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Berlin is a city with a long and rich history dating back to the 13th century. It has been a major European city for centuries, and its culture and architecture reflect that.
Today, Berlin is a major cultural center, with dozens of museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions. It is also a major foodie city, with a wide variety of international cuisine available.
And of course, Berlin is also well-known for its nightlife, with a huge variety of clubs and bars to choose from. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or just a good time,
Berlin has something to offer you:
The TV Tower is Germany's tallest structure and it offers amazing views of the city from the observation deck and the Sphere restaurant.
The tower is a bit of a laughing stock because, when hit by the sun, the steel sphere below the antenna produces the reflection of a giant cross. West Berliners have dubbed this phenomenon ‘the Pope’s revenge’.
2. Sony Center
Sony Center is a visually stunning complex designed by Helmut Jahn. It is fronted by a 26-floor glass-and-steel tower and integrates rare relics from the prewar era of Potsdamer Platz, such as the opulent Kaisersaal.
The heart of the Sony Center is a central plaza canopied by a tentlike glass roof with supporting beams radiating like bicycle spokes. The plaza and its many cafes are popular places to hang out and people-watch.
3. East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is the embodiment of Berlin’s grit and guts. It’s a symbol of hope, creativity and resilience – for Berliners, but also the rest of the world.In 1989, the Berlin Wall, a grey and grisly divider of humanity, was finally torn down after 28 years.
Today its longest surviving stretch forms the world’s largest permanent open-air art gallery, known as the East Side Gallery.The nearly mile-long (1.3 km) section of wall, located along the Spree river and Mühlenstrasse, showcases more than 100 murals. Dozens of international artists have translated the Cold War era’s global euphoria and optimism into a mix of political statements, psychedelic-induced musings and manifold artistic visions.
These days, you’ll often see the covered in groups of shutterbugs – the city estimates over three million visitors come here annually – as well as ample, unsightly fences warding off vandalism. Despite such a touristy backdrop, just ask your average Berliner – there will always be a kind of magic about the East Side Gallery.