Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
City: 3 431 675 (2008)
Metro: 5 025 272 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeEver since the creation of a unified Germany in 1871, the nation's tumultuous history has had a profound impact on the history of its capital Berlin.
Many historic neighborhoods and monuments were destroyed during the Second World War, but since the reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, historic areas like Potsdamer Platz and Pariser Platz have been completely revamped. Nowadays, Berlin is once again one of Europe's greatest cities: lively, dynamic and inviting.
Random Berlin Highlights
Museum Island, Berlin
Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is home to no less than five major museums, all clustered together. The museums were built over the span of a century, with the last one, the Pergamon Museum, opening in 1930.
Fernsehturm, Berlin
The Berliner Fernsehturm is a 368 meter tall television tower located in the center of Berlin. From a viewing platform in the tower's metallic sphere you have a wide view over the whole city.
Palace Bridge, Berlin
The Schloßbrücke or Palace Bridge connected Unter den Linden with Berlin's palace. The bridge is adorned with eight statues depicting a heroic warrior's life, from his early youth to his death.
Berlin Cathedral, Berlin
The Berliner Dom is the main cathedral of Berlin. It was built between built between 1894 and 1905 on an island in the river Spree that is today known as Museum Island. Severely damaged during the war, it reopened in 1993.

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