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Berlin, Germany - 20th May 2012

By: MA_17

Hello Mommy,

I went out early in the morning, about 5.30am!
On this picture you can see the famous Ku'damm (short form of Kurfürstendamm)! It is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin. The street takes its name from the former Kurfürsten (prince-electors) of Brandenburg. This very broad, long boulevard is full of shops, houses, hotels and restaurants. In particular, many fashion designers have their shops there! The avenue with four lines of plane trees runs for 3.5 km (2.2 mi) through the western Berlin. As you can see, nobody except me was on the street! All were sleeping!

In the afternoon, when my host finished work, we visited some other nice places.
I saw the famous tv tower "Fernsehturm". It was constructed between 1965 and 1969 and with its height of 368 meters, it is the tallest structure in Germany. There is a visitor platform and a revolving restaurant in the middle of the sphere. The tower is part of the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT). And the other building on the picture is St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche). It was first mentioned in German chronicles in 1292. It is presumed to date from earlier in the 13th century. The church was originally a Roman Catholic church, but has been a Lutheran Protestant church since the Protestant Reformation.

Then I jumped into a bus. It stopped at the Nikolaiviertel (Nikolai Quarter),  the reconstructed historical heart of the German capital.

Then we passed the main river of Berlin: Spree. In the background you can see the famous Berlin Cathedral.

I jumped out of the bus at Potsdam Square (Potsdamer Platz). It is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe, it was totally laid waste during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War era when the Berlin Wall bisected its former location. Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects. Look, the buildings are so high!


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