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  Berlin - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Berlin has 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005) on a surface of 891.75 square kilometres, thus, the population density of the region amounts to 3,811 inhabitants per square kilometre.
Berlin was devastated by bombing raids during World War II, and many of the old buildings that escaped the bombs were eradicated in the 1950s and 1960s in both West and East.
Despite the city's high unemployment levels, a significant number of young Germans and artists continue to settle in the city, and Berlin has established itself as the premiere centre of youth and pop culture in Europe.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Berlin   (3388 words)

 Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berlin is the political and cultural center of Germany and due to its division into West Berlin and East Berlin from 1949 - 1989 one of the most diverse metropolisis inside the European Union.
Berlin is located in Northeastern Germany, on the Rivers Spree and Havel and surrounded by the German Federal state of Brandenburg.
Berlin is governed by the Senate of Berlin (Senat von Berlin) referring to the ministerial office which consists of the governing mayor (Regierender Bürgermeister) and up to eight senators holding ministerial portfolios.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berlin   (3729 words)

 Berlin City Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The City Palace was originally opened in 1443, and was the winter residence of the rulers of Brandenburg, then Prussia, and finally, the German Emperors.
The socialist government of East Germany demolished the palace in 1950 as a symbol of "Prussian militarism", except for the balcony of portal IV where Karl Liebknecht declared the formation of a German freie sozialistische Republik (free socialist republic) that never came to existence.
The socialists erected the Palast der Republik, a modern socialist realist building, on the foundations of the City Palace, and the square in front was renamed Marx-Engels-Platz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berlin_City_Palace   (331 words)

 city - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about city   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the UK, a city is a town or borough, traditionally a cathedral town, that has acquired the title of ‘city’ by long custom or which is so designated in its charter, or which is specially created as a city by order in council.
In 1950, 83 cities worldwide had a population of 1 million or more; by 1996 there were 280, and it is estimated that by 2015 there will be more than 500.
The city of Wintoncester, that fine old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /city   (619 words)

Berlin itself is one of Europe's younger cities, with its origin in the 12th century.
Berlin's unique situation as a city half-controlled by Western forces in the middle of the Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany made it a natural focal point in the Cold War.
East Germany chose Berlin (in practice, East Berlin) as its capital when the country was formed from the Soviet occupation zone in October 1949; however, this was rejected by the western allies, who continued to regard Berlin as an occupied city that was not legally part of any German state.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Berlin   (4343 words)

 Berlin on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among Berlin's many museums are those in the Cultural Forum in the western part of the city, including the New National Gallery and the Gemäldegarie; those in Museum Island in the eastern part of the city, including the Altes Museum and the Pergamon Museum; and the Berlin Museum-Jewish Museum complex in the Kreuzberg district.
Berlin's population had increased from 201,000 in 1819 to 914,000 in 1871; by 1900 it was 2,712,000.
In that year East Berlin was proclaimed the capital of the new German Democratic Republic, and in 1950 West Berlin was established as one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany (of which Berlin was the de jure capital and Bonn the de facto capital).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BerlinG1er.asp   (2161 words)

 Real Estate Immobilien Network: Berlin - Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Berlin is famous for much fine architecture, as well as an extraordinary cluster of museums, which collectively rank among the very richest on the planet.
Berlin has recovered much from the losses that was there after Second World War, and the administration of the city has planned much for its development.
A city on the cutting-edge and the capital city of Germany, it is located in the North-East of Germany with a population of around 3.5 million.
www.asinah.org /blog/2005/07/berlin-germany.html   (1489 words)

 The Friday Review: Berlin: City of Stones
BERLIN is both the story of a city - a pile of stones - and a comprehensive biography - an amassing of private moments.
Arriving in Berlin, the duo part company for their respective lives; Marthe has come to study as an artist and Kurt is there to complete his report on Germany's secretive attempts to reinstate its air-force.
He didn't visit the city until he was close to completing the issues collected in this first collection, but his depiction of the city is so convincing that this fact serves only as a testament to his depth of research and the genius of his architectural imagination.
www.ninthart.com /display.php?article=276   (991 words)

 The city of Berlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The city of Berlin is built on a plain, so it is as flat as a pancake except for a mound where the pile of cleared rubble was covered over with grass.
Berlin was originally the capital of the kingdom of Prussia and then became the capital of a united imperial Germany when the Second Reich was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on January 18, 1871 following Prussia's victory over France.
Berlin was the residence of Karl Marx, the son and grandson of Jewish rabbis, the man who introduced Communism to the world when he published his Communist Manifesto in 1848.
www.scrapbookpages.com /EasternGermany/Berlin   (2674 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | Berlin for beginners
Charlottenburg Palace, purposely built, like India's Taj Mahal, for a beautiful queen by her impassioned king and located in the heart of an obviously affluent residential area of the former West Berlin, ranks among the finest historical buildings in Europe.
Berlin's Egyptian Museum was divided in two in the aftermath of World War II, with part in the East and the rest in the West.
Berliner Weisse, introduced by the Hugenots who migrated in large numbers to Berlin from France at the invitation of the first Prussian monarch, Frederick the Great, in the late 17th century, is another distinctive Berlin concoction.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2002/574/tr1.htm   (3157 words)

