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Ever 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.
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The statue of Frederick the Great was completed in 1851, twenty years after sculptor Christian Daniel Rausch started with the design of this monument. It is decorated with sculptures of generals and contemporary leading figures.
Most of the Berlin wall has been demolished since the border between East and West Berlin opened in 1989. The more than 1km long East Side Gallery is the most important part still standing.
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.
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