One of things that impress me in Berlin were the two clocks. One that shows the time in all countries in the world and the other that shows what time is by liquids - you can see them on the first two pictures.
If you like churches you shouldn't miss Berliner Dom.
Also what was one of the symbols of east Berlin is the television tower. If you like to climb to a high places and to watch the city from there this is one of the places that you should go.
And the last picture is from the Pergamonmuseum. In this museum are collected things from all civilizations thatt have lived on the Earth.
For All the Odd Things You Want to Know
* Is prostitution legal in Berlin, what´s its history? "What your going to pay for passion with a Prussian?"
* What about drugs, are they legal also?
*What museum attracts nearly 250,000 visitors every year?
Well, at this website you can find out the answer and many more to all kinds of wacky things. Also its got to links to other cities and countries from around the world which answer similar questions. Very necessary for the traveler!
Europe for Visitors
Interesting Infos About Berlin, its a witty website I thought.
News from vendors and online
I met this guy in front of New National Gallery (Neue Nationalgalerie) on Sunday midday. He sold Der Tagesspiegel a popular Berlin's a little liberal newspaper surely in German language.
There were a few titles of worldwide newspapers in English (but no in Polish) language available in newstands.
Berlin news in English online:
Berlin News from WN network,
Events calendar :-)
Portals of Berlin
Walking around old buildings I could easy find many interesting architectural details including beautiful doors, gates and portals. Look at just one example on my picture: portal of the building at Ahornstraße 4 in district Schöneberg (U-bahn: Nollendorfplatz U1, U2, U4, U15). The renovated and impressive edificie housed the Embassy of Croatia in Germany and was located almost oposite to well-known second hand store Garage at No 2.
The Last Cathedral is not an unusual bar/nightclub for Berlin. Though its interior is gloomy, blood splattered, (fake of course, or real, maybe?) cluttered with skulls, banging with loud music and after midnight, packed wall to wall with revelers, it is not unusual. In fact, it's rather mainstream. You'll certainly see the hardcore Goths hanging out here, dressed in all their black finery and leather, black painted lips and nails, but also you will see the occasion groups of visitors to the city: a pack of Italians, businessmen looking for amusement, or couples looking for new experiences.
It's dark, it's loud, and it's a way cool place to hang out. The drink prices are reasonable, you don't feel nervous or threatened (well, you might, I wasn't) by your fellow bar goers, and no one looks at you too long once you enter the door. Or rather, if you are allowed to enter the door. STRICT DRESS CODE: dark or black clothing only! Ok, you might be a tourist just stopping in to see what's going on in the basement down the spiral stairs, but you have to be dressed for it, or they will not let you in. There is also a cover charge at the door around 5€ per person.
We went along with a couple of friends, one of whom is quite conversative, so she was a little worried that it would be too Goth for her, too much. But she found it was not overwhelming, and she felt comfortable enough. So this is a great first place for those who want to take a bit of a walk on the wild side, but not slip totally off the curb.
Enter at street level, take the spiral stairs down then right. Its a long, narrow bar, rather close, but plenty of tables give the illusion of privacy at the front (this is usually where you find the newbies and tourists!), then at the rear is where regulars and locals hang out. If you chose a seat at the bar after 11pm, be aware a saucy young gal will be shaking her a** above your head very soon ;-) Strict dress code: BLACK or dark clothing only! Especially on these days:
On Wednesdays drink specials at 19:00Uhr or 7pm, Ouzo, Korn, or Tequila shots for only 99cents.
Saturdays it's Dracul's Dance beginning at 21:00Uhr or 9pm, with rock, gothic, and dark wave music, among others.
An extra tip? Pick up the little booklet "Das Schwartze Buch", to see many of the Goth events going on around Berlin...