It all started when we knew we had only an-hour transit time to spare in a huge city Berlin before reaching Prague. All I had in mind was to have a glimpse of Brandenburg Gate (Berlin most famous landmark) located about 1.5km walking distance from Berlin Hbf. The station itself is loaded with eateries and shops, providing more than enough refreshment alternatives before any onward journeys.
It was a mid-summer vacation; hence prime scenes of family events at the station square and patio chairs for sun basking were arresting for good reasons.
Before reaching our destination, we were impressed with the clean Spree River offering a city recreation both for the locals and tourists.
700 meters off the Berlin HBF and knowing nothing more than Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall was a degrading act to the city. Doing Berlin for the first time was indeed full with pleasant surprises.
Never crossed our minds that we would see buildings in contemporary trendy design. Paul-Löbe-House is an incredibly modern building located in a city which has enough to say in many history books. The “wow” came when we learned about the functions of these buildings and the connection with Federal Government Office.
Glass dome juxtaposing on the top of Neo-Renaissance parliament building.
After a short and easy walk, we reached where you aimed for in Berlin, Brandenburg Gate. A 18th century monument which has witnessed many historical moments and withstood the test of social process. Over two hundred years now, it represents peace and unity, values that we should cherish today.
If you have an-hour to spare in Berlin, where would you go?