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)
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
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.
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.
Sanssouci, Potsdam, Berlin
This former royal 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 Frederick the Great.
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin
One of three checkpoints at the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie was the site of a standoff between American and Russian tanks in 1961. It became one of the most famous symbols of the Cold War Era.




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