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Top 8 Interesting Facts about Berlin

Fragment of East Side Gallery in Berlin
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Fragment of East Side Gallery in Berlin

Here are several interesting facts about Berlin that support its status as a large and culturally significant European city. Some of these are quite surprising, so keep them in mind the next time you’re in the German capital.

  • In terms of total area, Berlin is one of the largest cities in Europe. The capital of Germany could fit 9 cities the size of Paris in its territory.
  • Berlin has as many as 1,700 bridges, which makes it a worthy rival of the spectacular Venice.
Berlin
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Berlin
  • Berlin is similar to Venice not just in the number of bridges, but also in that is has a total of 180 km of canals. This is why this mighty city can also be explored on a boat.
  • Europe’s first ever traffic light was built in the city’s Potsdam Square in 1924. A copy of it remains in Berlin to this day.
  • Berlin has more museums than annual rainy days – 175.
  • It’s the world’s only city with three functional opera theatres. These can fit over 4,400 people at a time. Furthermore, Berlin also has 150 theatres and concert halls designed for various stage events.
Brandenburg gate (Brandenburger Tor) on October 4, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It's an 18th-century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Brandenburg gate (Brandenburger Tor) on October 4, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It's an 18th-century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin
  • Berlin has more zoo animals than any other city. In the past, due to being divided, the city had two zoos, which still operate in different parts of Berlin.
People trades food in annual traditional Christmas fair in Alexanderplatz
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  People trades food in annual traditional Christmas fair in Alexanderplatz
  • The city has around 6,500 restaurants, 550 ice cream parlours, 2,800 sandwich shops, 225 bars, clubs and other food, drink and entertainment venues. Here you can find culinary heritage from all around the world. Berlin is a true food and entertainment capital!

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