Berlin Flat No 7
The accommodation is well located close to many
shopping malls, supermarkets, health food markets, a bakery, a
newspaper stand and a post office which also offers banking services.
There are also various entertainment options within
walking distance of the vacation rental. The Baghwanddisco Far
Out is located around the corner on Kurfürstendamm.
Next door to that you will find Die Schaubühne,
a theatre dating back to the 1970s. On the corner of Kurfürstendamm
and Albrecht-Achilles-Straße there is also a bowling centre.
Kurfürstendamm is famous for its shopping
possibilities particularly the Europa Centre and KaDeWe. The Europa
Centre located on the Breitscheidplatz contains the beautiful
Lotus Fountain designed by Parisian artists Bernard and Francois
Baschet and the interesting Clock of Flowing Time
which shows the time by a means of coloured water flowing through
a system of connected tubes. KaDeWe is Europes second largest
department store after Harrods and attracts between 40 to 50 thousand
visitors a day.
Also in Breitscheidplatz along Kurfürstendamm
you can see the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche (Memorial
Church) with the ruined spire of the old church rising up in the
middle. The bottom part of this spire, which was damaged by bombs
in the war, has been converted into a memorial hall.
Berlin Zoologischer Garten and Aquarium are located
not far from Kurfürstendamm. Here you will find a vast variety
of animals in enclosures that resemble their natural habitats.
Watch the pandas being fed, be amused by the antics of the monkeys,
admire the graceful swimming penguins, stroke the animals in the
petting zoo and walk among the birds in the aviary.
For those who like to picnic in a park, row a
boat on a lake or walk through trees and nature, a visit to the
Tiergarten is a must. The 210 hectares provide hours of fun with
cafes, lakes and grassy areas. And right in the middle you will
find the Siegessäule with the beautiful golden statue of
Visiting other areas of Berlin is easy with the
use of the public transport systems. With so much to see in Berlin
it is well worth your time deciding in advance which things would
interest you most.
History is obviously an important topic for a
town such as Berlin and for those interested in learning more
about the unusual past of this great city there are many museums,
memorials and buildings that are worth visiting. The Holocaust
Memorial with the information centre below provides a reminder
of the suffering experienced by Jews and other people groups under
Nazi regime. Checkpoint Charlie and the museum nearby provides
extensive information about divided Germany and the escapes (both
successful and not) of Eastern Berliners to the West. In the Stasi-Museum
offers an insight into the political system of former Eastern
Germany including the different surveillance technology used in
Those interested in art should visit the various
art galleries and museums on Museumsinsel such as the Alte Nationalgalerie
(Old National Gallery) and the Pergamon Museum. The graffiti and
paintings along the old Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery are
also of great artistic interest. There are also many interesting
buildings from an architectural point of view such as the Reichstag
Building, Potsdamer Platz with the Sony Center, the Hackesche
Höfe, Television Tower and the various churches and cathedrals.