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Old Posted Aug 31, 2008, 6:38 PM
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^^ those are really great impressions of the often village views in the city

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I remember seeing those stone pillars too when I was in Berlin. Does anyone know what they were for?


I don't have a clue...
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2008, 7:28 PM
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Berlin should be a fantastic town, thanks for you fantastic pics, i hope visit next year your town
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^^ have a great time , BLN is worth a visit
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@ Border City Boy , I have a few photos of that area too, and one of a similar stack just to the north of that picture, could it be a chimney stack of some sort, that's the only thing I can think of?
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2008, 7:11 PM
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A lovely part of BLN near Rahnsdorf , a little township called Neu Venedig:

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That's not true. Within the city limits Berlin has got about 3.5 Million inhabitants and Paris just like 2.5 Million, i think even less. Most people living in Paris are living in highly populous townships in the outside of the city limits.
If it would be true what you're trying to tell Berlin would have about 4.5 Million inhabitants, since the city has got larger towns in its suburbs. For example Potsdam belongs to the city are of Berlin but is situated outside the city limits so it does not count to Berlin's population.

And you might be right in the fact that Berlin as we know today was founded in the 20s out of several towns but today it's one city.
Thanks to our politicians we won't have this discussion anymore maybe when they are really going to combine the two federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg.

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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...%A4dte_Europas

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I wrote: "With 3.5 million inhabitants within its city limits Berlin is the Germany's largest city by population and size and the 2nd largest city in the European Union."
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Within its city limits
WITHIN
I guess you probably don't want yet another poster bringing this up again, but really, it does hit a raw nerve when some people do this.

New Brisavoine has a good point. You are on an international forum and not every country hangs onto the council area population when defining cities. Although you are correct in that Berlin's city proper council area is one of the largest in Europe, not everyone considers invisible political borders to be the defining factor. Paris may have a smaller population by council area than Berlin but it is a much larger city.

You must keep in mind that on an International forum, people from other parts of the world may see things differently. For instance, would you consider Aachen to be larger than Sydney? Most Germans think of Aachen to be a city of 258,000 people. This is actually larger than Sydney which has within it's council area 167,000 people. Which city do you consider larger? Or in this case, do you take all of Sydney's urban area population or it's metro area population. If you honestly consider Berlin to be larger than Paris, then surely you must use this rule for everything and consider Aachen to be larger than Sydney. The 4.2million we usually hear for Sydney is in fact it's metro area that covers 12,000km² (which incidentally, compares with Frankfurt's metropolitan area of the Rhein Main which has 5.2million in roughly the same area coverage)

I believe the Berlin Urban area has around 3.7million people and it's metropolitan area covers around 5,370km² and has around 4.2million people. The reason Berlin's metro area is smaller in size to say Frankfurt or Sydney is that unlike these cities which are surrounded by many other urban area's spreading out in pockets quite far away and connected by economic and commutable ties, the urban satellites around Berlin thin out very quickly.

By the way, I saw on later posts that you insist that Berlin is the second largest city in the EU. This is all very good at technical levels regarding demographics based on political boundary's. But if you insist that Berlin is a bigger city than Paris you are completely wrong.

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The German word for City is "Großstadt", Town is "Stadt". And here in Germany only the areas within the city borders belong to the City/Großstadt.
What you understand under "city" would be "Verdichtungsraum" or "Metropolregion" in German.
Ah, yes, but you are on an International English speaking forum here, and the word "City" can mean anything from city proper, urban area or entire metropolitan area. By the way, according to the German standard, Perth, Australia is a tiny village of 11,573 people. Damn impressive skyline for such a small village

Anyway, that shouldn't distract from this excellent thread and wonderful photos you have been posting. We just needed to clear up the differences here when comparing cities internationally.

I particularly like how you have shown sat maps of the areas where the photos come from. I consider Berlin to be my favourite city in Germany and always enjoy seeing photos from it. So, I'll keep an eye out on this thread and hope to see your posts continue
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Northeast Berlin:

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Berlin is going to rebuilt a former Prussian Royal Residence in its city center.

The "Stadtschloss" (City Palace) was damaged in WW2 and teared down by the socialist Eastern German regime 60 years ago.

The German government revealed today the winner of an architecture competition. The chosen architect is the Italian Franco Stella.

Reconstruction costs are estimated at 600 million Euro, critics believe it will be more than 1 billion.

The reconstruction follows mainly historical blueprints and includes one facade in a modern frame (the side shown at the image).

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Ich liebe Berlin! I hope that someday my own heavily german settled city can be completely rebuilt in a fashion similar to Berlin.


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Some more photos I took of Berlin, these are Kopenick altstadt,
schloss kopenick and the rathaus!


Altstadt kopenick 2007.













schloss kopenick



















Rathaus kopenick



























Surrouding shots from the bridge.














Altstadt Spandau and the Zitadel! Summer 2006/2007


















Altstadt Spandau



























Olympic stadion! summer 2006.



























I'll post more of Altsatdt Spandau shortly!

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more Altstadt Spandau, Zitadel and Olympic stadion!


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Simply amazing photos!
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^^ those are really great impressions of the often village views in the city

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I don't have a clue...
I think they were once watchtowers during the existence of the wall...maybe?
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I think they were once watchtowers during the existence of the wall...maybe?
Absolutely not, the Berlin wall didn't go anywhere near these areas!
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2009, 8:51 PM
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More photos of Berlin I took, these will be of Tenements, old and new and some specific areas around Berlin!



Alexanderplatz



























































































































Rosa Luxembourgplatz /Munz str/ Weinmeister strasse area!








































Rosenthaler platz




























Schutzen strasse!






























Prenzlberg



Schonhauser Allee/ Danziger Strasse/Eberswalder strasse/Kastanien allee
and Pappelallee area!















































































Danziger strasse.
























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I visited Berlin for 4 days in 2007. I thought i was going to be there for 2 days and the spend 1 day each in Dresden and a day in Potsdam, but i liked it so much i decided to stay all 4 days. What a cosmopolitan city! i loved the grimy nighlife in East Berlin, the mixture of old and new architecture, and the nonchalant but friendly berliners. It's definitely "poor but sexy," how they call it there.
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more pics as promised.

All photos taken by Khazars 2006-2009!


Berlin Tenements and newer builds!


Spandauer Vorstadt


Sophie Strasse.








koppen platz














New build possibly August str/










Sophieneck







































Friedrichstrasse





































Hauptbahnhof area








Hamburger Bahnhof










Prenzlberg


Senefelderplatz













Prenzlauer allee





































Elizabeth kirche strasse!


















Neukoln.


Rathaus Neukoln




















































Karl Marx Strasse













































Hermannplatz















Richardplatz!












































Kreuzberg


Schlesisches Tor/Gorlitzer Bahnhof area!





























Fraenkel Ufer
























Kottbusser Tor






























Oranienplatz/strasse



























Mehringdamm/Yorck str





































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Lots of great Berlin photos - Thanks!

Thought I would share a few of my own:

Volksbuhne - Mitte, great place for music, saw Kruder and Dorfmeister here - Awesome:



Spaceneedle through Mitte



Hackeschermarkt - great place to chill, changed a lot since first visting in 96:



Potsdam:







Reichstag:



Olympic Stadium:



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Love Berlin! Easily my favorite city in Europe (haven't been to that man though). Architecture, history, culture, diversity. It's got it all!
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