Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bellevue Presidential Palace, Berlin, Germany

Bellevue palace is the official residence of President of Germany. It is a fairly simple and straight forward building. This was built way back in 1786 and was used by various members of Royal family since then.

The term Belluvue is reportedly dervied from two french words, meaning Beautiful View. Like all other buildings in Germany, Belluvue too was heavily damaged during world wars and was restored post war.

Another point to be observed is the bare minimum security around. Not a single vehicle or security guard could be seen anywhere around. A flag (also called as standard) reportedly indicates whether the President is at home or not.

Visitors are not allowed to go inside the palace (obvious right?) but people are free to relax in the gardens in front of or nearby the building

Similar: Former parliament building, Colombo *