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Berlin, the capital city of Germany, is a major centre of culture, politics, science and the media. Berlin served sequentially as capital of Prussia (1701-1918), of the
German Empire (1871-1918), of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933 and of the Third Reich (1933-1945) After the second world war, the city was divided into East Berlin, the capital of East Germany, and West Berlin,
which was surrounded by the Berlin Wall. Following reunification, in 1990, Berlin once more became the capital of all Germany.

The modern Berlin is home to world famous universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras and museums and is a vibrant, broad-based centre of intellectual life being internationally recognized for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and high quality of living.  

Some top sights include the Berlin Zoo, the Reichstag, Alexander Platz, Potsdamer Platz, and the Pergamon Museum.  You can also visit Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, which is a fascinating museum detailing the history of the wall and the escape attempts.

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I love shopping in Berlin.  Great quality clothing. 
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I highly recommend buying the city tour bus pass, it allows you access to most of the city and runs all day long.  Find a site that sounds interesting and get off to look around (head-set provides descriptions as the bus approaches each site).  Also, get used to using the subway, it's invaluable for getting around.  I'm sure everyone says this, but I'll re-iterate that Checkpoint Charlie is a must-see.  The museum is such a powerful reminder of the atrocities that took place on the other side of the wall and I was absolutely amazed by all the ways people escaped.
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Too many things to say bout it so i'll briefly tell u 2 clubs i've been: PANORAMA BAR amazing, ex soviet electric power plant near Ostbanhof; strangest place where u can dance, go only f u dont like rules. WATERGATE lovely in front of the river and Kreuzberg bridge, floor visual on 2 floor simply unique. Useless to say top dj's play there and prices are fair.
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