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  1. Pergamonmuseum in Berlin: Post 1945

    11 Apr 2021

    Kriegsende und Neubeginn Photo: AC Byers / Hein Gorny / Collection Regard. When World War II ended in Europe in May 1945 and the Third Reich capital was seized by Soviet troops, Berlin’s Museumsinsel was in a desolate condition; most of the buildings were badly hit by air strikes and…


  2. The Opera - Year Zero and Postwar

    20 Jan 2019

    The reconstruction Following the fall of the Third Reich, 1945 was ‘Year Zero’ for Berlin, and so it was for the Staatsoper. The ancient Opera, renamed at that time as Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, was one of the first historical buildings at the German capital secured against further decay…


  3. THIS IS BERLIN!

    14 Oct 2018

    In the last years Berlin city has undergone a radical transformation, with an influx of money from public institutions and private companies, far away from the cold days of the German reunification in 1990. This has benefited in the architectural modernization and services improvement for its inhabitants but in contrast…


  4. The Swiss House

    30 Oct 2017

    In the corner which Unter den Linden meets Friedrichstraße, there is a house with more than 75 years of history in Berlin. Today, this building stands as one of the original places of the city and a survivor of the Allied bombing campaign and the Luftangriffe of the Second World…


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