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History of Berlin

Historisches Foto vom Bahnhof Friedrichstraße

Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Excavations from 2008 suggest that the city may be even older than was previously assumed: state archaeologists have discovered an oak beam that probably dates back to 1183.

Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.


Sites of Remembrance

Memorials of the Holocaust, documentation centers which remember the National Socialist reign of terror. Weitere Informationen

Zersägten Mauersegmente an der Groß-Ziethener Straße

The Berlin Wall

All about the Building and Fall of the Berlin and the Wall Trail. Weitere Informationen

Märkisches Museum

Berlin City Museum

Mainly the Märkisches Museum shows the city's history, but there are more exibition grounds. Weitere Informationen

Kai Wegner lachend

Governing Mayor of Berlin

Kai Wegner is elected mayor of Germanys capital. Weitere Informationen

Globus mit Vernetzung

International Relations

Berlin ist very well connected worldwide. The city takes an active part in different international networks. Weitere Informationen