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What you have to know about Berlin, Germany

 
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cipristb's pictureby cipristb review
added on 30th of April, 2009

Berlin City is the largest city of Germany with 3.4 million inhabitants and an area of 892 square km so the city became the capital of the country. Berlin had the first time the status of the capital in 1871 and this status was maintained until 1945. With the passing of the years when Germany was unified again it became another time the capital of Germany in1990.

In 1989 the inhabitants of the west part of the city demolished the wall that was separating the city into two parts: West Berlin called in German Westberlin and East Berlin wich was appointed by the Germans just Berlin.

The main attractions of this capital are: the Arch of triumph, the Brandenburg Gate, the Gendarmenmarkt Square, the Pergamon Museum, the zoos, the Charlottenburg Palace, the Dahlem Museums, the Egyptian Museum and the collection of papyruses

 

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erato wrote on May 3, 2009:
'The main attractions of this capital are: the Arch of triumph, the Brandenburg Gate' - Actually the Arch of Triumph is a main attraction of PARIS and not BERLIN. There was never built any Arch of Triumph in Berlin, however they say Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer (his architect) want to build a giant one but it never happened. Cheers
 
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erato wrote on May 1, 2009:
'In 1989 the inhabitants of the west part of the city ...' - actually East part, on 11/09/1989 - there's a very touching photo inside the Bundestag about the first man from East-Germany crossing the wall. I'm sure 'Paneuropean picnic' also tells a lot for German, Austrian and Hungarian people, it's a rather staggering story too. Cheers
 
 
 
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Berlin History

Berlin, GermanyIn the 1100’s, the emperors and kings of Germany regained control over the Slavic lands.  Many of the Slavs were driven out while others were made subject to German lords.  The next few decades were spent in small skirmishes between the Slavic and German people.  Finally, Albert the Bear was given control of the area by the German emperor and he united the people.  Under his rule, the area in and around modern-day Berlin began to be cultivated and the Church of Rome became the largest religion.  At this time, too, the Slavic and German peoples began to intermarry. During the next century, what is now the modern-day town of Berlin was... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Berlin

What to see in Berlin - Aug 14, 2008, by vcppow
Berlin was immortalized in the film 'Cabaret' but the years after WWI represent just one colorful phase. Berlin is a very old city and many of its first buildings such as the Nicolaikirche and Marienkirche, both built between 1230 and 1292,... Read more »

Places to visit free in Berlin - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Berlin Sightseeing Berlin is one of the busiest capitals in Europe and still we, visitors must admit that it’s one of the most beautiful ones as well. city on its own is amazing, full of parks; Unequally among the European capitals... Read more »

Berlin for low budget travelers - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
The famous TV Tower is situated on the Alexanderplatz with its total height of 365 m. There is a viewing platform and observation deck at 203 meters from where you can see the whole city and, if the weather is good, even farer. It is a... Read more »

Useful info about Berlin - May 1, 2009, by erato
One fact about Berlin, Germany: the 70% of the city stands of forest. So Berlin is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities of the world, with a lot of parks and threes even in the center, what gives an unbeatable, calm and comfortable... Read more »

You must see the Berlin Bundestag - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Berlin – Bundestag/Reichstag The Bundestag is the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. The name Bundestag refers to the institution while the name Reichstag is used for the building. The architect of the original... Read more »

 
 

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