Berlin street photos – a selection of photographs

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

I loved visiting Berlin last year, and have already posted up a series of photos from my travels around the city. Here’s my final set of shots from this fantastic city…

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

A dog gives me a suspicious look at Neukolln metro station.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Checkpoint Charlie in full tourist attracting mode.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

A tourist-luring table full Cold War themed trinkets.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Big balloons.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Photo by the fountain.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin TV tower. Designed to reflect the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system in the late 60s, the tower was brought into use in October 1969.

More than a million people visit the TV tower per year.  []

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Close to the tower there’s a series of mini trampolines embedded in the pavement.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Most passers by find them irresistible.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin red brick architecture against darkening sky.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Known as stolperstein (stumbling block), these monuments created by Gunter Demnig can be seen on pavements all around Berlin, and each one commemorates a victim of the Holocaust.

They commemorate individuals – both those who died and survivors – of Nazi prisons, euthanasia facilities, sterilization clinics, concentration camps, and extermination camps, as well as those who responded to persecution by emigrating or committing suicide.

Although most stolpersteine commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust, others have been placed for Sinti and Romani people, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, black people, Christians (both Protestants and Catholics) opposed to the Nazis, members of the Communist Party and the Resistance, military deserters, and the physically and mentally disabled. []

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

White hat, white cloud, dark sky.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Seaplane and pedalo. A possibly dangerous combination.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin rain.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

The iconic double decker Oberbaumbrücke bridge once formed a border crossing between West and East Berlin. []

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

The 100-foot Molecule Man sculpture  on the Spree River in Berlin.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Some adventurous architecture.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Jaunty subway seat cover.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Animated U-Bahn scene.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Curious piece of machinery.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin Wall memorial.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Posing for a picture next to a remnant of the Wall.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

More tourist tack.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Coffee bar.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

A chocolatier makes an enormous chocolate footballer.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Civic architecture.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Trabant car, an icon of the former East Germany.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Cafe scene.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Taking a photograph.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

River scene.

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Berlin street photos - a selection of photographs taken around Berlin,  Germany

Children on a trip near Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

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