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Berlin has had a more wrenching history than most cities on Earth. It’s been ravaged by war, enslaved by fascism, bisected during the Cold War, and rejoined at the fall of the Wall. Out of such chaos has grown a city that’s adaptable in the extreme. Its waves of immigrants, expats, and creatives ensure that tolerance is its greatest value. Nightlife and partying here are akin to religious rites, and new trends emerge 24/7. But Berlin is also a place of incredible beauty in its forests, rivers, and historical sites. Culture blossoms everywhere, and dining is an international smorgasbord. You’ll find any version of Berlin you envision and, in the process, perhaps find a new version of yourself.
Explore the German capital's divided past, marked by sites that hark back to a sinister time in history.
With bike-friendly streets, lively flea markets, and local artistry, Germany's capital reaches a Golden Age.
How many lives can one city have? Quite a few if it's Berlin.
Straddle remnants of this capital's vivid past and successful present through these great reads.
Enjoy a jog through this urban park complete with sculptures, statues, and historic tanks.
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