In A Berlin Minute
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Prenzlauer Berg – In A Berlin Minute (Week 162)

Prenzlauer Berg (Prenzlau Hill – or Prenzlau Slope as I like to call it in reference to the very similar Park Slope in Brooklyn that we’ve been calling home since 2001) is a…

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Zoo Aquarium – In A Berlin Minute (Week 161)

The Berlin Zoo Aquarium opened in 1913 as part of the world-renowned Berlin Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Berlin). It houses over 9,000 animals over three floors, including fish, reptiles and insects. For this…

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Märchenbrunnen (Fairy Tale Fountain) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 160)

The Märchenbrunnen (Fairy Tale Fountain) in Volkspark Friedrichshain was opened in 1913 and is the largest fountain of the Kaiser era. It was conceived by Ludwig Hoffmann. The fountain is surrounded by sculptures…

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Volkspark Friedrichshain (People’s Park) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 159)

Volkspark Friedrichshain (People’s Park Friedrichshain) is on the border of the neighborhoods Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain and conveniently located along the M10 tram line. It’s the oldest park in Berlin and one of…

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Wannsee – In A Berlin Minute (Week 158)

The famous Berlin lake Wannsee is really two lakes, Kleiner Wannsee and Grosser Wannsee, that are bights of the river Havel. In this video I only show a small part of Grosser Wannsee…

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Berlin Bears / Bärenzwinger – In A Berlin Minute (Week 157)

Since 1280 the coat of arms, mascot and symbol for Berlin has been the bear. It is actually not exactly clear where the name of the city or the connection to the animal…

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Teufelsberg Spy Station – In A Berlin Minute (Week 155)

In the northern part of the nature preserve Grunewald Forest, on top of the man-made hill Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) sits the former US spy listening station Teufelsberg Spy Station. From Teufelsberg Spy Station,…

Berlin Ringbahn (Circular Railway) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 154)

The Berlin Ringbahn (circular railway) is a 37.5 km (23.3 mi) long city train (S-Bahn) line around the center of Berlin. There are two trains: S41 goes clockwise, the S42 goes counter-clockwise. For…

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