‘Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin!’
Jack Lang, Former Culture Minister of France, 2001
Berlin is the largest city in Germany with more than 3.7 million residents and second largest in the European Union. Geographically, it's actually huge. To put it into perspective: Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris and geographically the same size as Bangkok. Because of its unique influence within Europe as a place of progressive and new ideas it attracts thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs and students from over 190 countries. The city is an open forum for new ideas and thought to engage with. It really prides itself on being a place that tolerates free expression from the way people dress, to their beliefs. It's a city that constantly joins the old with the new which is reflected all the way down to the architecture of the city.
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