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10 reasons to visit Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and is in the North East of the country and enjoys a temperate climate. The city is divided into 12 districts and then each one is divided into sub districts. To date there are 96 sub districts. Berlin has over 12 million international visitors annually.

Brandenburg Gate

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This is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin, it was built between 1788 and 1791 and is the only gate remaining that people used to enter Berlin.

Checkpoint Charlie

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This was the best known East German-West German border crossing point during the cold war, the original checkpoint booth was removed in 1990 but now a copy stands in it’s place.

The Holocaust Memorial

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It is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, it is made up of 2,711 concrete steales arranged in a grid pattern, there is also a place of information which hold the names of approximately 3 million Jewish Holocaust victims.

Currywurst

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It is a pork sausage which is steamed and then fried, cut into slices and served with curry ketchup, curry powder and fries or a bread roll. It is popular throughout Germany but mainly in Berlin.

Berlin Wall

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The Berlin wall divided Berlin between 1961 and 1989, parts of the wall still remain in the city and a double row of cobblestones traces the wall’s route over through the city centre.

Kurfurstendamm

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This is one of the most famous streets in Berlin, many famous designers have shops here as well as numerous hotels, restaurants, houses and car showrooms.

Christmas Markets

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From late November to the end of December, there are 60 Christmas markets in the city! There are numerous stalls selling food and beverages, as well as stalls selling handicrafts and gifts. Winter World on Postdamer Platz is home to Europe’s largest mobile toboggan run.

Berlin TV Tower

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It is the tallest structure in Germany with a height of 368 metres. On the observation deck203 metres high, you can see up to 42 kilometres away on a a clear day. There is also a revolving restaurant which rotates once every half an hour and offers stunning views of the city.

Doughnuts

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The most famous pastry in Berlin is a doughnut, usually filled with jam. ‘Berliner’ in German means doughnut but in Berlin they call them ‘pfannkuchen’ which actually means pancake.

Parks

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Berlin is the greenest city in Germany and has 2,500 parks, a popular park is ‘Friedrichshain park’ it is Berlin’s oldest park.

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