br In Berlin, the city divided after World War II, everybody knows about the Brandenburg Gate, Hitler s bunker, Kennedy s speech, red and green beer, splendidly broad boulevards, and numerous lakes But this metropolis, once again the capital of Germany, encompasses many clandestine niches characteristic of a heterogeneous city without a beginning and without an end between its famous backyards, nature parks, and bridges It is often these miniscule witnesses that tell authentic history Besides the larger attractions, this unusual guide presents Berlin s other side such as a tower so ugly that no one wants to open a restaurant in it a library offering its books in the trunks of living trees the monument for the inventor of the currywurst a residential settlement in a former East German prison the place where the Nazis concealed the so called degenerate art which they had confiscated the house where David Bowie lived an automat out of which maggots can be pulled a museum for things used for purposes for which they were not created the reception camp for refugees from East Germany and, in a completely unexpected spot, the most romantic place in Berlin....
|Title||:||111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss|
|Number of Pages||:||561 Pages|
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111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss Reviews
Berlin has many treasures to offer, yet so few intellectually interesting destinations offered up in this book. The prose is wordy, possibly translated from German, difficult to read. The photos are not compelling either. Places are discussed qualitatively in English...but in many instances, the German proper name is not used so one can't google / Yelp the location.
As a concept, this makes for a great series. Get off the beaten-tourist track and discover some hidden gems. "This is Berlin for the curious, for the explorer - off the beaten track".... Yes, well, read on.