Berlin, Germany - 1895 - Berlin
Berlin, a city, capital of Prussia, and of the empire of Germany, 156 miles E.S.E, of Hamburg, 100 miles N. of Dresden, and about 700 miles N.E. of Paris. Lat. 52° 45' 16" N., lon. 13° 23'53" E.; elevation above the sea, 115 feet; mean temperature of the year, 48°.2; summer, 64°.5; winter, 31°.4 Fahrenheit. Berlin is by far the largest town in Germany, and for the beauty and size of its buildings, the regularity of its streets, the importance of its institutions of science and art, and its activity, industry, and trade, is one of the finest cities in Europe. It is built on a sandy plain on both banks of the Spree. The city was formerly walled, and entered by gates, one of which, the Brandenburg gate on its W., is in the style of the Parthenon, surmounted by an image of victory, in a car drawn by 4 horses, taken to Paris by Napoleon I., and brought back after his defeat by the Prussians...
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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