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02.10.2015

25 years German Reunification on 3rd October 2015


October 3rd marks the “Day of German Unity” ever since the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and West Germany reunited in 1990. Since then, the day is celebrated as a public holiday. Background Following World War II, the area that was Germany was divided into four military sectors controlled by France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union. On May 23, 1949, the sectors controlled by France, the read more…

 
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17.05.2015

Citystay Travel Tips: Berlin’s History Part I


Photograph via Pixabay Berlin is one of the most historically exciting and interesting cities in the world. Here at Citystay Hostel, we believe that one must know everything about a city’s past to thoroughly enjoy it’s present and even it’s future. So for this Citystay Blog post, we’ll be giving readers a breakdown–a cheat sheet, of sorts–of part 1 in Berlin’s fascinating history. Berlin is the capital, as well as read more…

 
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17.05.2015

Citystay Travel Tips: Berlin’s History Part II


Want to know more about Berlin’s intriguing history? Check out Part II of Citystay’s Berlin History special!     Under the 1944 London Protocol, the Allies divided the city into four parts: the Northwest (Wedding and Reinickendorf) was controlled by France, the West (Charlottenburg, Tiergarten and Spandau) by Great Britain, The Southwest (Zehlendorf, Steglitz, Wilmersdorf, Tempelhof, Kreuzberg, and Nuekolln) by the USA, and the East (Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Treptow read more…