Hip and happening
In Berlin past and present walk hand in hand. The fall of the wall was the starting point for the development of a new style for Berlin. The result is worthwhile: present-day Berlin is modern, trendy and affordable.
The Potsdamer Platz is a good example of Berlin’s resurrection. Multinationals are located in architectural masterpieces, but there are also many theatres, film houses and cinemas. Much has also changed in the district Mitte – the old centre – but without compromising its historical character. Here you will first become acquainted with the Alexanderplatz, followed by the Berliner Dom and Unter der Linden – Berlin’s famous boulevard. In this way you will reach the impressive Branderburger Tor, which is the only city gate left.
Berlin is a creative city par excellence. This is not only visible in the architecture, but also in the extravagances of more than 20,000 visual artists who live and work in the city. Their work can often be seen in expositions, museums or galleries, but at times also in the public space. Many Dutch artists feel at home here as well. The Kreuzberg district in particular is home to much artistic talent.
Cheese and ham in abundance
Shopping begins at the Kurfürstendamm, a wide boulevard with a green strip. Here you will find the larger department stores, but also exclusive boutiques and shopping-arcades. The Kaufhaus des Westens (KadeWe) is located close to the Kurfürstendamm. With 60,000 m2 it is the largest department store on the European mainland. The culinary department is famous and sells no less than 1800 kinds of cheese and 100 types of sausage and ham!
What was once grey and bleak, is now modern and stylish. Berlin is a self-assured city where life is pleasant. It is always a successful city trip.