In the booming 1920s and 1930s the area was the epicenter of the city. After the war and during the Wall years it was a no man’s land. This is where Berlin is quite artificial and the only reason to go there is to receive a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (well, you can also visit the Kulturforum or the Philharmonic). Every city has its Times Square or Piccadilly Circus where tourists flock “just because”.
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