A collection of interesting facts Berlin, the city has a long history, and has been in considerable trouble, so it should be interesting to read.
And so 15 Top facts:
1. In 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, which, according to Hitler, were to prove the superiority and supremacy of the Aryan race to the whole world. But four gold medals were won by American black athlete Jesse Owens, and Hitler refused to give him a handshake, as well as the rest of the winners from other countries.
2. Interesting facts about Berlin continue: representatives of 184 nationalities live in the capital of Germany, and the largest Turkish diaspora is also here.
3. By area (891, 85 sq. Km) Berlin ranks fifth in the European Union, it is almost 9 times larger than Paris in this indicator.
4.From August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989 Berlin was divided by a 155-kilometer wall into East and West. During this period, 1, 245 people were killed for trying to cross the Berlin Wall.
5. There are 118 more settlements in the world called Berlin.
6. Berlin has 180 km of waterways and 1700 bridges, more than Venice.
7. Another interesting fact about Berlin: Berlin TV Tower Berliner Fernzehturn is the tallest building in Germany, its height is 368m. Also, this tower is one of the tallest buildings in Europe.
8. Among the exhibits of the German Historical Museum is the headdress of the great commander Napoleon, which he lost during the Battle of Waterloo.
9. In Berlin, apartments and flats are not assigned numbers, but the name of their owner.
10. In 1878, the first public toilets in the world were installed in Berlin. They were mainly intended to get rid of drunk coffee, therefore they were called "Caf Achteck".
11. The first traffic light in Europe was also installed in Berlin at Potsdamer Platz in 1924. In 1997 a copy of it was created and installed in the same place. The height of this traffic light is 8, 5m.
12. The public transport fare system is designed for respectable passengers. There are no ticket restrictions at the entrance and exit, and tickets are purchased in advance at the departure station.
13. Berlin is home to the world's largest chocolate museum, the Schokoladenhaus Fassbender & Rausch.
14. Since 1991 Moscow and Berlin are twin cities.
15. Berlin is considered a green city. The area of green squares and parks in it reaches 5500 hectares. But despite this, according to opinion polls, Germans believe that Berlin is the most polluted city in Germany.