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Sunday May 17th, 2015

Quirky Berlin!

Did you know?

Berlin has the largest population of Turks of any city outside of Turkey.

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Image by Immanuel Giel via Wikimedia Commons

In size, but not population, Berlin is larger than New York City (all five boroughs).

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Image by Nodder (Based on Water map of Berlin) via Wikimedia Commons

The very first movie seen by East Berliners during the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was…”Dirty Dancing.”

 

The Hotel Adlon, located near the Brandenburg Gate and by Unter den Linden, is not only famous for its exorbitant prices, but also because it is where the infamous “Michael Jackson baby swinging incident” took place.

Berlin, due to its historic setting and affordable rates, has become a favorite Hollywood film location. Many celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, have come to love the city’s unconventional atmosphere.

15131467200_b7fdec15ac_zPhotograph by www.GlynLowe.com via Flickr Creative Commons

On any day, you could easily bump into Jared Leto in a flea market or catch Will Smith in a red carpet premiere in Potsdamer Platz.

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Marlene Dietrich, Germany’s most famous actress, is buried in the small cemetery Stubenrauchstrasse in Schoneberg’s Friedenau quarter (U-Bahn: Friech Wilhelm Platz).