Information for Travelers
Berlin is the capital and a country of the Federal Republic of Germany.
With around 3.7 million inhabitants, the city is the most populous and with 892 square kilometers the largest municipality in Germany and the most populous city in the European Union.
Berlin is also an important center of politics, culture, media and science.
The city provides dynamic entertainment, shopping and a wide range of sporting and cultural institutions and art galleries.
Berlin's most famous landmark is undoubtedly the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor).
Once a symbol of a divided nation, it is now a symbol of unity and peace.
The sandstone monument is 26 meters tall and stands on Pariser Platz in the Mitte district, just one block from the Reichstag building.
Known for its cultural flair, Berlin is home to the world-famous Berlin Opera House and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
The city's art scene is very diverse, encompassing hundreds of galleries, events and museums, including those on Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Despite the devastation of World War II and after decades of decay east of the infamous Berlin Wall, the city has been rebuilt in a way that celebrates its successes while acknowledging a dark past.
Today, Berlin has earned a reputation as a young, modern tourist destination that offers an eclectic mix of new and classic architecture.
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