wire.
The first two versions of the wall (barbed wire and concrete blocks) were replaced by the third version of the Berlin Wall in 1965. This version consisted of a concrete wall, supported by steel girders.
The fourth version of the Berlin Wall, constructed from 1975 to 1980, was the most complicated and thorough. It consisted of concrete slabs reaching nearly 12-feet high (3.6 m) and 4-feet wide (1.2 m), plus it had a smooth pipe running across the top to hinder people from scaling the Wall.
By the time the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, there was a 300-foot No Man's Land, an additional inner wall, soldiers patrolling with dogs, a raked ground that showed footprints, anti-vehicle trenches, electric fences, massive light systems, watchtowers, bunkers, and minefields.