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
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
This Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust is an undulating forest of 2711 slabs of concrete, each of a different size. It was dedicated 60 years after the fall of the Nazi regime.
Fernsehturm, Berlin
The Berliner Fernsehturm is a 368 meter tall television tower located in the center of Berlin. From a viewing platform in the tower's metallic sphere you have a wide view over the whole city.
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Once the busiest crossing in Europe, the Potsdamer Platz was completely destroyed after the war. In 1998 the new Potsdamer Platz, full of modern buildings, officially opened.
Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, Berlin
The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, a partially destroyed nineteenth-century church, is a constant reminder of the ravages of war. In the 1960s a modern church was built next to the damaged church tower.




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