The Seelow Heights Memorial is a solemn tribute to the ferocious Battle of Berlin during the Second World War, where more than one million men clashed at the opening phase. Perched some 90 kilometers east of the city, this historic site played a pivotal role in shaping the war’s course. As the Soviet forces clashed with the Nazi defenders, the Seelow Heights became a formidable obstacle.Read More »Exploring the Seelow Heights Memorial: The Battle for the ‘Gates of Berlin’
In the aftermath of 1945, Berlin was left in ruins, bearing witness to the devastating impact of World War II. Even today, the city still bears the scars and bullet holes that serve as poignant reminders of that tumultuous period.
Read More »Echoes of History: Discovering WWII Battle Damage in Berlin
Discover the National Socialism Documentation Center in Köln, Germany. As the largest regional memorial site dedicated to the victims of the Nazi regime, it offers a remarkable journey through Cologne’s history during the Nazi era. You will immerse yourself in its exhibitions, witness the preserved Gestapo prison, and gain invaluable insights into this significant European history chapter.
The Berlin Wall symbolized the Cold War and split the city into East and West for nearly three decades. Today, it stands as a powerful reminder of the tumultuous past and is a popular destination spot for Berlin tourists.
Read More »Everything You Need to Know about the Berlin Wall
Berlin is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural diversity. But one design that often goes overlooked is the street lighting created by Albert Speer, Hitler’s favorite architect. If you want to experience some of the city’s lesser-known design pieces, you will be aware of the Albert Speer street lights.Read More »Albert Speer Street Lights Still Stand in Berlin
This was true today as it was during the Second World War: food supplies are crucial to every war and every invasion. Someone has to take care of it, and during the occupation of Copenhagen, the German Wehrmacht was put in charge of it. Today we can see some small etched remains over eighty years old.
The Unholy relics of Nazi Germany is a half-hour documentary from the BBC. In the show, Jonathan Meades presents the role of urban planning and architecture in establishing the Nazi regime in Germany and how it helped perpetuate its hateful ideology.
Read More »Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany with Jonathan Meades
Flugplatz Johannisthal was one of Germany’s first commercial airfields when it opened to the public in September 1909. It is known to some as the birthplace of heavier-than-air flight in Germany since this is where airplanes were first used.
Before it became the Lager Koralle Bunker Complex, the goal was to build a naval academy in the outskirts of Berlin. But, after some test radio transmission, the Navy decided to change its plans and create what we would call the German Command of the Navy.
Read More »Exploring the Abandoned Lager Koralle