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BERLIN

FUSION CITY

The German capital has paid a high price for its history, but it now faces the present with the jewels of the past and exciting projects for the future. It may well be the most modern location in old Europe. Pure fusion.

One summer’s night in 1961, without warning, members of the German communist police force started putting up barbed wire and stopping cars and pedestrians from passing. A few hours later, tens of thousands of Berliners found themselves suddenly trapped, unable to return to their homes, reach their friends or family, or even go to work. This was tangible evidence that Berlin was an occupied city. When World War II came to an end, Berlin had been reduced to rubble and the difficult re-building process started; a process that was defined by the 13th of August 1961, when construction of a wall that would divide the former Prussian capital in two was begun. So began the hard years of the Cold War, of spies and books by John le Carré, and the rivalry between the communist East and consumerist West that Billy Wilder portrayed so well in his comedy One, Two, Three.

Long gone were the Cabarets of the 30s and the glory days of Unter der Linden avenue. As were Germany’s archaeological successes in Egypt and the Near East, and its technical accomplishments like the Zeppelin. Also gone was the splendour of the German Empire that had turned its most precious jewel, Berlin, into one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A city that, lest we forget, had led the world into the abyss with two of the most cruel wars in all of history. That is what made the day when the Berlin wall fell, the 9th of November 1989, such an emotional event. Partly because many generations of Germans that had been separated since that sad summer in 1961 could finally reunite. And also because this marked the end of an overly complex past and the start of a new future, and a new opportunity for Berlin.

However, there is a different vision for the future. The new capital of Germany has become a new leisure paradise with 175 museums, 300 cinemas, 50 theatres and one of the most important film festivals in the world. Alongside 4650 restaurants, 900 bars, 190 night bars and clubs. It also gives the world 400,000 trees and one of the largest parks and green areas in Europe. Berlin is the star of new fusion.



The F&S ‘MUST SEES’

  • Berlin oozes history. Checkpoint Charlie takes us back to the Cold War, Unter der Linden avenue to old Prussia, the Olympic Stadium to the 30s, and Alexanderplatz takes us back to the homonymous novel by Alfred Döblin.
  • A city of galleries, theatres and music. Works of art at the Gemäldegalerie and the Neue Nationalgalerie. The famous antique collections in Pergamon Museum and the Neues Museum. The beautiful concerts of the Philharmonic orchestra. One of the best film festivals in Europe, La Berlinale.
  • Postdame Platz has once again become an important landmark. In 1924 it welcomed the first traffic lights in Europe. Today it's the focal point of a neighbourhood, between East and West Berlin, where the best contemporary architecture emerges.
  • The night is long in Berlin. The list of bars and places to go is endless. The capital city of Germany is also the capital of leisure, shopping and nightlife. Berlin is young, they say...
  • Finding accommodation in Berlin is easy. The range of possibilities is vast, varied and interesting. This is all thanks to the late 20th century reorganisation of the city using modern ideas and traditional German logic.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS…
"Berlin is wild! I never thought that a European city so far from the Mediterranean could be like this. It's pure history during the day and full of life at night".

Anabel G.  Travel Agent, Valladolid

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THE IDEAL TIME

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