Berlin The Essential
The city of Berlin, the division of which symbolised the longstanding division of the world into two blocks, became the capital of Germany once again in 1990. Today the city is buzzing with new life, with bold new architectural projects, an avant-garde music scene, and a profusion of original art galleries, bars and places to visit. Visitors are attracted to Berlin, which is eight times the size of Paris, by its heritage, its dynamic cultural atmosphere, its numerous parks and gardens and the diversity of its various districts.
Shortly after the inauguration of the
In the 19C, until German re-unification,