Lessons in magnificence: Berlin's historic schools
Getting an education in a building resembling a miniature palace might not make classes any easier, but one thing's for sure: Berlin's historic schools are a sight to behold.
Many of these early 20th century buildings escaped World War II completely unscathed, and today provide a fascinating insight into the city's former opulence.
Ready to be impressed? Check out Berlin's least obvious architectural highlights for a lesson in Gründerzeit style.
Carl von Ossietzky Secondary School, Pankow
(Note: for obvious reasons we don't recommend entering the schools without permission, but many of the interiors can be viewed during special open days).