At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. In this today’s post, our destination is Germany’s capital, Berlin.
Berlin has been chronicled as a key settlement in Germany since the 13th century, and a regional capital in various states that have constituted its surrounding area since the 1400s. Its history since German unification in 1871 is rich and turbulent, as capital of Imperial Germany until the end of the First World War, of the cultural active Weimar Republic afterwards, and then as the Third Reich until its fall in 1945. Damaged by war and divided into east and west by the infamous Berlin Wall (still visible in parts of the city) until its fall and German re-unification in 1989, Berlin has come through decades of upheaval as one of Europe’s (and the world’s) most exciting, prosperous and culturally rewarding cities, as well as an important state capital.
With a population of 3.5 million people in the city proper and 4 million in the urban area overall, Berlin is one of the largest centres in the European Union. Architecturally varied and culturally strong, Berlin is a multicultural modern metropolis famous for its festivals, exhilarating nightlife, and national monuments and museums. Among these are the East Side Gallery, a public park and memorial built around the last standing portion of the Berlin Wall, the famous Brandenburg Gate, historic government buildings such as the Reichstag, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, featuring five important state museums. Other key museums in Berlin are the Gemäldegalerie, the Neue Nationalgalerie, and the Jewish Museum.
Berlin’s famed squares include Alexanderplatz, Postdamer Platz, and Gendarmenmarkt. Its zoo is the most-visited in Europe, as are its many public parks, historic palaces and churches, and other sites of interest. It is a major road and rail transport hub in Germany, and its air traffic is currently served by Berlin Tegel Airport, although this aging airport will be replaced by the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, due to begin operations in autumn 2017.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Berlin, Germany.