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
Kurfürstendamm, Berlin
Kurfürstendamm, a wide boulevard locally also known as Ku'damm, is Berlin's most famous shopping street. The street was envisioned as a Berlin version of Paris's famous Champs-Elysees.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
The Brandenburg Gate was originally a gate in Berlin's city wall at the end of the Unter den Linden avenue. Since the fall of the Wall, Brandenburg Gate has become the symbol of a reunified Berlin.
Museum Island, Berlin
Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is home to no less than five museums, all right next to each other. The museums were built over a century, with the last one, the Pergamon Museum, opening in 1930.
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.




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