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Berlin is the capital of Germany and has about 3.4 million inhabitants. It is located in eastern Germany about 70 miles west to the Polish border. After the 2nd World War, Berlin was divided among the victorious Allied states. From 1949 to 1990 Berlin was a divided city, the western part of the Federal Republic of Germany and the eastern part belonged to the GDR. As symbol of the Cold War was built in Berlin 1961 the Berlin Wall. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 1990 Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany with East Germany was reunited. Since 1991, Berlin is again the capital of Germany and since 1999 also been the seat of the German Federal Government. 2001, 23 districts of Berlin were reduced to 12. The 95 districts are on the other hand just above all in daily life is important. With 891.85 km ² is Berlin the in area's the fifth largest city in the EU. Berlin offers approximately 2.500 public park and recreation facilities. Major recreation areas are for example Wannsee, Grunewald, Spandau Forest and the banks of the Spree.

Berlin is with 20 million overnight stays after London, Paris and Rome, the most visited city in Europe. Culturally, Berlin offers many museums, galleries, operas, cinemas, cabarets, concert halls and theaters. The Museum Island in 1999 added to the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage. Among the most famous events in Berlin include the International Film Festival - Berlinale, Literature Festival, Jazz Festival, Carnival of Cultures, Berlin Carnival Parade, Berlin Myfest.

Sightseeing in Berlin: Brandenburg Gate, Memorial to the Berlin Wall, Berlin Cathedral, the German State Opera, Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center, Victory Column, Red Hall, Reichstag, Bellevue Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Olympia Station, Berlin Kreuzberg, New Synagogue, Kurfürstendamm, Holocaust - Monument Television Tower, World Clock in Alexanderplatz, Zoos, many parks, etc.

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