Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city's turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall's graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.

🙂 Trabi Safari. 70s style hotel.

🙁 Berlin Wall in the past.

THREE things we did not know about Berlin:

  1. Over €35 million is spent every year on cleaning up Berlin’s crazy amount of graffiti (we like to call it street art). Yet as if by magic, it reappears without fail year on year…!!
  2. About 40% of Berlin lies beneath your battered shoes, making it almost twice the size it appears to be from the surface. The underground world of Berlin consists of a complex railway network, a vast network of bunkers and escape tunnels from World War II, sewers and brewery cellars (yup, there’s enough underground beer to be mentioned on this list). There’s so much under there that they’ve now opened up a lot of the underground WWII bunkers to tourists including some of the Nazis secret tunnels and living areas.
  3.  Kaufhaus des Westens, or KaDeWe as it is more often known, can satisfy all of your shopping needs and more! The store covers over 60,000 square meters of display space which is spread over 8 floors…. the Harrods of Berlin!

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