Coffer Of Antique Architectures: Berlin – Part II

Amazing Europe | | October 9, 2009 at 1:14 am


Enriched with striking attraction ranging from grandeur architecture, rich history, animals and much more exotica, this destination is a cool place to hang out in. If you are on a lookout for thrills and exploring the locations, then land here, this idyllic destination possesses something for everyone.

Tourist attractions

Kunstbibliothek, Berlin Art Library:

Instituted in 1867, Berlin Art Library was created out of Craft Museum of the Berlin’s Craft Workers Union. This legendary library is enriched with ancient remains which are esteemed to be of high-value. Today, with its varied museums of architecture and fashion and graphic designs, it is one of the State Museums of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

It possesses an art library that is huddled with huge volumes of antiquity which figures to almost 1,80,000; a costume library with its own reading room which arrays dress and costumes in 18,000 volumes and 65,000 prints; a display cabinet for applied arts with compilation of architectural materials from Gothic to contemporary- 100 models of buildings, 25,000 sketches; 40,000 prints and engravings; collections of commercial art with 48,000 posters and about 10,000 prints; the Grisebach Collection of 2000 volumes and 5000 individual sheets on European books and Calligraphy dating from 15th to the 18th century and a collection of illustrated magazines and newspapers from the 19th and 20th century.

Entrée to the preserved compilations of architectural drawings, commercial art and posters is permitted only before a prior arrangement for it. The neighboring picture archives contains a collection of 2,50,000 photos which mainly architectural and more than 25,000 slides. The new museum building construction is going on, and as soon as it finishes, the library will be shifted there.

berlin art Library
Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic Hall:

Past many years, Berlin obtained an admirable concert hall and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra got a permanent house. This is because, the Old Philharmonic Hall got destructed and after that the orchestra had to sojourn in the Academy of Music quarters. However, the accommodation amenities facilitated to them there, proved insufficient in fulfilling their needs.

Later, the New Philharmonic Hall was constructed in between 1960 to 1963 by Hans Scharoun on the rim of Tiergarten. The architectural building is a splendid asymmetrical creation that crowns a tent like concrete roof. Its exterior architectural design clearly reflects the interior architectural and functional designs. This distinct architectural design was named after ‘Karajan Circus,’ the former performer of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Berlin Philharmonic Hall
Berlin Wall:

This massive wall hails from a rich historical background, which actually lead to its construction. The story dates back to 1961 where, in order to deadlock the inundation of refugees seeking shelter from GDR in the terrain of then undivided Berlin, on 12th August 1961, divisions of People’s Police, Workers’ Militia Groups, and the National People’s Army of the GDR locked the Eastern side of the city and the borderline midst West Berlin and GDR. For this, they raised up street barriers and acerbic fences.

Today, however the numbers of check-points have been massively brushed down from a large number of 81 to just 7. Apart from that the trams and underground security services have been totally brought to an end, so to balance them, followed the erection of a large concrete wall and border barrier. Now, this large wall was officially decreed as ‘Protective Wall against Fascism.’

Berlin’s Exhibition:

This is a legendary exhibition which manifests the flashback of the rich historical background right from the early 13th century to till date. It is an antique array of the ancient remains and the popular one amidst them is the history of the massive ‘Berlin Wall’ and an authentic nuclear bomb shelter which dates back to the 1970’s.

Berlin Wall MuseumBerlin Wall Museum:

This museum displays a permanent exhibition as well the temporary art forms that pertain to the Berlin Wall. If you are going for getting a deep insight in the permanent exhibit known as “The Wall from 1961 to Today,” then take a guided tour, it is available in English language.

The Concert Hall is rendered a pentagonal shape, which facilitates for a central stage and has a capacity of 2000 seating which is terraced above it. Initially, this unconventional designed was seen with rose eyebrows as at that era, the audiences were not used to look the backs of orchestra, however today the times have changed and people are accustomed to this extensively because of the reverberating sound effects that echo in nook and corner of the hall. The concert hall’s corridors are linked to a sequence of foyers.

Coffer Of Antique Architectures: Berlin – Part I

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