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
Tiergarten, Berlin
Berlin's largest park was originally a royal hunting ground. Today it an expansive park in the center of Berlin with more than 23km (14 miles) of pathways and dotted with sculptures and monuments.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
The Pergamon is the most famous of the five museums on Berlin's Museum Island. It boasts a Babylonian gate and the enormous Pergamon Altar among many other attractions.
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.
Reichstag, Berlin
The historic Reichstag building is one of Berlin's most important landmarks. After German reunification the building was renovated. The original dome however replaced by a strikingly modern glass one. Since 1999 the building serves again as Germany's seat of Parliament.

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