Commercial city during the Middle Ages, royal & imperial capital, world metropolis since a long time, Cold War symbol … the city now attracts by its modernism, its creative industries and its lifestyle.
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The found flint tools and bone tools are evidence of a human presence in Berlin dating from 60,000 BC.
The Germanic tribes left the premises in the 6th century AD, leaving the place to the Slavic peoples who occupy the old Germanic villages and founded new villages. In 1157 ended the « slave period » with the founding of the Margraviate of Brandenburg principality by Albrecht the Bear, winner of Slavic prince Jaxa of Copnic.
Berlin is enlivened by several rivers, canals, parks and lakes (Havel, Wannsee, Müggelsee, Spree, Dahme, Landwehrkanal). It also has a rich old and classic architecture.
Berlin has evolved from the old city core, the Nikolaiviertel, to form Greater Berlin in 1920, consolidating 3.5 million inhabitants today.
The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) has become the emblem of the city and reminds reunification of the “two Germany”.