Germany’s 3 Best Jewels!

THE THREE JEWELS OF BERLIN ~ Parliment, Victory Column & Brandenburg Gate

Well, yes, you have read that correctly! Berlin’s Parliament (where the Current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel sits), Victory Column (a symbol of WWII) & Brandenburg Gate (the most photographed iconic monument of Berlin) are the 3 Jewels of Berlin!! These three tell tales of the historic moments that the pre-war & post-war Germans and many Europeans may relate to. Especially the Holocaust Debacle! It was atrocious indeed!!

The Brandenburg Gate

What a moment in front of the Brandenburg Gate! The Photographic Moment!

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the Best Landmarks of Germany and in fact of Berlin Capital City. As per historical facts, it was built on the orders of Prussian King Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order, just after the Batvalian Revolution. In Today’s Time, it is signified as a start/check post for the road leading from Berlin Capital to Brandenburg a der Havel. It is the symbol of European Unity & Peace.

Let us have a close look at how the Brandenburg Gate looked surrounding WWII in 1945!

View over Pariser Platz To the Brandenburg Gate June 1945
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

Now, lets peak into 2019!

Captured in May 2019!
Photo Courtesy: @nainachauhan
The South Side Facing Brandenburg Gate in May 2019!
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Now, let’s move ahead to the Berlin Victory Column! In the German Language, it is called Berlin Siegessäule[Siege meaning Victory & Säule meaning column]. It is located at the CenterPoint of all major attractions of Berlin with the Brandenburg Building at one of the end-points. The Berlin Victory Column is the German Monument that was designed by Heinrich Strack, to honor the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War post-1864. So, what is so significant of the Bronze Statue on the top of the Victory Column?

Berlin Siegessäule

Berlin Siegessäule ~ Berlin Victory Column
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The Victoria Bronze Statue (in the photo below) represents the commemoration of the victories from the combined wars that followed the Danish-Prussian War, namely: (1) Victory over Austria & its German Allies in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 (2) Victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War fought between 1870-71. Berliners (residents of Berlin) had nicknamed the Statue “Golden Lizzy”.

Bronze Victoria Statue

Statue of Victoria on top of the Berlin Victory Column
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

Had Enough? No right? Hahaha! Well, there is the Jewel of Berlin! None other than the German Parliament! Current reigning Chancellor, Madame Angela Merkel sits in the office in this very building. It is one of the major tourist attractions! Some parts were under renovation when I had visited. One of the most photographed buildings in Berlin. As German’s economy was strong since the beginning (strongest in Europe), even during the Holocaust period, germans believe the Parliament building to be a site for Economic worship.

The German Parliament

German Parliament from the front ~ Looks Gorgeous?
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German Parliament from the side
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Naina Singh Chauhan

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