erlin and its landmarks in your pocket with Monument Tracker
Entertaining app to discover the historical treasures of Berlin with : Treasure hunt (not only for kids!), augmented reality, itineraries, personalization with your own pictures, comics, revealing vanished monuments, postcard from virtual to real, push.
This new App will amuse you and your kids while you run around the city challenging your cultural knowledge.
“My kids loved it, they actually made me discover the city” P.L.
“I hate kids, I became one” X.H.
“Functions for everyone inside, culture becomes a game” C.B.
“Well done, exhaustive and pertinent” S.B.
“Never imagined I could learn so easily” F.T.
“When a site fascinates me now I know why and more “M.C.
“I am a Fan, I collect them all trip after trip” V.T.
European Laureate for creative and innovative in Heritage enhancement, there is nothing more exhaustive than Monument Tracker ( 600 000 users).
Engaged in Monuments conservation – crowdfunding for Pantheon and Mont Saint Michel in partnership with “Centre des Monuments Nationaux”
Real Plus :
– offline version to avoid roaming
– own pictures brought in the app as emotions collector
– comics animations
– geolocation and push : no search, monuments reveal their history when you walk by
– easy and intuitive use
– all monuments and sites explained
– quiz to challenge your culture
– themed itineraries
– showing how ruins or vanished monuments were
– augmented reality
– usefull agenda for events and shows
using GPS (not internet)
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Top 10 Berlin monuments
The Monument Tracker team selected a list of monuments available in the application Monument Tracker Berlin.
It was first called “Ochsenplatz” (instead ox) because there was selling beef and other animals. Then in 1805, it was called Alexander Platz due to the visit of Tsar Alexander I of Russia. She had at that time a beautiful colonnade Karl von Gontard, which was moved later because of the growing traffic instead. Soon there was a covered market, residential houses, shops, a first metro line station; instead became the early twentieth century. a central node to train, metro and tram. In 1929 were built two office buildings that still exist: Alexanderhaus and Berolinahaus. The author Alfred Döblin was able to capture the whole atmosphere of the place in his novel “Berlin Alexanderplatz”. After the destruction of the war, new projects are underway for the restructuring of this site.
A baroque church, simple enough, was built between 1747 and 1750 from designs by Johann Boumann, where there was a Dominican church. It contained a chapel mausoleum of Hohenzollern. William II wanted a Lutheran cathedral that contribute to the size of Berlin. Julius Raschdorff built it in style, neo-Renaissance mixing and Neo-Baroque between 1894 and 1905. The cathedral is actually composed of three churches: the central church is devoted to preaching, the second and last baptisms at weddings. The exterior of the cathedral, part of which was destroyed by bombing, was much more graceful than the present cathedral, whose domes were rebuilt in an elementary way: you have to see the time of prints to judge the difference. The interior is beautifully decorated with mosaics Woldemar Friedrich and stained glass of Anton von Werner, which tell the life of Jesus. The crypt contains a hundred beautiful tombs of Hohenzollern.
Fernsehturm (TV tower)
This 368m high tower was erected between 1965 and 1969; its height was to symbolize the superiority of the socialist state. It allows the transmission of several television and radio programs. The big ball that makes one complete revolution in about half an hour makes when one is sitting in the cafe and in good weather, to have a complete view of the city. This panorama is also visible from the platform beneath coffee. Double external platform allows the ball to find refuge in case of fire in the ball. It seems that the socialist government was infuriated by the cross-shaped reflection on the ball: this has been derisively called “the revenge of the Pope!”
This beautiful neo-baroque building was built by Ernst von Ihne between 1897 and 1904 and dedicated to Wilhelm von Bode, who was director of the museums of the island. The museum was masterfully restored from 2001 to 2006 and again presents its beautiful collections. The Tiepolo room is one of the sensations: Bode bought all the paintings that the artist had created for parts of a palace in Italy and made reconstruct the pieces in the museum. There is a beautiful collection of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century., French, Dutch and Spanish, but mostly German and Italian. There including terracotta by Luca della Robbia, sculptures by Donatello, Da Mino da Fiesole and Settignano, and Gothic sculptures (Tilman Riemenschneider, Hans Leinberger) and Renaissance and Baroque styles (Ignaz Günther, Anton Feuchtmaier). The museum of Byzantine art expresses the scope, richness and diversity of this art.
