What everyone should know about Berlin
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What everyone should know about Berlin

am sure you would like to visit Berlin, it is a magnetic city. I will introduce it to you, with your permission.

Berlin is attested since the XVIIIth century and is the german capital for 300 years. Nowadays, with its 3,5 million inhabitants, it is the country’s biggest and most important city. It is a modern city with first-class universities and research centres, modern industries like IT, vehicle manufacturation, traffic engineering, biotechnology etc.

Berlin is famous for its liberal way of life, zeitgeist, and low costs of living. During the 70′s the big singer David Bowie said nice words about this extravagant city. And John Fitzgerald Kennedy declared in West Berlin, during the cold war: “Ich bin ein Berliner“. Marlene Dietrich was also eine Berlinerin!

Berlin is a major power pole in Europe and has been playing this play for two centuries. And in modern times, if you remember the cold war, Berlin was the world’s most important city. It must have been painful and traumatic for the Berliner to see their city divided by a wall! The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a big symbol of ending the cold war and a major motive for joy.

You can still see the remainings of the wall as graffiti, where artists from 21 countries painted (ask about the East Side Gallery). And you can see also the Checkpoint Charlie, where officials could pass from East Berlin to West Berlin. Here you can experience yourself crossing the border, but now it is very easy; during the cold war, it was deadly dangerous.

I will come back with some hot details about Berlin (e.g. Beate Uhse erotic museum, claiming to be the world’s biggest).

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