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Are you able to identify these spots in Berlin?

Some weeks ago I published another photography challenge: 10 Images of New York now is time for Berlin. How how much attention do you pay to details? Would you be able to identify all of these spots in Berlin? Some of these aren’t easy at all so you’ll have to stretch your memory for the answers. Or do a little research on Berlin’s Architecture Map.


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography-Brandenburger Tor Gate by Carl Gotthard Langhans


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Congress Hall) by Hugh Stubbins


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Hansaviertel ApartmentsFritz Jaenecke, Sten Samuelson Apartment House for Interbau Exhibition 1956-1957


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Neue Nationalgalerie by Mies van der Rohe


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Ludwig Erhard Haus by Nicholas Grimshaw


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Berlin Wall Gay Men Kissing


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Mexican Embassy by Teodoro González de León


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- NHow Hotel by NPS Tchoban Voss


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Potsdam- Gothic Library by Carl Gotthard Langhans


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Sanssouci Palace by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff


Virginia Duran Blog- Beautiful Berlin- Photography- Unite d'Habitation Le Corbusier


Need a hint? Click on the images, solution is on the title. All the buildings to which these pictures belong can be found at Berlin’s Free Architecture Guide

17 thoughts on “Are you able to identify these spots in Berlin?

      • I like to be honest . . . no, not likely to visit. I drove through Germany in 1995 (landed in Frankfurt, drove south to Switzerland, then to Milan, Venice, up through Austria, and back to Frankfurt). Both of us were impressed by the German scenery, but not so with German people.

        Locale after locale, hotel after hotel, restaurant after restaurant, the story was the same; unfriendly people going out of their way to be most unhelpful.

        As much as I got great photos, thoroughly enjoyed doing 130mph on the highways, and saw amazing places, we both agreed this was one country we would not soon revisit.

        18 years is still “soon” . . . maybe in another 20 we’ll feel different (if we are still alive).

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      • Different point of view I guess. I am sorry that you had this experience in Germany. I had the contrary feeling, behind a very complicated language there were really friendly and funny people. I have been two times in Germany: to Berlin and Düsseldorf, and both times I was surprised by how polite and nice they were.
        I think you should give it another try, maybe in summer when people are happier in general🙂

        On the other side I am very impressed with your roadtrip. It looks like a really great experience. How much did it take you? I’ve never been to Austria but it’s on my list😀

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      • Like everywhere, there are nice and not so nice people, however, that was a singularly consistent experience. Perhaps they did not like my carefree and cheerful attitude. Or maybe they still resent Italians for not doing more during the war.

        That trip was to attend my sister’s wedding in Italy, and we thought we’d see a bit of Europe while at it. We traveled down through the Black Forest area, on to Bern, down through Milan, and then to Udine (a few hours from Venice). While there, we took a drive down to Rome and Pompei, and then back up to Venice.

        Unfortunately, someone on the wedding party was sick, and I caught a very bad something, so the return leg was less than optimal. Still, we stopped at Fussen, and then made our way back up to Frankfurt.

        As an example of what we encountered, we got to Fussen after dark. We stopped at a hotel, and were told no vacancies. I asked if there were any other hotels in the areas that we might check out. The clerk said he did not know of any others in the area. We ended up making our way to Hohenschwangau, where the castles are that we wanted to see, and found a vacancy.

        The next day we were in Fussen, walking around, and from the front door of the hotel we stopped at we could see three other hotels (I had not recognized them as such when we were there at night). More were around the town; I can’t help thinking the clerk might have known about them.

        Anyway, as for traveling, two large suitcases, and two carry ons (the days before luggage restrictions). The trip was about three weeks.

        I should mention the one great moment while in Germany. We had arrived at Frankfurt, and were lugging our luggage heading toward customs along with the rest of the passengers. We saw a guard (carrying a machine gun) looking at us, and he motion us to stop when we got to where he was. He then pointed to a couple of doors. Uh-oh, we thought.

        With no small amount of trepidation, we stepped through . . . and were in the main concourse, outside the secure area . . . we looked back to ask what we were supposed to do, but the doors had closed.

        We went to the auto rental place without understanding the why of it (still don’t), but were pleased to be out so quickly. Then, at the rental place we were told our midsize car was not available, and that they were sorry, but they would upgrade us to a Mercedes . . . apparently, politeness and helpfulness are all contained within the boundaries of the airports.

        As for returning . . . like I said, in about 20 years or so we’ll reconsider the notion. Lots of other places in the world we want to see.

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    • Carlos, qué bonito post. Berlin tiene un encanto muy particular, ¿verdad? Creo por tus fotos que fuimos casi a los mismos sitios. Desde la zona de las embajadas hasta incluso a la colina de al lado de Teufelsberg. Me encantó. ¿Cuál fue tu lugar favorito de Berlin?

      Saludos

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      • Si tienes mucha razón, el encanto entra por la piel, una ciudad maravillosa, el lugar que me encantó es esa esquina donde puedes apreciar un bar y un barrio tranquilo, pude vivir como un lugareño, además sucedió algo muy especial…

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      • Esa foto me llamó especialmente la atención, esa y la de las cometas. Una es en Teufelsberg, la otra ¿es en Mauerpark?
        Berlin cambia mucho si se va como turista o si se va como viajero, eso es seguro. Por cierto, ¿historia bonita asociada al bar? Eso espero.

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  1. Menos la tercera y la antepenúltima soy capaz de reconocerlas todos ¡ueee!
    ¡Qué bonita Berlin! ahora tienes que dejarte caer por Múnich, a priori impresiona menos que la capital, pero creo que con el tiempo enamora más. 🙂

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    • Wow! Estoy impresionada. Una pista para la tercera… es en la Hansaviertel, son apartamentos de la Interbau y otra pista para la penúltima, está en Potsdam😀

      No he estado nunca en Munich, pero tiene muuuy muuuy buena pinta. Supongo que es más bonita en primavera que en invierno ¿verdad? De ciudades alemanas, ¿alguna otra recomendación?

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      • Cierto!! Schwedenhaus! (he tenido que comprobar el nombre) pero hay tanto en la Hansaviertel que ayyyy y en Potstdam no he estado así nada😉

        Si,Múnich en primavera/verano es increíble. Si te vas a adentrar en el frío invierno, entonces lo mejor es en adviento donde están los mercaditos navideños, y son gozada máxima!

        De ciudades alemanas muchas muchas tienen mucho encanto; que yo conozco Bremen, Hamburgo, Leipzig a destacar que haya estado hace relativamente poco.
        Más pequeña estuve en Köln, Dusseldorf y Mainz y también tienen mucho encanto pero tenía 15-16 años y no las recuerdo tan bien.

        Y desde que vivo en Múnich he viajado mucho por Baviera y hay ciudades increíbles como Regensburg, Nürnberg o Bamberg.

        Y me dejo mil que me quedan aún por ver :):) Alemania para rato vamos.

        No lejos queda Salzburgo, etc Paro ya que si no me enrollo jajaja

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