It was built on the model of the Propylaea Acropolis of Athens by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791 for the Prussian King Frederick William II. From 1734 there was erected a customs Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate in formed completion. The central passage, wider, was provided for the passage of the king’s carriage, the two neighboring crossings the other coaches and the last two for pedestrians. The door was flanked by two guard posts that also harbored customs that received fees for entry merchants in the city. Later, the customs wall was destroyed and only the Brandenburg Gate remained. Walls built between the Doric columns are not common; they are covered with bas-reliefs depicting among others the labors of Hercules. The statues of Mars and Venus located in the guardhouse and the chariot of the door top are the great sculptor Johann Gottfried von Schadow. The Quadriga was taken to Paris by Napoleon in 1806 and returned to Berlin in 1814 after his defeat.
The palace that houses it was originally built in 1753 for Henry, Frederick’s brother. The University of Berlin was founded in 1810 under the initiative of Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), politician who held important government posts; she settled in the palace, which was enlarged several times. The two sculptures of the entrance, made by Paul Otto in 1883, representing Wilhelm von Humboldt and his brother Alexander, the great explorer and scientific value in the field of meteorology, natural sciences, oceanography and agriculture . The Faculty of Science has developed particularly with a focus on the search …
This parliament was built from 1884 to 1894 on the plans of Paul Wallot in the style of historicism, a blend of arts of the past, here Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque. The steel and glass dome, however, was a novelty at the time. The main hall was destroyed by fire in 1933; it allowed Hitler to blame the communists and chase them. The Reichstag was restored for the first time between 1961 and 1973 by Paul Baumgarten, but without the dome. It was rebuilt in 1999 by Norman Foster, whose original contribution is that beautiful dome ellipsoid shape that replaces the original dome; can be accessed for free and see and very modern inside the parliament and have a splendid view of the surroundings.
After the first building destroyed because it did not allow to properly expose the works and also because it threatened to collapse, the current museum was built between 1910 and 1930 by Alfred and Ludwig Hoffmann Messels. The exhibits come from excavations of German archaeologists. The four elements are sensational Altar of Pergamon, the Gate of Miletus market, the Ishtar Gate and the facade of the palace Mschatta: No other museum exhibits as big sets. There are more rooms devoted to Roman and Greek construction techniques, a beautiful museum of Islam and collections of Sumerian remains, Babylonian and Assyrian. It is a museum in Berlin simply must be seen.
It was built from 1695 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, wife of Elector Frederick III. It was built on the plans of the architect Arnold Nering but died soon after and was replaced by Martin Grünberg. From 1701 to 1713, von Göthe Eosander enlarged the palace of a wing to house the orangery, and endowed with a dome. From 1740 to 1746, Frederick II lived this palace which reminded him of his grandmother who loved him as the arts; he added another wing and a personal flat in terms of Wenceslas von Knobelsdorff. The interior, which has suffered greatly in the war, has been completely restored and has regained its former glory. You must see the “Porzellankabinett” walls completely covered in Asian porcelain, the chapel, the golden gallery, former ballroom in the purest rococo style, and the new wing with its original furniture.
The headquarters of the gendarmerie regiment was already in this place when Frederick I decided in 1680 to create a market place for fruits and vegetables and a set of buildings enabling a beautiful place. It is framed by the “Deutscher Dom” with its museum of German democracy and the “French Cathedral, Berlin” with its museum of the Huguenots; between the two churches is the “Schauspielhaus” in front of which stands the statue of Schiller. These old buildings restored back walls contrast with the ultra-modern buildings Friedrichstrasse: Galeries Lafayette, District 205 and District 206.
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