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  2. Berlin, capital and chief urban centre of Germany. The city lies at the heart of the North German Plain, athwart an east-west commercial and geographic axis that helped make it the capital of the kingdom of Prussia and then, from 1871, of a unified Germany. Berlin’s former glory ended in 1945, but the city survived the destruction of World War II.

  3. Berlin has been the stage for a lot of world history and not just the fall of the Berlin Wall. You can still discover the traces of history in countless places around the capital. You can also explore traces of history in the modernist housing estates , which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  4. Berlin - Official Website of the City of Berlin, Capital of GermanyBerlin.de Politics & Administration Events & Culture Tourism & Travel Business & Economy Shopping BerlinFinder Startseite English Electric Scooters, Bicycle & Car Sharing Berlin has a number of transport options that will let you navigate the city with ease. more © dpa

  5. Berlin - Wikipedia

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    Berlin became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years. Since 1618, the Margraviate of Brandenburg had been in personal union with the Duchy of Prussia. In 1701, the dual state formed the Kingdom of Prussia, as Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg, crowned himself as king Frederick I in Prussia.

  6. From its fashion to its architecture to its political history, Berlin has always been edgy. The Berlin Wall is a sobering reminder of the hyper-charged postwar atmosphere, and yet the graffiti art that now covers its remnants has become symbolic of social progress. Check out the Weltzeituhr (world time) Clock, topped by a model of the solar system, then turn back time by dining at the historic Zur Letzten Instanz, a 16th century restaurant that was frequented by Napoleon and Beethoven.

  7. 17 Best Things to Do in Berlin | U.S. News Travel

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    17 Best Things To Do in Berlin Updated January 21, 2022 Berlin's history of battling ideologies makes for some of the most fascinating sightseeing in Europe. Explore the remnants of the...

  8. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Berlin - 2023 (with Photos) - ...

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    Things to Do in Berlin, Germany - Berlin Attractions Things to Do in Berlin Popular things to do Walking Tours Half-day Tours Specialty Museums Historical Tours Mountain Bike Tours Art Museums City Tours Bus Tours Parks Self-guided Tours Hop on Hop Off Buses Historic Sites Skip the line Tickets Audio Guides Points of Interest & Landmarks

  9. Berlin - History | Britannica

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    The name Berlin appears for the first time in recorded history in 1244, seven years after that of its sister town, Kölln, with which it later merged. Both were founded near the beginning of the 13th century. In 1987 both East and West Berlin celebrated the city’s 750th anniversary.

  10. Brandenburg GateBerlin.de

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    The Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's most famous landmark and a must-see for all visitors. A symbol of German division during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. © dpa. The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's most important monuments, a landmark and symbol with over two hundred years of history.

  11. Berlin German - Wikipedia

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    The area of Berlin was one of the first to abandon East Low German as a written language, which occurred in the 16th century, and later also as a spoken language. That was the first dialect of Standard German with definite High German roots but a Low German substratum apparently formed (Berlinerisch may therefore be considered an early form of Missingsch). Only recently has the new dialect expanded into the surroundings, which had used East Low German.