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The Abandoned Iraqi Embassy in Berlin (Die Verlassene Irakische Botschaft)

Built in 1974 and empty since staff were ordered to leave during the Gulf War in January 1991 the abandoned Iraqi Embassy in Berlin is a popular Urbex destination. The non-descript pre-fabricated concrete building (the Plattenbau style so common in Soviet-era East Germany) sits in a quiet cul-de-sac in the former diplomatic quarter of the […]

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John F Kennedy (JFK) Plaque at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin commemorating his "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech

Famous Berliners: President John F Kennedy (JFK)

He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and never lived in Berlin but President John F Kennedy is probably the most famous ‘Berliner’. In a speech on the steps of Rathaus Schöneberg on 26 June 1963 Kennedy declared: All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I […]

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Video Week – Berlin on Vimeo: Day 4 – An Approximation To Berlin by Transistoria

Day 4’s offering for Video Week is An Approximation To Berlin by Transistoria, a visual Travel Guide to Germany’s capital. The graphics in the video helpfully give links to the sights highlighted. A minor mistake at 3:04 when Friedrichstrasse is captioned as Hauptbahnhof can be forgiven for such a beautifully shot video of Berlin. An […]

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