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Germany's 16 states: Berlin

In 2019, the city-state Berlin is celebrating itself as a city of modernity and liberty – with the Bauhaus centenary and 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall.

Since the fall of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has lost none of its allure. Every year three times as many tourists visit the German capital as its number of residents. There are all sorts of good reasons to visit Berlin. 

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Travel tips for Berlin

2019: Bauhaus centenary

In 2019 the world-famous Bauhaus school of architecture and design is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. After the horrors of World War I, it aimed to use its new approach to everyday objects to shape new, modern people. How did the Bauhaus influence architecture in the German capital? Nicole Frölich, who presents our TV travel show Check-in looked for the traces left by these influential artists.

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On the Bauhaus Trail in Berlin

Landmark: Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is now one of the most photographed sights in Berlin. The 18th century city gate became a symbol of the division and reunification of Germany in the 20th century. Scarcely any other edifice in Germany is so closely associated with so many hopes for a peaceful future.

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The Brandenburg Gate, a Berlin Landmark

Hot spot: Potsdamer Platz

Every February at the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, stars of the silver screen take to the red carpet at Potsdamer Platz. Nicole Frölich, who hosts our TV travel show Check-in, explains why this square, within what was once the border complex between East and West Berlin, attracts visitors, and not just in February.  

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On Potsdamer Platz in Berlin

Old National Gallery
In contrast to Bauhaus architecture, the Old National Gallery on Berlin's Museum Island was built in the style of an ancient temple. Its rooms display the entire spectrum of 19th century German art and the beginnings of modernism, with masterpieces such as "The Monk by the Sea," by the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich.  

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#DailyDrone: The Alte Nationalgalerie

Highlights in a 360-degree video

From the Reichstag building to the Brandenburg Gate; from Museum Island to Alexanderplatz: the largest and loveliest squares in the heart of Berlin. 

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