advise to read the airport
information as public transport is a bit confusing. The airport express is
not an express and serves other suburbs etc. etc. Also be wary some budget airlines
are in terminal 2 and no flight reference is given on monitors in the main terminal.
The city of Berlin
is a city of social and architectural experimentation. Starting with Prussia's
famous master builders, such as Schinkel, Langhans and Knobelsdorff, to the architects
who worked here after the Wall came down. Their names, from Alvar Aalto to Peter
Zumthor, read like a "who's who" of contemporary architecture.
The Hohenzollern dynasty added a very special splendour to Berlin - Prussia's
glory was to be reflected in urban development. Places like Gendarmenmarkt, the
most beautiful square in the city, create an almost Italian flair on the banks
of the river Spree.
Germany had the unique opportunity to rebuild a complete city district in the
heart of the city. Helmut Jahn's Sony Center with its futuristic flair, which
was completed in 2000, strongly contrasts with the DaimlerChrysler quarter. Early
in 2004, the noble Beisheim Center was opened at Lenn-Dreieck.