Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany located on the banks of the River Spree in the northeastern part of the country.
The name Berlin came from the Slavic word berlo which means “swamp”. The first written record of the city’s name dates back to 1251. Berlin was the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1417–1701), Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), German Empire (1871–1918), Weimar Republic (1919–1933), Third Reich (1933–1945) and East Germany (1949–1989). The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marks the end of the Cold War.
Interesting fact: Berlin is the most heavily bombed city in history. During World War Two, large parts of the city were destroyed by bombing raids, fires, and street battles.
Planning to visit Germany’s capital? Here are some photos of Berlin from my walks through the city.
Photo Walk in Berlin
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