A full-colour pictorial tour of the capital city
This book takes you on a full-colour pictorial excursion through Berlin on the River Spree. As the new capital city of Germany, Berlin is now an exciting, newly designed metropolis. In his introduction. Jack Lang, former French Minister of Culture and avowed fan of Berlin, writes: "Berlin is more than just a capital; it is one of the most striking symbols of contemporary history. It does not so much enchant you as hold you in its grip. You cant pin Berlin down or find any common denominator, for it evades any attempt to minimise its diversity. Berlin is a will 'o the wisp that thrills the senses, a cosmopolitan city that serves as a laboratory for ideas and experiments. It belongs not only to its residents but to all who feel bound to it in some way. We are all Berliners!
You will start your tour of the metropolis at the sparkling new Potsdamer Platz complex, continuing through the new government quarter, the Reichstag, historic Berlin, Unter den Linden, Friedrichstrasse, the Gendarmenmarkt and the ever-popular boulevard of Kurfürstendamm.
You can use this book both to prepare for your own trip to Berlin and as a travel guide. With its wealth of fascinating background information and its informative introduction, it provides a valuable souvenir and, with its multilingual texts, an ideal choice to accompany you through this cosmopolitan city.