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
Statue of Frederick the Great, Berlin
The statue of Frederick the Great was completed in 1851, 20 years after sculptor Christian Daniel Rausch started with the design of this monument. It is decorated with sculptures of generals and contemporary leading figures.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
The Pergamon is one of 5 museums on Berlin's Museum Island. It boasts a Babylonian gate and the enormous Pergamon Altar among many other attractions.
Hackesche Höfe, Berlin
Once ubiquitous in Berlin, courtyards such as the Hackesche Höfe are now a rarity. The elaborate jugendstil decorations make this series of courtyards a popular attraction.
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.

Random Berlin Tours & Activities
Final Days of World War 2 Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$16.37
Friedrichstadt-Palast Show in Berlin, Berlin
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$128.06



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