Berlin (/ bɜːrˈlɪn /; German: [bɛʁˈliːn] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 inhabitants as of 31 December 2019 making it the most populous city of the European Union, according to population within city limits. The city is also one of Germany's 16 federal states.
- Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer, pronounced...
- Berlin (Disambiguation)
Places Canada. Berlin, former name of Kitchener, Ontario....
- List of Sights in Berlin
Berlin grew out of the historical city centre, the Nikolai...
- Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (German: "Berlin Transport...
- List of Songs About Berlin
This list of songs about Berlin is an addition to the main...
- Metropolitan Regions
There are eleven metropolitan regions in Germany consisting...
- Potsdam Square
Potsdamer Platz (German: [ˈpɔtsdamɐ plats] (), literally...
- Nicholas' Quarter
The two settlements of Old Berlin as well as Cölln on the...
- Berlin Wall
The origin of the name Berlin is uncertain. It may have roots in the language of West Slavic inhabitants of the area of today's Berlin, and may be related to the Old Polabian stem berl- / birl- ("swamp"). Folk etymology connects the name to the German word for bear, Bär. A bear also appears in the coat of arms of the city.
East Berlin was the capital city of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1990. Formally, it was the Soviet sector of Berlin, established in 1945. The American, British, and French sectors were known as West Berlin. From 13 August 1961 until 9 November 1989, East Berlin was separated from West Berlin by the Berlin Wall. The Western Allied ...
- Cold War
Berlin is in Germany is a 2001 German drama film directed by Hannes Stöhr. Hannes Stöhr's first cinema feature, the film won the Panorama Audience award at the International Berlin Filmfestival 2001, the German critics association award, the Studio Hamburg award, and many others.
It was the largest escape movement from East Germany since the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The idea of opening the border at a ceremony came from Otto von Habsburg, who proposed it to Miklós Németh, the then Hungarian Prime Minister, who promoted the idea.
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With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr .
West Berlin was under the sovereignty of the Western Allies and neither a Western German state nor part of one. However, it was in many ways de facto integrated with West Germany under a special status. East Germany originally consisted of five states (i.e., Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia).
Nazi Germany, officially known as the German Reich until 1943 and Greater German Reich in 1943–45, was the German state between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party controlled the country which they transformed into a dictatorship.