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
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
This Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust is an undulating forest of 2711 slabs of concrete, each of a different size. It was dedicated 60 years after the fall of the Nazi regime.
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.
Potsdam, Berlin
The capital of Brandenburg, just an S-Bahn ride from Berlin, is a popular day trip destination. The city boasts many historic buildings, including the sumptuous Sanssouci Palace.
Alexanderplatz, Berlin
The Alexanderplatz, a famous square in Berlin's central district Mitte was used as a podium for the GDR's architectural ambitions. The 1197ft/365m tall Fernsehturm is one of the results.

Random Berlin Tours & Activities
Berlin Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree, Berlin
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$27.69
Friedrichstadt-Palast Show in Berlin, Berlin
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$86.87
East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$15.46



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