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 Europe's greatest 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 former royal 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 Frederick the Great.
Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
The Karl-Marx-Allee is a wide boulevard originally known as the Stalin-Allee. The monumental street is lined with apartment blocks in typical socialist neoclassical style.
Reichstag, Berlin
The historic Reichstag building is one of Berlin's most important landmarks. After German reunification the building was renovated. The original dome however replaced by a strikingly modern glass one. Since 1999 the building serves again as Germany's seat of Parliament.

Random Berlin Tours & Activities
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour, Berlin
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$13.42
Berlin Street Art Tour and Graffiti Workshop, Berlin
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$43.61



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