After the end of the 2nd world war, Berlin is pretty much friends to other countries around the world. You can see monuments being erected as a gift from other countries for Berlin, amazing gift such as the Hiroshima Bridge, a pedestrian bridge on the Landwehr Canal.
There are a lot of newly constructed buildings too, most significant is the Sony Centre in Potsdamer Platz, consists of a collection of green buildings similar to the CCT project in Adelaide. The roads are wide there too, similar to Adelaide, and the people are among the nicest people in Europe.
After learning much about the local history and its past it is an amazing feeling being in the city yourself, you can almost relate it to what you have learnt or might have heard about during the WWII and the Cold War.
Berlin is one the top of my list of the must visit countries in Europe.
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Old communist traffic light system
East Berlin apartment, still a very poor sight, and in the poor side of town.
The Holocaust Memorial
The Brandenburg Gate
Hotel Adlon, famous for when the late Michael Jackson hang his child from the balcony of the third floor room.
More Sony Centre photo, it looks very similar to what we have here
One of the few places where the Berlin Wall is still standing
Corner of the wall
The building where the attempted murder of Hitler was staged
This is the spot where the guys who attempted Hitler assassination were shot dead on the same day
The remains of the church hit during the war
Every trees and lamp posts are labelled with numbers, so they can keep track on their numbers.
The old wall that cuts through city street
Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the largest train terminal in Europe.