Since the Wall fell in 1981, the capital of Germany, one of the biggest hearts of Europe, continue to evolve. Indeed, in spite of a dark past: the Nazi occupation, bombings, Soviet-American pressures, the Berliners have never much believed in their future. This partly explains his very fast revival in a changing Europe and its inclusion within a rich cultural landscape of fashion, art, design, music, movies ...
Terms with its past to face the future
One could say that Berlin is a city scarred by history. Turning to urban landscaping job at a huge reconstruction laborious, paralyzed by East-West tensions. An entire generation of Berlin and still lives with the psychological aftermath of the wall, a veritable Iron Curtain symbol of freedom out of reach, confiscated by the great powers. Even today, many monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag or the few remnants of the Berlin Wall, are there to testify to a trauma still present in the minds. But far from denying their history, Berlin has chosen to integrate these relics of the past into their daily lives to avoid repeating mistakes and finally to consider more serenely the future. The ancient architectures mix so without complex with modern buildings that host the biggest companies today. From this point of view, Berlin is the proof that a city may have a new look while remaining true to its origins.
Berlin, the new New York of the 1980s
Today, Berlin is a multicultural city, open to the world and constantly alert. Museums tell its origins while the modern art galleries and clubs emerging trends of tomorrow. Openness and experimentation are the hallmarks of the city hosting the creators of the world and never see its number of tourists decreased. Indeed, despite its reputation of European metropolis, Berlin remains a human-sized city. The network of public transport permits to connect the different centers and so to keep the city alive, day or night. This allows me to speak about a world particularly familiar with Berlin: the parties, discos and concerts of all kinds. Since the fall of the wall, the heart of the city has in fact never stopped beating the night. DJs and bands come from all around the world to entertain Berlin and its tourists. This undoubtedly contributes to shaping the new face of this city who has not finished to shine.
In short, Berlin is
- The capital and the largest city in Germany
- 9x Paris
- 3 439 132 of inhabitants
- Around 8 millions of tourists per year
- 165 museums
- 146 libraries