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 Europe's greatest cities: lively, dynamic and inviting.
Random Berlin Highlights
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.
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.
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.
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
East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$13.42
Berlin Bike Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$29.07



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