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
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.
Bebelplatz, Berlin
Bebelplatz is a historic square surrounded by magnificent buildings such as St. Hedwig's Cathedral and the State Opera House. The square is however best known for the infamous book burning in 1933.
Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Alexanderplatz is a large square in Berlin's central district Mitte that was used as a podium for the architectural ambitions of East-Germay's Socialist government. The 1197ft/365m tall Fernsehturm is one of the results.
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.

Random Berlin Tours & Activities
Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 48 hours
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