Grunewald Motel und Rasthof
Kronprinzessinnenweg 120, Berlin, 14129, Germany
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Left luggage office
I have a nice trolley bag and I'm looking for a place in Berin that ill be able to put it there for a half day.
I've heard about coin lockers, but I don't think that they will be big enough for my bag...
Does anybody know such place?
Re: Left luggage office
There are small and big lockers.
Or go to the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) which has a left luggage office. This will need however more time than using a locker.
No lockers at Hauptbahnhof. Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichsstrasse, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof have lockers.
Travel Tips for Berlin
The division between East and...
The division between East and West Berlin, no longer applies, and it is now such a 'happening place', with lots of vitality and energy. Berlin has so many attractions, that even though it was severely damage during the war. Today, you could visit East and West Berlin, with ease and without the hazzles of the past. The museums and the palace of 'Sans Soucci', to walk around areas of what used to be the East side of Berlin at ease. It is rapidly becoming the new Capital of Germany and construction is going on at a breathtaking pace. Its incredible parks, so large!. Berlin probably has more open green spaces than any other major European Capital.
A visit to Schloss Charlottenburg is highly recommended.
The palace was originally build as a country house for the future Queen Sophie Charlotte in 1695 and was completed in 1790.
There are 70 rooms and corridors crammed full of ornate furnishings and Watteau paintings.
The east wing houses an incredible collection of romanticist paintings while the west wing houses a collection of ancient and prehistoric art and artifacts.
Sculpture near Brandenburg Tor
There is a sculpture of a woman who calls someone from the Berlin Wall near the Brandeburger Tor. The Wall was taken place here recently. The monunent is a symbol of the unity of the nation divided by winners on east and western half. The sculpture has very much touched me during the first visiting Berlin. You may approach it close and feel a high emotional charge containing in it.
Apse? What's that?
An apse is the end (back side) of a church, esp. the east end of a church. It's either rounded or many-sided. Old christian churches (esp. western, not orthodox churches) were often oriented front size/facade to the west. I have no idea why. Hmm... for most of Europe the papal city of Rome was to the south rather.
In Berlin I enjoyed my eyes of renovated recently brick and rounded apse of St. Mathew Church (St. Matthäus Kirche). There were two smaller apsidioles on its both sides. The neo-romanesque church was relatively young (1844 - 1846) and evangelic so it was "wrong" oriented - apse to the south that was back to Rome :-).
From my friend OlafS from Belgium:
An apse is the closing part of the choir, the most sacred part of a catholic church.
It's not so much that the western part is oriented towards the west, rather the choir is oriented towards the east ('oriented' even means something like 'directed to the east'), the symbolic direction of where Jerusalem is.
I don't know how important this is for protestant churches, but the German Lutheran church has preserved many catholic habits. However, and this goes for catholic churches too, orientation is not demanded. When it's impossible or unattractive to orientate the choir, especially in cities this happens, than the choir can point to any other direction available.
Save the Palace!
At the moment (september 2005) there's an exhibition in the "Palast der Republik". It might be the last exhibition in here because soon the old GDR "palace" will be destroyed unfortunately. Part of the exhibition is also a lounge. It's the most fantastic lounge I have ever been in! The mixture of rust, steel joints, sofas and chandeliers made me fall in love immediately. I didn't care about the high prices, I just enjoyed the views and sat there for a while with my mouth open ;)
Why would you destroy a great building like this to rebuild an old castle nobody needs?
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