Famous Places in Germany

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Berliner Mauer
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a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic in 1961 which was destroyed in 1990; symbol of the "Iron Curtain" that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War

Unter den Linden
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a boulevard in Berlin; lined on both sides by buildings such as the Humboldt University, the State Library, the German Museum of History and the State Opera

Schweriner Schloss
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a castle located in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; currently serves as the seat of the state parliament

Dresdner Frauenkirche
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a church which was destroyed during World War II and reconstructed as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies after more than 40 years; reopened in 2005

Brandenburger Tor
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a gate in Berlin, crowned with the winged goddess of victory, riding a four-horsed chariot

Kölner Dom
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a gothic masterpiece, the third tallest cathedral in the world, finished in 1880

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a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg (southwest Germany), its most famous town is a spa resort Baden Baden

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the most famous beer hall in the world which annually hosts the beer fair, Oktoberfest

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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the most famous castle in Bavaria; designed in 1869 by King Ludwig II

the oldest city in Germany, founded as a Roman colony in 16 B.C.

Universität Heidelberg
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the oldest university in Germany and the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire; founded in 1386 and located in Baden-Württemberg

Potsdamer Platz
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the square built entirely from ground up in 1995; its cinemas host the Berlin International Film Festival every year

the traditional seat of the German Parliament

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