History of Berlin

The beauty of Berlin can be found in the century-spanning walks one can make through the city. The architecture mirrors the city’s status as a space for revolutionary ideas.

The past century has seen Berlin undergo a long evolution catalysed by vast changes in social, political and architectural trends. The Berlin Wall – an utterly prehistoric concept that divided the city until recent times – led to both sides of the city developing in startlingly different ways. Anyone arriving in Berlin today can still see some of these scars of oppression and war, but will also find a capital which stands for diversity and freedom of expression. After WWII, up to 80% of the city centre was destroyed or badly damaged. Although reconstruction work began as soon as possible, it wasn’t until the German reunification that it picked up pace. The vast amount of cranes and scaffolding which can be seen across Berlin shows that rebuilding continues to this day. People can explore the many historical museums, art galleries and monuments to trace the journey of this remarkable city through the decades. It is a city so vibrant with youth, energy, and an anything’s-possible attitude that will suck you in and make you never want to leave.

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