First building on the place was built in 1469, it was Castle Chapel. In 1536 the chapel became church. In 1747 it was became the main church of the Prussian Dukes and it was the burial place of them. In 1817-1822 Johann Boumann renovated the church and built cupolas. In 1893-1905 Julius Raschdorff brought a style to the Dom we see nowadays. In WWII the Dom was destroyed and then rebuilt in 70-80ss. The Dom opened in 1993. There are nice views inside and from the roof of the Dom. Some views you may see in my travelogue.
Berlin is definetely two-faced place, but not because of its aspect only. It was, in my opinion, a huge mistake dividing it into two UNATURAL parts after WW II. No metter if called East and West Berlin, it was the same town inhabited by the same German people. After being separated for almost fifthy years, the town finaly became what it was eversince its foundation. However, what is town without its inhabitants? Menthal separation still exist and it can be noticed virtualy everywhere.
Was is right to punish people for crimes made by the certain individuals?
Need to escape the hussle and bussle of the pulsating Berlin, then go to Potsdam. At Potsdam visit the Sanssousi Castle with its gracious gardens, lovely petite Chinese Teahouse and lovely Baroque buildings. To the southwest of Sanssousi Castle you will find Charlottenhof Castle which was built for Crown Prince Frederick William. Also on the premises you will find the Cecilienhof Castle a small castle that was used for the Potsdam Conference between USSR, USA, Great Britian and France concering the future of Germany.
This is the only place in Berlin where i could find English literature. There are 4 levels of books, Music, Software, etc. Only one level of foreign books though, but thats enough. A wide range of Fiction, Non-Fiction, fantasy, & best-sellers are available, at reasonable prices too. I bought 2 books for €27, which is cheap considering that one is a relatively new release, and they're both BIG. Well, in this case... Books? Most of the books ranged between €10 and €20 for softcover, and anything from €18 and up for hardcover, new releases.
I was walking in the early evening along one of the main streets of Mitte called Friedrichstra?e which went to Kreuzberg.
All of numerous shops located there were closed (thanks God :-) that time but it was nice place to watch people, evening window shopping and there were quite many restaurants and cafes located there. It was probably good place for a stop but I was a little bit in a hurry :-).