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224 Pages, 9.5 x 12

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $69.95 (US $69.95) (CA $89.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9783800319503

Rights: US & CA

Verlagshaus Würzburg (Oct 2011)
Verlagshaus Wurzburg

Price: $69.95


The capital of Germany is showcased as a city of the world and bastion of art and culture in this striking travel companion. Berlin’s architectural gems are highlighted, ranging from the neoclassical creations of Karl Friedrich Schinkel to stately Gründerzeit villas and up-to-the-minute contemporary ensembles. Recalling the turbulent history of the metropolis, the guide reveals it not only in the Nikolaikirche and the Reichtstag but also in the landmark and symbol of a divide now overcome: the Brandenburg Gate. More than 170 miscellaneous museums, including the famous Museum Island and countless tiny private initiatives, are explored in detail. The city’s art scene is presented, offering biting cabaret, art exhibitions, spectacular theatre productions, literary readings, concerts of classical or rock music, and even opera. Tempting tourists with the local culinary delights, the handbook investigates the famous Currywurst, increasingly popular doner kebab, the delicatessen counter at KaDeWe, and many restaurants that have earned stars of culinary merit. With its boutiques, grand stores, hotels, and cafés, the much-frequented Kurfürstendamm is also depicted, granting the shopaholic’s every wish. Portraying the glittering capital in all its glory, this overview also covers its diverse architectural heritage and humming city nightlife. Additional features focus on city history, Potsdamer Platz and the Berlinale, the government quarter with the dome of the Reichstag, Unter den Linden, the Kurfürstendamm and Museum Island, and Berlin Cathedral.

Author Biography

Jürgen Henkelmann is a freelance photographer who specializes and lives in Berlin. His work has been featured in several photographic reports, books, and calendars. Michael Kühler is the author of books on Russia, the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Swabia.