Five million foreign tourists are drawn to Berlin every year. While many young European visitors come for the Berlin nightlife, the average US tourist is 45 years old and eager to learn about Germany's history.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
Many tourists come to see the Berlin Wall and other places of the once-divided city. The infamous GDR police prison near Alexanderplatz will become another main attraction in the foreseeable future.
The tourism agency NYC & Company launched a new campaign called "True York City" designed to promote iconic attractions as well as unique experiences, neighborhoods and local businesses.
In Berlin, the first candle of the city's massive Hanukkah menorah has been lit to mark the traditional start of the Festival of Lights. At the same time, Palestinians and Arabs held anti-Israel protests in the capital.
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