Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maps: Jews & Shoah

Berlin has a long tradition with the Jewish community and unfortunately their story is also related with the tragedy of the Holocaust. Now in Berlin lives the biggest Jewish community of all Germany.
This is a new map of the city to help you to descover the old and the new places regarding it.
On the top-west part of the map there's one point which is not Berlin, but a place you need to visit, the KZ Sachsenhausen - Concentration camp (Oranienburg).

Full map:

Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas
Example of "Stolpersteine"
Foundation New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Gleis 17 Memorial
Jüdische Mädchenschule
Jüdischer Friedhof Charlottenburg
Kindertransport (statue)
KZ Columbia Memorial
Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism
Rosenstraße protest
Rykestrasse Synagogue
U-Bahn Wittenbergplatz
Zentrale Orthodoxe Synagoge zu Berlin

Monday, May 26, 2014

Universität der Künste Berlin (Charlottenburg)

This building is part of the Itinerary #12 - Savignyplatz. It hosts the Faculty of Design, the facade and the outside statue are very nice, the complex is made in a square shape and the inner court is in renovation, but you can have a look at the different buildings and have a general idea of the place. The community building, completed in 1902, was the former School of the Fine Arts and the Academy of Music.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Breaking the Circle: Bauhaus - UNESCO Heritage (Dessau)

This is another masterpiece of the UNESCO Heritage (together with the Weimar part of the Bauhaus) for which you might wanna go to Dessau. The Bauhaus doesn't need too many presentations, but here there are some useful basic informations on it.
The Bauhaus Dessau was built from 1925 to 1926 according to plans by Walter Gropius as a school for art, design and architecture school. War Destroyed and structurally modified parts were reconstructed from 1965, largely in the sense of the original. The building was restored in 1976 and partially modernized. Between 1996 and 2006, a new restoration and repair according to historic preservation rather than principles. The Bauhaus sites in Dessau and Weimar since 1996 belong to the UNESCO World Heritage.
It's fresh news that the Masters' Houses have been just finished to be restored, so now it's possible to see all of them (the single house Gropius , the semi-detached houses Moholy-Nagy / Feininger, Muche / Schlemmer and Klee / Kandinsky. The three semi-detached houses had identical floor plans, with one half was almost the rotated 90 degrees mirror image of the other in each case.).

More infos:

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