There are some musts for visitors coming to Germany's capital:
Walking through Carl Gotthard Langhans's Brandenburg Gate,
|My friend Kendall Schneider at the Brandenburg Gate |
holding the copyright of the photo
|Photo taken in 2007|
|Former GDR border installations including the finely raked "death strip"|
Here is a picture of another wall that is well preserved for it dates back to the 18th century, the Akzisemauer (excise wall).
|A rest of Berlin's first wall|
A hundred meters away on Waisenstraße (Orphans Street) is a highlight that Red Baron visits whenever he is in Germany's capital. It is Berlin's oldest inn although the building and its name are of recent times. Originally a groom of the ruling electoral prince had opened a brandy pub at the site in 1621 that in 1715 was baptized Zum Bierstübchen am Glockenspiel (Little Alehouse at the Glockenspiel) referring to the 52 bells and chimes of the nearby Parochial Church.
|The restaurant newly decorated in 2008|
Napoleon when he had triumphantly entered Berlin in 1806 lunched at the restaurant. So Red Baron always insists on sitting on the historic seat.
|On Napoleon's seat in 2015|
|Historic photo of 2001 with the emperor's bust watching in the back|
The nearby Parochial Church on Klosterstraße (Monestary Street) was destroyed during the war and has only been partly reconstructed. It seems however that the parish people have now collected enough money to rebuilt the missing steeple.
|A dream is becoming true|
|Klosterstraße around 1800 showing the Parochial Church.|
Two views photographed in nearby subway station Klosterstraße.