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“Checkpoint Charlie”, “Berlin Wall”, “Iron Curtain”. To most, Berlin is simply known for its role within the relatively short Cold War era. And the division of the city from 1945 to 1990 did indeed shape its looks from some narrow streets that don’t accommodate today’s traffic in the city’s center to the newly built Potsdamer Platz neighborhood, former no-mans-land. By German standards, the city is relatively young, a mere 800 years of age. But along with adjacent Potsdam and its Sanssouci Palace, it developed to be the political center of Prussia, the strongest of Germany’s many kingdoms and principalities until the 19th century.

After Germany’s reunification in 1990, the whole of Berlin became the country’s capital again. All the city’s sites are easily accessible now, most of which are located in the formerly Eastern part. From the Brandenburg Gate, close to the Reichstag building that houses the German federal parliament, stroll down Unter den Linden Boulevard that lines many of the historic buildings, towards the city’s second landmark, the Television Tower at Alexanderplatz. You’ll pass by one of Berlin’s major tourist magnets, the Museums Island with its collections of art and culture, the most famous of which are the Ancient Greek Pergamon Altar (from today’s Turkey) and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, originally considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll also come across the Berlin Cathedral, the Protestant counterpart to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

One of the splended buildings on Unter den Linden boulevard houses Humboldt University of Berlin, named after Wilhelm von Humboldt, a son of this city, one of the representatives for Enlightenment and scientific development, and brother of Alexander von Humboldt, the famous natural scientist and explorer.

For one of the world’s most important collections of European paintings, see the Berlin Gemäldegalerie, not far from Potsdamer Platz. Modern history is accessible through numerous museums, sites, and tours for all ages, from Berlin’s Underworld to the East Side Gallery and the Olympic Stadium.

Today Berlin continues to be a hub for contemporary arts. New Berliners from all around the world are currently reshaping the central neighborhoods of this city that caters to everyone through workspaces, cultural centers, a diverse café and restaurant scene – and possibly the world’s most vibrant night life.