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Berlin, Germany


Berlin, Germany
GDP is $42,793; Starting my beautiful trip through Berlin I stopped to visit the Berliner Dom. The first church was built in 1465. The first church served as a court church for the Hohenzollern family. It was later replaced by a cathedral built between the years of 1745 and 1747. And in the 1800’s the building was remodeled into a classicist building from 1816 to 1822. In 1894 the building was demolished by the order of Emperor Wilhelm II and was replaced by the current cathedral, it was a protestant counterweight to the catholic St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Construction of the Cathedral took place between 1894 and 1905. During World War 2 the cathedral was hit by a fire bomb, a lot of the building was severely damaged. In 1975 the reconstruction began on the building, and the restoration of the interior begun in 1984 and in 1993 the church reopened. My second stop in Germany was in the city of Munich. While there I visited Feldherrnhalle. It was built between 1841 and 1844. Friedrich von Gärtner built the Feldherrnhalle. The Feldherrnhalle was a symbol of the honours of the Bavarian Army. On November 9th, 1923, at Feldherrnhalle there was problem between the Bavarian State Police and an illegally organized march by the followers of Adolf Hitler, when the followers were told to stop they did not listen. At this point the police felt threatened and had opened fire on the marchers. In total four policemen and sixteen marchers had been killed. As a result of this Hitler had been sentenced to prison. This was an effort to take over the Bavarian State by the Nazis.

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