This is ONE of my most beloved places in Berlin: the Bode-Museum in Berlin-Mitte
. It is part of the ensemble of other museums on the museum-island, the ensemble is a UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage.
I go there as often as possible - the flair is Parisienne - many planes soften the light, the river so lovely (sorry, the photos here I took on a rainy day).
It was built between 1889 - 1904, style new-baroque, and the dome is 39,5 m high. You might have heard about the Bode-Museum when in 2017 the 100 kg gold Big-Maple-Leaf coin was stolen (two suspects of a Berlin Clan-family were Ahmed and Wissam Remmo, they got nabbed, and Ahmed is now suspected to have robbed the valuable Dresdener Green Vault too, while out of prison during appeal).
But I do not want to give you history-lessons - I just want to walk with you around on the beautiful museums-island:
In the background you see the Fernsehturm at the Alexander-Platz, and yes: the underground seems to go through the museum... :-)
(The Neue Synagoge in Berlin, built in 1866. Sorry, a mistake, look at Hels comment please)
The Alte National Galerie (built 1862 - 1876, style Neo-Klassizismus and Neo-Renaissance (inside utterly old beautiful sculptures and paintings!)
in summer you can sit between the colonnades and listen to concerts or lectures, drinking a Gin Tomic and watch boats on the Spree
The equestrian statue of Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm IV
, who draw the first sketches for the building of the Alte Nationalgalerie.
The Fernsehturm again - built by the GDR in 1965 - 1969 is with 368m the highest building in Germany (with a revolving restaurant in the "ball" - malicious tongues say that it turns quicker now since West and East Berlin is reunited, capitalists know how to increase profit :-)
Here a glimpse into the Alte Museum (as everywhere you have to book "time frames" in Covid-time)
I collect Pegasus with my camera:
The Pergamon-Museum (with the famous Pergamon altar), the James Simon Gallery is the new entrance building)
and a lovely sight when you leave the Museumsinsel.
I know that I only gave you a few superficial labels - you can read tons of books if you are interested - but my intent is to show you why I enjoy living in Berlin so much - and on other walks you will see how different the neighbourhood (in Berlin you call that Kiez) is - it's unbelievable, really.