 Encyclopedia: Berlin City Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Schlossplatz (in English, Palace Square) is a square in the centre of Berlin in Germany.
Alexanderplatz from Fernsehturm Alexanderplatz is a large open square and public transport hub in central Berlin, near the Spree river and the Berliner Dom.
The Palast der Republik in 2003 The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) is a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree, and on Schlossplatz (called Marx-Engels-Platz from 1951 to 1994).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Berlin-City-Palace   (1240 words)

 Gay Berlin hotels, Berlin Gay hotels
The Park Plaza Hotel Berlin is a 4 star-hotel with 155 spacious and modern rooms, all equipped with private bath/shower, mini...
The five star hotel swissôtel berlin is situated in the heart of the city on the famous kurfürstendamm.
The kempinski hotel bristol berlin is directly situated on one of the most beautiful and famous boulevards in berlin - the ku...
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 East German Nostalgia
The Palace, known as an entertainment showcase to one-time residents of East Berlin but regarded as an architectural monstrosity to many in the city’s western districts, recently opened its gates for three weeks of guided tours.
After a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate, plans to keep the Palace intact as a monument to its communist past were defeated, and it is now due to be razed to make way for the reconstruction of the so-called Berlin city palace, a Baroque edifice that once stood on the site.
Home to the last German Kaiser, the Berlin city palace had been severely damaged by fire in 1945, but was later completely demolished by East Berlin’s communist regime to make way for its Palace of the Republic.
www.echoworld.com /B03/B0308/B0308-03.htm   (387 words)

 Germany May Rebuild 15th Century Prussian Palace In Berlin
The palace, built in 1443, became the seat of Prussia's monarchs in the 18th century.
The PDS politician designated to be new Culture Senator in Berlin, Thomas Flierl, is already known and feared by leading figures on the Berlin cultural scene as a man nostalgic for the old East Germany.
If the parliament building is demolished, the city will also lose the "People's Palace," a cultural centre in the parliament complex that is another reminder of Berlin's communist era.
www.rense.com /general19/germany.htm   (391 words)

 Sasha's Berlin Travel Guide - Culture
Berlin's premier venue for opera, ballet and concerts was built in 1741-43 as the Court Opera House.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) is Alfred Döblin's epic tale of the city.
Berlin's post-war appearances in English writing have tended to be of the spy novel genre - fitting, as the city was the front line of the Cold War.
berlin.sashaguides.com /culture.html   (967 words)

 Monuments in Berlin / Senate Department of Urban Development in Berlin
In the center of the excavation area are the remains of the palace ruin dismantled in 1950/51.
An area of this earlier construction pit and remains of the foundations of the Münzturm are visible in the present excavation field.
In the northern external area of the palace, located toward the Lustgarten (Leisure Garden), archeologists were able to identify a settlement layer from the period from the twelfth through the fourteenth century.
www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de /denkmal/denkmale_in_berlin/en/bodendenkmale/berliner_schloss.shtml   (377 words)

 Art in America: Rebuilding Berlin - Germany
In the heart of the city, the great real-estate and building concerns of Europe and America are engaged in creating a new urban topography for this metropolis of nearly 4 million, which sprawls over an area roughly six times the size of central Paris.
In East Berlin, the Stadtschloss--the Baroque city palace built by Andreas Schluter for the Prussian kings in the late 17th century--was razed in 1950; and as late as 1962 Schinkel's pard* restored Architecture Academy (1836) was leveled to make way for a dreary, slablike foreign-ministry building.
While West Berlin architects and planners began to orient themselves to the historical city, in East Berlin such attention to what was derisively called the "legacy of capitalist land speculation" was refused until the very end.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1248/is_n11_v83/ai_17611368   (1426 words)

 Berlin City Facts
A city of three and a half million awaits you — native Berliners with their dark sense of humor, "fugitives" from cities all over Germany, and the communities of Turkish, Spanish, American, French, Polish and so many other nationalities and languages that contribute to the unique flavor of this city.
It later merged with its sister city Berlin, profited from Prussia's rise to the rank of a great power, and after the founding of the German Empire in 1871 became the political, industrial, scientific, academic and cultural center of Germany.
The bell tower, which Berliners call "hollow tooth," is all that remains of the once-imposing church, which was built between 1891 and 1895.
www.passports.com /weregoing/custinfo/cityfact/berlin.asp   (2574 words)

