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
Museum Island, Berlin
Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is home to no less than five major museums, all clustered together. The museums were built over the span of a century, with the last one, the Pergamon Museum, opening in 1930.
Soviet War Memorial, Berlin
A huge memorial in Treptower Park commemorates the Soviet soldiers who died in the Second World War. The centerpiece of the memorial, which was completed in 1949, is a colossal statue of a Soviet soldier.
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.
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.




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