If you ever have the opportunity to walk from the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate and then along Unter den Linden, you can experience a potted version of our history. This historic ensemble – Pariser Platz, Humboldt University, the State Opera, Schinkel's Alter Wache, the Zeughaus (home to the German History Museum), museum island and Berlin cathedral – is a model of German Enlightenment and Humanism. Instead of a castle to complete the overall historical impression, there is only a large empty square behind the Schlossbrücke. The castle is not only aesthetically missing from the overall urban picture but also from the overall historical impression.
Since 2007, FRANKONIA has supported the redevelopment of Berlin Castle by regularly donating to the charity Förderverein Berliner Schloss e.V. Further information on the initiative, as well as donation details, is available here: