There are few cities in the world who have suffered such a deep transformation in recent years as Berlin. The city, once divided by the famous Wall, is now turned into a beautiful and pleasant capital, in which you can hardly notice the former division between Western and Eastern blocs. The elegant neoclassical buildings characteristic from Charlottenburg contrasts with the contemporary architecture of the government district or the Potsdamer Platz. Visitors may pass in a few yards of being in a classic and elegant boulevard to be in an alternative and avant-garde neighbourhood almost without noticing it.
However, Berlin does not highlight only for its architecture and urban design, is also a city of great parks, nightlife and many museums. In 2006 it was chosen by UNESCO Creative City, and in 2009 received the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord.
Berlin, capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, is one of the sixteen Länder. It is located in northeastern Germany near the Polish border. The rivers Spree, Havel, Panke and Wuhle cross the city. With a population of nearly three and a half million inhabitants, Berlin is the most populous city in the country, and the fifth largest metropolis in the European Union.