The German capital strives to go faster than time. That’s what makes Berlin so unique in Germany. Its history and traditions are the present, but its desire for renewal knows no limit.
Berlin has settled, without pretence or false modesty, in the court of the large European centres of power. The formerly divided city succeeded Bonn as the capital of the reunified Germany and is now one of Europe’s most important cities once again.
The Bundestag was re-established under the glass dome designed by Sir Norman Foster, the historical centre was renovated efficiently and Potsdamer Platz, Pariser Platz and Leipziger Platz quite naturally regained their former function. As a centre of technology and services, it’s no surprise that Berlin has an exceptionally vibrant start-up scene.