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.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
The Pergamon is the most famous of the five museums on Berlin's Museum Island. It boasts a Babylonian gate and the enormous Pergamon Altar among many other attractions.
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.
Unter den Linden, Berlin
This prestigious wide boulevard connects Berlin's Palace Bridge at the Museum Island with the Brandenburger Gate. The street is lined with impressive historical buildings.




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