SPOTS OF THE WEEK: Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco Do Germany

In the new movie, Unfinished Business, Vince Vaughn and his cohorts travel to Berlin, Germany in attempts to close a major deal. As you might suspect, things go awry. But no matter. Because between meetings, the group manages to have some fun and see some sights. Specifically, these sights.

Tiergarten_Berlin_Germany Unfinished Business

Berlin Victory Column

This 67-meter tall landmark was built in 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian war. It anchors a massive, multi-lane roundabout complete with plenty of green space. The monument features a red granite base and stone column, atop of which is perched a bronze sculpture of Victoria, the goddess of victory. She weighs 35 tons, but you didn’t hear that from us.

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Bradenberg Gate

This historic landmark was designed and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791, and it currently stands on the site of the old city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel. It was badly damaged in WWII and tucked behind the Berlin Wall after that, but today the gate is a symbol of unity and a major tourist attraction. And not just because Vince Vaughn walked by it.

Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin

Located in Gendarmenmarkt Square, the historic arts building was built between 1818 and 1821 and originally used as a theatre. Its purpose changed to that of a concert hall after WWII, and today it continues to house the German orchestra. You’ve heard of Beethoven? Well, he never played there.

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Bode Museum

Dating back to 1904, the Bode Museum displays Gothic and Byzantine art as well as sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. So you can add this one to your to-do list, right after “bratwursts and beers.”

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Fernsehturm Berlin

At 368 meters, this is the tallest tower in Germany and the fourth tallest freestanding structure in Europe. The visitor platform offers a panoramic view of the city, with sightlines reaching 26 miles on clear days. And if you’re eating at the tower’s restaurant, the Telecafé, the space rotates once every 30 minutes. So you can see the whole city without having to do any pesky moving around.

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