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
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.
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the Gendarmenmarkt is bordered by three magnificent buildings: the Konzerthaus, Französischer Dom and Deutscher Dom.
Nikolaiviertel, Berlin
Nikolaiviertel is a historic district in Berlin popular with tourists thanks to its recreated historic houses and pestrianized streets. At its center is the Nikolaikirche, Berlin's oldest church.
Berliner Dom, Berlin
The Berliner Dom is a baroque Cathedral built between 1894 and 1905. It is located on an island in the river Spree, known as Museum Island. Severely damaged during the war, it reopened in 1993.




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