Brandenburg is one of Germany's 16 federal states and surrounds the capital Berlin but does not include it. It has a population of just under six million.
The region was the core of the historic Kingdom of Prussia. Following World War II the eastern third of historic Brandenburg was ceded to Poland in 1945. Brandenburg, the capital of which is Potsdam, It is well known for ist well-preserved natural environment. This page collates recent DW content on the German state.
Berlin illuminated one of its key landmarks in Turkish colors following the Istanbul attack. At least 39 people were killed in the Reine club during the New Year Eve's celebration. Berlin was also the victim of a terror attack just a couple of weeks ago.