|The Berlin area|
|Wednesday, 20 January 2010 01:00|
In this blog I would like to present you Berlin, which is next to the event venue. So if you can spare one or two more extra days this might be interesting for you .
As far the meetings venue is very close to Berlin I would like to present here this fascinating town.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states (Länder) of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and has a population of 4.5 million within its metropolitan area and 3.4 million from 190 countries within the city limits. Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, for its internationality and tolerance, for its lively nightlife, for its many cafes, clubs, and bars, for its street art, and for its numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin's architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is now possible to see representatives of many different historic periods in a short time within the city center, from a few surviving medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to the ultramodern glass and steel structures in Potsdamer Platz. Because of its tumultuous history, Berlin remains a city with many distinctive neighborhoods.
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What to see?
Depends on what you are interested in. There are plenty of world famous museums like the Pergamon museum which accommodates three separate museums: the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), occupying the architectural halls and the sculpture wing, the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) and the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art). The monumental reconstruction of archaeological building ensembles – such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate including the Processional Way of Babylon and the Mshatta Façade – has made the Pergamonmuseum world-famous.
Or you venture only through the historic sights of Berlin like the street Unter den Linden with some true highlight like the Berlin dome, the beautiful architecture of the Opernpalais, the Humbodt University and which ends at the Brandenburg gate. Make a boat tour on the river Spree.
Why not stop at one of the plentiful cafes in Prenzlauer Berg or the multi-cultural Kreuzberg.
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