berlin
Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
Population
City: 3 421 829 (2014)
Metro: 5 005 216 (2014)
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
Berlin Wall, Berlin
Most of the Berlin wall has been demolished since the border between East and West Berlin opened in 1989. The more than 1km long East Side Gallery is the most important part still standing.
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.
Tiergarten, Berlin
Berlin's largest park was originally a royal hunting ground. Today it an expansive park in the center of Berlin with more than 23km (14 miles) of pathways and dotted with sculptures and monuments.




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