Sunday, December 6, 2009

Trip to Berlin

Planning a trip to Berling. Find below the most noticable places in Berlin :

Alexanderplatz : Best Square in BerlinWorld Time ClockFountain of International FriendshipFernsehturm (11-01 to 02-28: daily 10 to 24 h , 9.50 € for Adults , viewing platform is at a height of 203 metres)ALEXA Shopping Center (Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm)Christmas Market

Berliner Dom : From October 1st through March 31st, closing at 7 pm
No viewing during church services or events.
Admission 5 Euros

Pergammon Museum :Don't leave Berlin without it. Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. , Entry : Free
Allocate at least 1 hr for this museum

Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe – a must for every tourist Französischer Dom (French Cathedral)Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral)Konzerthaus/Schauspielhaus
Christmas Market 11-23 h
Admission fee: 1 €

Potsdamer Platz : Fastest elevator in Europe takes you to the Panoramapunkt viewing platform at Potsdamer Platz 1. From a height of 100 meters, there is an excellent view over the east and west of Berlin: The Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Federal Chancellery, Bellevue Palace, Cathedral, Gendarmes Market, Holocaust Memorial and Commemoration Church. On clear days, you can see as far as Teufelsberg, the concrete apartment blocks in Marzahn, and the wind turbines on the border to Brandenburg. The Panoramapunkt viewing platform is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; last admissions at 7:30 p.m. The admission price is €3.50 per person.The Panoramapunkt viewing platform is at the top of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz 1.

Holocast Memorial

Brandenburger Tor : Berlin Wall in 1961 which was built right next to the Brandenburger Tor, the Pariser Platz, on the East-Berlin side, became completely desolate. The gate symbolized Germany's division

The Reichstag is the seat of the German Bundestag or federal government and, with its new dome, one of the Berlin's biggest crowd-draws. Its colorful past reflects the turbulence of German history since the 19th century daily 8 to 24 h (8 h, last entrance 22 h)

Bundeskanzleramt Federal Chancellery Building : The Federal Chancellery is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the new government precinct. This large white edifice is part of the "ribbon of government" that stretches across the Spree, and it also stands in architectonic dialogue with the historic Reichstag building.

East Side Gallery : While in former times the westside of the Berlin Wall has been a popular meeting point of graffiti sprayers, nowadays the most famous spraying artists have set their signs on the eastside of the longest preserved section of the Wall.

Schloss Charlottenburg : Schloss Charlottenburg, the largest and most beautiful palace in Berlin, is a shining example of baroque architecture. Open 10h to 17 h. Price 10.00 € for Adults

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche : The Gedächtniskirche or Memorial Church on Kurfürstendamm is a monument to peace and reconciliation, and the internationally famous symbol of Berlin's desire to rebuild itself in the aftermath of the war. The protestant Gedächtniskirche consists of an ensemble of church ruins and the modern buildings which surround it, and is consequently characterized by the stark contrast of history and modernity.

Hauptbahnhof : The construction of the new central station "Berlin Hauptbahnhof" is the most spectacular architectural project currently underway in Berlin. Europe's biggest rail transfer point was opened in may 2006 and is ready by the time Germany plays host to the FIFA World Cup™ .

Funkturm : The Funkturm, known colloquially as "langer Lulatsch" ("lanky lad"), offers a wonderful panorama over Berlin. Often known as Berlin Effel Tower.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Free Software Giveaways

Raju from tech-pp is giving Free Licensed Software

Ghacks is giving free software