About Art and Design in Berlin
Berlin is a city with over 300 galleries, museums and theaters. It has numerous parks, gardens and city markets. In addition to German, over 200 languages are spoken in the city. Finally, Berlin is a designated UNESCO city of design.
From 1961 to 1989 the city was divided into two by the Berlin Wall. The nation of Germany had been split into two after the defeat of Germany at the battle of Berlin, which ended World War II. To prevent the expected mass exodus of East German citizens to the west, the wall was erected. Upon the fall of the Berlin Wall, West Germany and the German Democratic Republic were reunited. The previous title of capital city was taken back from Bonn and given to the city of Berlin.
Christmas is celebrated on the 24th of December.
Politics & Economy
Germany is run by a coalition between the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). In Berlin, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and The Left (Die Linke) controlled the city government from 2001 until 2011, when a coalition between the SDP with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) took power and the Pirate Party won its seats in German state parliament.
The Berlin mayor is Klaus Wovereit.
Marlene Dietrich, Brothers Grimm, Rudolf Steiner, Bertolt Brecht, Katarina Witt
CSD parade , Carnival of Culture, FUCK parade, Berlin Film festival, Berlinale, Feta la music
DDR Museum, Stasi Museum, Pergamon, Bode, Deutsche History Museum , Currywurst Museum.
Holidays & Festivals
October 3rd is Reunification Day.
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