berlin
Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
Population
City: 3 431 675 (2008)
Metro: 5 025 272 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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Berlin
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 the greatest European cities: lively, dynamic and inviting.
Random Berlin Highlights
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the Gendarmenmarkt is bordered by three magnificent buildings: the Konzerthaus, Französischer Dom and Deutscher Dom.
Sanssouci, Potsdam, Berlin
This large park in Potsdam - about 24km from Berlin - contains the large baroque Neues Palace and the beautiful rococo style Sanssouci Palace, a summer palace built in 1747 for the Friedrich the Great.
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Once the busiest crossing in Europe, the Potsdamer Platz was completely destroyed after the war. In 1998 the new Potsdamer Platz, full of modern buildings, officially opened.
Zoo, Berlin
The Berlin zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world. It boasts some 1400 different species including pandas, gorillas, wolves, polar bears and elephants and many more exotic animals.




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