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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. Free public transport in Berlin. Choose from many attractions - savings up to 50%. Free City Guidebook – including map. Bypass the queue - Enjoy a unique panoramic view. Straight to the observation deck. Book your fast track entrance Tickets. Discover Berlin at your own pace. Flexible: valid 24 to 72 hours. Hop-on & hop-off at more than 20 stops.

  4. Official Website of Berlin: Information about the Administration, Events, Culture, Tourism, Hotels and Hotel Booking, Entertainment, Tickets, Public Transport, Political System, Local Authorities and Business in Berlin.

  5. Berlin - Wikipedia

    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. Berlin Travel Guide: Best of Berlin Tourism A cosmopolitan city with an edge 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.

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

    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. 15 Things to Do in Berlin, Germany - TripSavvy

    Berlin is a city of experiences. Whether it is standing before the reborn grandeur of the Reichstag, traveling along the dividing force of the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, or partying throughout the night, the city has layers of living history.

  9. Berlin - The city layout | Britannica

    The original twin towns of Berlin and Kölln developed from the early 13th century onward, on an island of the Spree River (the site of Kölln) and a small portion of land on the north bank of the river facing the island (the site of Berlin). While still a small town, it became the capital of the electoral princes of Brandenburg from the end of the 15th century onward. From the late 17th and ...

  10. Berlin - The economy | Britannica

    From 1949 to 1990 East Berlin was the capital of the GDR and one of East Germany’s 15 districts, while West Berlin was the 11th state of West Germany. Formal reunification ended four-power jurisdiction in Berlin. Health. Far-reaching health insurance is available throughout the city. Berlin forms Germany’s largest centre of medical activity.

  11. Pergamon Museum - Wikipedia

    The Pergamon Museum (German: Pergamonmuseum; pronounced [ˈpɛʁ.ɡa.mɔn.muˌzeː.ʊm] ( listen)) is a listed building on the Museum Island in the historic centre of Berlin. It was built from 1910 to 1930 by order of German Emperor Wilhelm II according to plans by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann in Stripped Classicism style. [1]