In October 2019, WartimeNI returned to Germany's capital city Berlin to enjoy the Festival of Lights. There is much to explore in Berlin for those with an interest in the Second World War. We visited a few sites.
At 0720hrs on Thursday 10th October 2019, we departed from the former RAF Aldergrove, Co. Antrim. This is now Belfast International Airport. Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport was the destination before our travels around the historic and cultural city could begin.
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, Berlin, Germany
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus in Berlin is often known as the Air Ministry Building. This imposing example of Nazi-era architecture still stands on Wilhelmstrasse.
Lustgarten, Berlin, Germany
The Lustgarten is a neoclassical public park on Berlin's Museum Island. Over the years, it has seen many uses from a royal garden to a Nazi parade ground.
Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
The Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany is a renowned exhibition space. During the Second World War, it was a museum of prehistory and fine Asian arts.
Memorial to Persecuted Homosexuals, Berlin, Germany
The Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism stands on Ebertstrasse, on the edge of the Tiergarten, Berlin near to the famous Holocaust Memorial.
Soviet War Memorial, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
The Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Tiergarten in the centre of the city is one of many poignant reminders of the sacrifices made during World War Two.
Topography of Terror, Berlin, Germany
Berlin's Topography of Terror exhibition stands where the headquarters of the Gestapo, high command of the SS and Reich Security Main Office once stood.