Berlin, the capital of Germany, is among the 16 states of the country. It is located by the north east of the Germany, on the River Spree banks, and is also considered as the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan region. Berlin climate records an average annual high of 13.36 degrees Celsius, or 56.05 degrees Fahrenheit, average low of 5.88 degrees Celsius or 42.59 degrees Fahrenheit, with a daily mean of 9.73 degrees Celsius or 49.52 degrees Fahrenheit.
What to see & do
Berlin is known for the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag building, Museum Island, Pergamon Museum, Topography of Terror, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Zoological Garden, Charlottenburg Palace, Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin Cathedral, and German Museum of Technology, among others. The Berlin Wall functioned as a barrier from 1961 to 1989. It was constructed by the German Democratic Republic or GDR, East Germany. The wall has also been referred to as the ‘Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart’. The oldest and best known zoo within all of Germany is the Berlin Zoological Garden. It has entertained an estimated three million visitors in 2013, and has around 1,500 different species and 20,500 animals within the zoo. The Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin or German Museum of Technology is Berlin’s museum of science and technology that houses vast collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum has an extensive railway collection, aircraft, and inventions of computer pioneer Konrad Zuse.