Der Berliner Dom und der Spree


As in any city with a river running through it, one of the best ways to see the main sites is by boat. There is no shortage of boat tour companies here in Berlin and scenes like this are quite common in the summer months. 

As you probably guessed, the big church in the background is the Berliner Dom. Visitors can climb to the top to get some nice views over the city (I've shown some previously here and here). To the left, construction continues on the somewhat controversial City Schloss project. A replica of the old city castle is being built here, it will house a museum and is tied to the Humboldt University.

It's the weekend again and that means time to relax! I will be in Paris next week, but I have scheduled a few posts on auto-pilot. See you soon! And don't forget to take a look at other skies on Skywatch.

22 comments:

  1. I agree with you. When in a new city, I often take a river cruise. It is often the most beautiful way to see it.

    Have fun in Paris!

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  2. If I had known about the view, I would have hustled to the top.

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  3. The Dom stands out beautifully against that blue sky.

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  4. quite a grand view! happy travels!

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  5. That looks lovely! Have a nice trip to Paris.

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  6. Awesome skywatch you make me want to pop back and visitthe city

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  7. Isn't that in front of the Museum Insel now also one gigantic construction site.

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  8. That's a wonderful, panoramic view. Great shots from the top of the church too!

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  9. I just love this City, it's magic !

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  10. that church is gorgeous...how fun to take a water tour!

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  11. Now that's what I call a fabulous summer scene, would love to take some shots from atop the cathedral.. You do realise you just made me turn green Hal, Paris for a week.. my dream :) Think of me when you're eating those fabulous pastries :)

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  12. That's quite a dome to it also.

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  13. Lovely scene. I took a boat ride like this in Paris (I'm envying your trip!). We took it at night thinking the lights would be pretty but later decided we'd have preferred the daytime views. (I'll be travelling, too. See you when I get back!)

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  14. Ach Mann, jetzt habe ich so 'ne Lust auf Berlin (und den Lustgarten, lol!)

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  15. Great shot...I liked the basement with all the sarcophagus of the former kings and dukes and what have you. So sad to see so many children who passed away so very young.
    The boat tour is fun and well worth doing. Did it and loved it.
    Have a wonderful time in Paris with hopefully wonderful sunshine.

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  16. Love the old building. I would be climbing to the top to see the view.

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  17. Eine schöne Ansicht vom Dom! So eine Boottour hat schon was und bringt vor allem eine andere Perspektive auf die Dinge!
    Schönen Sonntag noch! :)

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