Tiergarten and Zoo, Berlin

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    Memorials - Soviet Soldiers

    by yooperprof Written Dec 11, 2004

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    Monument for an Imposing Army

    Favorite thing: The Monument to Soviet Soldiers is in the Tiergarten, just off the Strasse des 17. Juni, near the Brandenburg Gate. It was unveiled on November 7, 1945, only 6 months after V-E day, and on the 28th anniversary of the beginning of the fall 1917 Russian Revolution.

    300,000 Russian troops were killed in the final campaign to seize Berlin in the early months of 1945.

    Marble to build the memorial was taken from Hitler's Chancellery.

    Oddly enough, the Soviet Soldiers' Memorial ended up in West Berlin, though Soviet soldiers were guaranteed free access to it.

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    Berlin Tiergarten

    by TinyTuck Written Nov 8, 2002

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    From the Siegess��ule: Tiergarten,and then

    Favorite thing: This part of the city belonged to West Berlin and ends with the Brandenburg Gate. It is dominated by and named after a huge park called "Tiergaten" ("animal park" - there are no animals though - ok, squirrels maybe), which is the largest one of the city.

    Fondest memory: Sights in this area:
    - Governmental are (Regierungsviertel) with the Reichstag
    - Siegessäule (Column of Victory)
    - Bellevue Castle
    - Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the world's cultures)
    - Tiergarten park

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    Berlin Zoo

    by cecicorr Updated Jan 19, 2003

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    Flamingoes on one leg...tryng to warm up the other

    Favorite thing: Surely in Berlin you must not miss the zoo. Giving its name to the famous Zoo Station, it somewhat still embodies early 19th century taste for esotic species and places. Beside animals, you will in fact find fake oriental palaces acting as the animals' homes during the long winter months. A little decadent, but animals very well cared for. The panda is so sad, though.

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  • Zoo & Aquarium

    by Netraveller Written Mar 21, 2005

    Favorite thing: ...are "must see"...

    Also take some time to take a tour bus lane for sightseeing Berlin....

    choose the one that takes you to 14-15 spots all over town and you can get off the bus take some photos and then take the next one with the same ticket...

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    The old Congres Hall

    by Audrey118 Written Mar 2, 2003
    Pregnant Oyster!!!

    Favorite thing: pposite the Reichstag is the old Congress Hall, former called "Benjamin-Franklin-Halle", was the American contribution to the International Building Exhibition in 1957. It was declared as a gift of America to its close affiliate of West Berlin.

    Some people said that from the side view, the Congress Hall looks like a memorial of the 'Big Mouth of a Berliner' and some called it Jimmy Carter's Smile ... others called it The Pregnant Oyster.

    Next to it is a bell tower with one of the largest chimes in the world. It was a present from Benz for the 750th anniversary celebrations of Big Benz. The Congress Hll overlooks a the famous river Spree.

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    Zoological Garden

    by Audrey118 Updated Mar 2, 2003

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    Elephant Gate - at the Zoological Gardens

    Favorite thing: Smacked right in the centre of the city - is Germany's largest zoo - there is also an aquarium in it.

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    Bellview Palace

    by Imbi Written Dec 23, 2002

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    Favorite thing: It is situated between Brandenburger Tor and The Victory Column. It is one of the best building in Berlin and one of my best pictures

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    go to Bellevue Palace.Today,...

    by zys1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: go to Bellevue Palace.

    Today, this palace is the residence of the German Federal President.

    ( NOTE: IT is one stop of bus 100, you can arrive this place easily by bus 100.)

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    this black round building is...

    by zys1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: this black round building is the office of German Federal President.it is near by Bellevue Palace.

    ( NOTE: IT is one stop of bus 100, you can arrive this place easily by bus 100.)

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