 Germany Online: Information Services: Publications: The Week in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the Bundestag's decision to support the conclusions of a government-appointed commission, the Palace of the Republic, built on part of the palace grounds by the East German government, is slated for demolition.
As with all of Berlin's historic center, the palace was on the eastern side of the city.
Serious talk of reconstructing the city palace began almost immediately after the fall of the wall in 1989, and it quickly became a point of controversy.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/info/publications/week/2002/071202/misc1.html   (782 words)

 Germany Country Guide - Resorts & Excursions - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After the city was occupied by the four post-war victorious powers, the two halves diverged even more as West Berliners broke away from their past and embraced the idea of a new, intensely western, Americanised city.
Berlin is not just an industrial city but also a cultural and scientific capital with several universities.
As with so many features of this once divided city, it is all too easy to attribute symbolic significance to the ‘Ku’damm’, for, in a sense, it is the embodiment of the glitzy materialistic West.
www.columbusguides.com /data/deu/deu140.asp   (1235 words)

 Germany Info: Information Services: Publications: The Week in Germany
The palace was the residence and focal point court life of the royal Hohenzollern dynasty for nearly five centuries, and still holds a place in the heart of many Berliners who remember it.
What is today known as the Berlin Palace began in 1443 as a castle then called the “Zwing Coelln,” the construction of which began under the auspices of Elector Friedrich II.
In July 2002, the Bundestag voted to demolish the Palace of the Republic and to reconstruct the historic facade and Schlueter Courtyard of the Berlin Palace.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/info/publications/week/2005/050311/misc3.html   (691 words)

 Berlin, Germany 2000
It's famous because this used to be the main entrance to the city and the route the king used to go to his hunting grounds in the Tiergarten.
Potsdamer Platz is an area of the city that was once one of the widest section of Berlin Wall.
After it was torn down there was a lot of land in the middle of the city ripe for redevelopment.
www.gagme.com /greg/vacation/2000/berlin   (740 words)

 A Fox's Home
TWIG - With his bushy orange tail, a fox has trotted his way into the hearts of Berliners and visitors to the German capital alike by acting more like a domestic pet than a wild animal during frequent forays onto the city’s famous Alexanderplatz square.
For months, city officials and curious observers assumed that the fox retired to greener pastures during the day to sleep off his late-night city adventures.
Berlin’s fox is of course not the only animal in recent year’s to covertly challenge the Berlin Bear for official city mascot.
www.echoworld.com /B05/B0504/B0504Fox.htm   (301 words)

 Hotel Palace Berlin in Berlin, Germany
The Hotel Palace Berlin is, located in the heart of the city between the Berlin Zoo and Europa-Center, the famous shopping center.
Join the Berliner Stadtring motorway (A100) in the direction of the Zentrum (city centre), leave the urban motorway at the Spandauer Damm exit.
The drive to the Hotel Palace Berlin is on the right immediately after the tunnel ends.
www.hotel-rates.com /germany/berlin/hotel-palace-berlin.html   (481 words)

 © Wolkenkuckucksheim - Cloud-Cuckoo-Land - Vozdushnyi zamok, 2_2002
Thoughts about the meaning of Berlin as a future location for the government became symbolically overloaded within the discussions about a design of the “heart of Berlin Republic” the city was supposed to become.
One answer for me might be quite obvious: if one doesn´t take the old palace as an urban misfortune or a spatial obstacle a priori, the fundamental spur and basic incentive to prevent a re construction, is lacking.
Yet, what the heck: if our thoughts about city and architecture won´t radiate from the major core, the spatial form – beyond its historical settings – not as ultima ratio but as quintessence, as source of all our arts, we won´t find toughness and depth within our judgements.
www.tu-cottbus.de /BTU/Fak2/TheoArch/Wolke/eng/Subjects/subject022.htm   (2255 words)

 Sportpalast located in borough of Schoeneberg
Further down the Kleist Strasse is the new building-erected in 1962 -of Urania Berlin, a cultural society.
The society, founded in 1888, was Berlin’s first institution for popular education and now has 12,500 members.
Of the 1,600 acres of land devoted to the pursuance of the many sports which West Berliners enjoy, the Sportpalast is perhaps the most famous arena.
www.theberlinobserver.com /schoeneberg.htm   (804 words)

 Mesothelioma - PALAST DER REPUBLIK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) is a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree, and on Schlossplatz (formerly Marx-Engels-Platz).
It was built on the site of the old Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace), which was demolished by the GDR authorities as a symbol of Prussian imperialism.
The carcass of the building was opened for visitors in summer of 2003, and a group is campaigning for temporary use of the building to be allowed until it is destroyed.
mesothelioma.me.uk /Palast+der+Republik.html   (255 words)

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