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
Siegessäule, Berlin
The Siegessäule is a 69 meter tall victory column in Tiergarten, a large park in the center of Berlin. On top of the column is a gilded statue of the Goddess of Victory, known as “Golden Else”.
Sanssouci, Potsdam, Berlin
This large 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 the Friedrich 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.
Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, Berlin
The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-kirche, a partially destroyed 19th century church is a constant reminder of the ravages of war. A 1960s modern church was built next to the destroyed tower.

Random Berlin Tours & Activities
Skip the Line: Dinner atop the Berlin TV Tower , Berlin
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$121.25
Potsdam Day Bike Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
From USD
$51.88
Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Berlin
  • Duration: Ticket valid for 1 day from time of first use
From USD
$21.15
West Berlin Hidden Sites Walking Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$16.92



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