Museum Island, Berlin

Museum Island in Berlin’s Spree River is the home of the city’s big halls of ancient artifacts and classical artwork. We visited a few of the museums, and my favorite thing in any was the incredible Ishtar Gate of Babylon built by  Nebuchadnezzar II.  

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And don’t forget to check out my podcast about museums and travel, Museums in Strange Places, available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you get your podcast fix.

East Side Gallery/ Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall is one of the most enduring historical symbols of division. The longest remaining piece is 1316 meters long, and in 1990 is became an open-air art gallery, featuring 105 beautiful murals from German and international artists.    

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Three Tiny Vintage Cars in Berlin

Three adorable little vintage cars spotted during our February 2017 visit to Berlin, Germany.

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Berlin Cathedral & St. Nicholas’s Church

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The Berlin Cathedral/Berliner Dom as it stands today was built in 1905 (and rebuilt in the latter half of the 20th century after significant damage during WWII), but there’s been a seat of worship at it’s location since the mid 1400’s. Climb to the top, and you can walk out along the edge of the main dome for great 360 views of the city and a better look at the beautiful green roofing material and ornamentation. Berlin99Berlin101

St. Nicholas’s Church/ Nikolaikirche (pictured below as seen from the top of the Berliner Dom) is the oldest church in Berlin. Built between 1220-1230, it suffered severe damage during WWII and, as it was located in East Berlin, remained in ruins until restoration began in 1981. It’s a beautiful church with a great collection of church art inside and excellent interpretive panels to help you understand what you are seeing. I really loved that they had set up a seating area on the second floor above the entryway (I know there’s a real term for this place!) where you can listen to traditional church music from the entire history of Nikolaikirche. It was a really powerful experience to sit and listen to choirs singing Medieval chants in such an old sacred space. Berlin100Berlin102Berlin86Berlin84Berlin87

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And don’t forget to check out my podcast about museums and travel, Museums in Strange Places, available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you get your podcast fix.

Exploring Berlin’s Alt-Treptow Neighborhood and Görlitzer Park at Sunset

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A cool neighborhood in East Berlin we wandered through on at the end of one of the few sunny days we had during our February 2017 trip to Berlin. Berlin13Berlin10Berlin9Berlin14

Images below are from Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg.

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And don’t forget to check out my podcast about museums and travel, Museums in Strange Places, available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you get your podcast fix.

Street Art and Murals in Berlin, Germany

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Just some of the prolific street art and murals I spotted in Berlin during my visit in February 2017. Fans of Sense8 and superfans of the character Wolfgang may recognize the image above as the backdrop for a football scene in one of the episodes.  Berlin4

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35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more posts from Germany.

And don’t forget to check out my podcast about museums and travel, Museums in Strange Places, available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you get your podcast fix.