Occasional Traveler

A collection of my thoughts and photos on travel.

Berlin: DZ Bank

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August 11, 2011 | I’m WAY behind on updating and I’ve gone on many trips since my last post but I’ve also managed to drop my external hard drive that contains all my photos so I’m just going to skip ahead for now to my Europe trip!

Berlin was the first city that we visited on our 16-day trip in Europe.  We stayed at the Circus Hostel— definitely one of the nicest hostels we stayed in on our entire trip!  As it was our first time in Berlin, we did a self-guided walking tour and visited the major attractions, such as Brandenburger Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial, and Siegessäule (Victory Column); but armed with a Rick Steve’s guide, we also made it a point to stop inside the DZ Bank to check out the interior:

DZ Bank interior (Frank O. Gehry)

Cool, right??  From the outside, the building looks like any other office building, so it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. We couldn’t go past the entrance/lobby area but it was a cool stop regardless, located conveniently just next to Brandenburger Tor.

More posts on Berlin attractions to follow!

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Written by Jessica

December 25, 2011 at 12:08 AM

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