As many other...
As many other egyptian wonders, this little statue is here in the Egyptian Museum. It deserves a visit just for Nefertiti, though there are many other egyptian trasures herer.
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung. Schloßstraße 70. Berlin-Charlottenburg. Open 10 - 18:00. U-Bhf. Richard-Wagner-Platz. Bus 109, 145, 210, X 21.
More info about Nefertiti at: http://www.duke.edu/~mcd3/
The symbol for the city of Berlin has been the bear for more than 700 years. It was first used on official correspondance in 1280 and is still part of the city's coat of arms.
When Berlin was divided there were two different bears on two different coats of arms.
Nobody really knows for sure why the bear was choses as the city "mascot" but probably it's because the German word for it "Bär" is quite close to the sound of the word Berlin.
If you have a close look you will find bear all over Berlin!
The historic Cecilien House, or what's left of it after wartime destruction, now looks quite out of place among the surrounding nondescript buildings on the Otto-Suhr-Allee in Charlottenburg.
It was built from 1907 to 1909 in the then-popular "Youth Style" = Jugendstil or Art deco style, by the architects Walter Spickendorff und Rudolf Walter for an organization called the Patriotic Women's Society of Charlottenburg.
Until the Second World War this building served as the headquarters of several charitable institutions of Charlottenburg, including a women's clinic and birth house, a nursery school, a soup kitchen, the offices of the German Red Cross and a sanatorium with fifty beds.
The building was named after Crown Princess Cecilie (1886-1954), who in 1905 had married Crown Prince Wilhelm, the son of the then-reigning German Emperor Wilhelm II.
The whole complex was originally much larger, but after the Second World War only the facade and the first courtyard remained intact.
The Cecilien House is now used for commercial purposes, including an Asia Bistro on the ground floor, to the right of the gateway.
Otto-Suhr-Allee 59, 10585 Berlin
GPS 52°30'55.32"N; 13°18'43.52"E
The mother of Mexx stores
The Mexx store on Tauentzierstrasse near KaDeWe is a really huge for a Mexx outlet. Sprawling on three floors, there are garments for him and her, and also for children.
The variety is wide and it caters all relevant categories of fashion. The first floor has clothing for her, the second floor for him and the third floor contains children stuff.
The children selection is especially extensive, and it is nice for once to browse clothes in a shop that has more than a few racks for children. Unfortunately, the Mexx children clothes have quite hefty pricetags.
Take the Day Ticket
Sightseeing in Berlin you should do with U-Bahn or S-Bahn. To get no problems you should take the Day Tickets, so you can drive to every goa,l from or to, across the town, start and stop without no risk.
price per ticket and day (till 3 pm of next day) 5,80 Euro in the week, Sunday bit more.