In many ways, the Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars is a lovely encapsulation of modern German contradiction.
On the one hand, the towering Neo-Gothic spire memorializes German military prowess, which sounds very unusual to the modern ear. And yet on the other, it serves as a lovely community hub, with a nearby cafe and wonderful scenic views of the surrounding Kreuzberg neighborhood. In sum: It’s Berlin, to a T.
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