Germany’s capital city, Berlin, is the country’s largest city and is known for being vibrant, modern, and an extremely livable city. Since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the city has been known as a bohemian paradise. One of the best characteristics of Berlin is its art scene, which boasts to be one of the best in the world, and it is also known as the cultural capital of Europe. The city is a good place to live because of its large apartments at considerably low prices, as well as delicious food that satisfies anyone’s taste buds.
Apart from having a low cost of living, Berlin is also known for its rich history. The entire west side of Berlin is described to be from another era, with antique bookshops and cold grey stone steps. Meanwhile, Berlin’s east side is known to be the modern part of the city, which can be seen on the interior of its architectures, as well as in the graffiti outside the apartment houses. The city is also set up with bicycle lanes, allowing for people to ride bicycles everywhere. More importantly, the locals of the city are also known for being warm and welcoming, making up for the concern that the city is dominated by memoirs brought about by the war and the destruction it has brought to the city.
But, seeing present day Germany removes fears of the wartime’s effects on Berlin. Although the people and the city itself have been shaped largely by its daunting past, this has served to have a positive effect on the city, rather than being a hindrance to its development. The city has been serious with its environmental awareness campaigns, and it has also been successful in significantly reducing the number of “squats”.
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