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Modern Architecture in Berlin

By Ana Torres |

Lines represent lightness and they are also symbols of modern architecture. Find great modern sites in Berlin.


Whenever we visit a new city, the first thing that catches our eye is its architecture. In fact, it’s common that when we share the memories of our trips with others, the first thing that comes to our mind is what each place looked like; for example, the bridges on the Tevere in Rome, the art nouveau decorations in Paris or the landscapes of Lisbon that serve as a window to the sea. Today we want to invite you to visit a European capital full of sophisticated buildings, whose modernity is reflected in its linear forms.


During the second half of the twentieth century, Germany was a pioneer in new architectonic models introducing the vanguards in its urban centers. Its capital is nowadays a common destination when talking about modern architecture. Therefore, DINKtravelers wants to offer you some tips to help you identify this style’s characteristics as well as point out some sites you can visit to make the most of the fisheye lens of your camera.

The architectonic modernity in Berlin is the result of applying new technologies such as crystal elevators, escalators and piping that are left in plain view. This is added to innovative uses of color as well as some traditional elements like capitals, cornices and colonnades that highlight the idea of architecture being not only functional but also a work of art.


A fine example of this is the Tiergarten, the city’s central park that also harbors historic monuments like the Victory Column and that serves as an example of elegance thanks to its balanced distribution around a central bandstand.


For those who prefer vintage, the Tachelles Gallery of Berlin is a modern art center that despite having been founded in an old building, it has become a landmark of internationally acclaimed art galleries thanks to the street art that decorates it. Standing in the center of the gallery’s garden, you can take great pictures of the whole complex. Finally, the Potsdamerplatz is, without doubt, a favorite among techies. Located in the heart of the city, this plaza harbors uncountable technology stores, including the Sony Center. At night, the lighting is breathtaking.


The city of Munich is also beautiful thanks to the famous Olympiapark, built by Günter Behnisch (1922-2010) for the 1972 Olympic games. Apart from being a highly cherished green area in the city, the facilities include walking trails and stages for rock concerts. From top of the Olympiaturm overlook, you can enjoy great panoramic views of the varied architectonic lines that conform the balanced urban composition of the city.