Brandenburger Tor / Reichstag
Brandenburg Gate "Brandenburger Tor" and Reichstag – inseparably connected to German history
- Hotel Adlon Kempinski on Pariser Platz
- Holocaust Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe
- Soviet Cenotaph on Straße des 17. Juni
- Park Großer Tiergarten – the green lung of Berlin
- Haus der Kulturen der Welt – nicknamed the pregnant oyster
Until 1989 the Brandenburg Gate "Brandenburger Tor" was a symbol for the division of Berlin and Germany and now stands for German Reunification. It is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. The 'lonely, shot-up Reichstag' was also a symbol during the division – as a 'lump of sandstone in no-man's land between conflicting world systems'.
Together with the new Chancellor's Office "Kanzleramt", the Paul-Löbe-Haus and the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, the 'band of federal buildings' now combines the parts of the city across the Spree that were previously divided by the Berlin Wall.
Symbolic power is also very noticeable at the Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe.