To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful, and to what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason. (Johann Gottfried Herder, 18th century German philosopher and poet) In 2012, the German capital recorded a staggering 700,000 people at its CSD Parade, with about 500,000 making it all the way to the end of the joyous march, which is said to have been the biggest and most well-attended pride parade of the year. Berlin´s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, among the first openly gay politicians in Germany, famous for uttering the now locally iconic phrase, ´´Ich bin schwul, und das ist auch gut so (I´m gay, and that is a good thing)´´, inaugurated the splendid march. Elaborately decorated floats carrying both muscular men in flamboyant period costumes and fabulous queens in their best lace-fronts and drag, wield rainbow flags and dance to techno music as they lead the tremendous party from the Kreuzberg District to the Pariser Platz. As the members of the LGBT community, local and from out of town, surrounded by their friends, family, and allies, grooved into the night, the Brandenburg Gate was converted to a colossal rainbow flag. Other than culture and love and equality, the Brandenburg Gate is also where the locals celebrate triumphant victories and honor their modern-day heroes, i.e. their sport stars. In mid-July of 2014, a throng of 400,000 ecstatic Germans flooded the streets (many of whom had camped out at the site overnight), starting a ´´fan mile” that originated from the fabled gate. It was here that they welcomed the FIFA World Cup champions with German flags, banners, capes, leis in black, red, and gold, and confetti poppers galore. The black Mercedes truck transporting the players, coaches, and crew members could barely move through the swarm of fans. To the locals today, the Brandenburg Gate, understandably one of the nation´s top tourist attractions, is synonymous with spectacle, felicity, and victori 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105844/bk_acx0_105844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall and its wider context in global relations with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. This title will explore the rise and fall of the Wall, the attempts to cross the Wall, the life and economy of East Germany as well as looking at the wider context of relations with an exploration of the Iron Curtain and a review of Germany since the fall of the wall focusing on the process of German Reunification. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hamish Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000100/bk_imnd_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are planning to go to Berlin for vacation or business, and you only have two or three days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place.The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into two or three days.The goal is to show you the best of the city in a short time. I know people like different things, but Berlin is such an incredible city that even in a small area you will find a variety of things that will fascinate or interest you.If you are looking for the encyclopedia of travel books, then don´t buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only! We focus on the best the city has to offer.Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... Understanding modern BerlinHow Berlin came into beingAn overview of the cityTransport and safetyMuseums and art galleriesRestaurants, bars, clubs, and nightlifeSample three day itineraryShopping in BerlinMuch, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drake W. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102844/bk_acx0_102844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Berlin er Hitlers og grusomhetens by, og her ble den kalde krigens sterkeste symbol, Berlinmuren, bygget. Men her ble også muren revet, og jernteppets fall åpnet for en ny tid, preget av optimisme og nytenking. Mer enn noen annen by symboliserer Berlin både det delte og forente Europa. Vi bærer vår smertefulle historie, men også styrken til å komme videre. Ich bin ein Berliner! Reiseskildringer beskriver steder som har og har hatt en viktig posisjon både geografisk og kulturelt sett. Gjennom en kombinasjon av historiske milepæler, morsomme og alvorlige anekdoter, viktige personligheter og bevegelser innen arkitektur, litteratur og kunst, formidles møtet mellom fortid og nåtid med stor innlevelse og kunnskap. Please note: This title is in Norwegian. 1. Norwegian. Marianne Hoff Engesland. http://samples.audible.de/bk/grig/000013/bk_grig_000013_sample.mp3.
S pomoshh´ju uvlekatel´noj audioknigi Vy perenesetes´ v stolicu Germanii i poznakomites´ s dostoprimechatel´nostjami, kotorye privlekajut turistov so vseh ugolkov sveta. Vas zhdut interesnye rasskazy ob Aleksanderplatce, muzejnom ostrove, Rejhstage, parkah, soborah i mnogom drugom, chto sostavljaet kul´turnoe nasledie Berlina. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Ivanov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000118/bk_zaot_000118_sample.mp3.
Berlin ist die Kneipe auf dem verlassenen Marktplatz eines Kaffs namens Brandenburg. Manchmal tanzen wir auf den Tischen, manchmal liegen wir darunter, jeder war schon mal mit jedem im Bett und Weihnachten ist Lokalrunde. Endlich! Nach ´´Wahnsinn in Gesellschaft´´ gibt es nun Lea Streisands zweites Solowerk mit Geschichten aus dem sogenannten Großstadtalltag. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Lea Streisand. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fine/001002/bk_fine_001002_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.