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
Monument to Soviet Soldiers, Berlin
This large monument in Berlin's Tiergarten park commemorates the Red Army soldiers who died during the battle for Berlin in WWII. It was erected just a few months after the capture of Berlin in 1945.
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Gendarmenmarkt is bordered by three magnificent buildings: the Konzerthaus (concert hall), Französischer Dom (French cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German cathedral).
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.
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.




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