An old friend recently contacted me, and asked if I had any advice to offer for his upcoming European trip. I’ll share some of that advice here, in the hopes that it might help some of you.
Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Mercedes-Benz brand, and the headquarters of Daimler AG. The museum contains more than 160 vehicles.
Sachsenhausen was a concentration camp in Germany, operating between 1936 and 1950. From 1936 to 1945 it was run by the National Socialist regime in Germany, and from 1945 to the spring of 1950 it was run by the Stalinist Soviet occupying forces as “Special Camp No. 7.” On the front entrance gates to Sachsenhausen [...]
Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Here are some photos from around the city, including the Lustgarten, TV tower, Checkpoint Charlie, Hitler’s bunker, the hotel where Michael Jackson dangled his baby out the window, among other sites.
The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed to house the Reichstag, the original parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was allegedly burned down by a Dutch communist. The Reichstag Building again became the seat of the German parliament in 1999 after a reconstruction [...]
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineers Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711 [...]
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. It was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791.
The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral is a Lutheran cathedral located on Museum Island in the Mitte district of Berlin, and was built between 1895 and 1905.
The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of East Germany. The wall divided East and West Berlin for 28 years, from the day construction began on August 13, 1961, until it was dismantled in 1989. During this period 125 people were killed trying to [...]
Bebelplatz is best known as the site of the book burning ceremony held on May 10, 1933, by members of the S.A. (“brown shirts”) and Nazi youth groups, on the instigation of the Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels. The Nazis burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx [...]