From 1802 to 1805, Friedrich von Schiller spent his last years in this much-photographed house. His last works, including Wilhelm Tell, were written here, and...more
A tangle of streets in the bohemian St. Pauli district down by the riverbank, the Reeperbahn is notorious throughout Europe as one of the Continent's biggest...more
After 1989, Berlin's bohemians came to settle in this former East German working-class neighborhood of gray, unrenovated tenements, many of them with coal...more
The third Pinakothek, a $170 million building exhibiting contemporary art, opened in fall 2002, bringing together pieces formerly scattered throughout the city....more
The seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty, Bavaria's ruling clan for 500 years, the Residenz was begun in 1385 and grew by fits and starts over the next several...more
At the height of Cold War tensions, the name of this neighborhood, Mitte (Middle), seemed anachronistic. Once the heart of prewar Berlin, Mitte, subsumed into...more
Half an hour by train from Dresden, the medieval citadel of Meissen survived the war unscathed and has had a rigorous spring cleaning since German...more
A beloved tradition: Every October about 80 museums, collections, galleries, art societies, and churches coordinate programs of tours, concerts, and...more
The Altes Rathaus (old town hall) that anchors the central square, Marienplatz, was reconstructed after World War II to appear just as it looked in the 15th...more
Boxed in on two sides on the West German side of the Wall in the years following the war, Kreuzberg was somewhat isolated from the rest of West Berlin and...more
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