B E R L I N
Berlin was left in smoldering ruins after the allied bombing campaigns of World War Two. As the city was recovering and rebuilding, the cold war again brought the city to its knees; this time with a nearly 100 mile long wall snaking through the city, dividing neighborhoods and splitting up families. However, from these hard times and devastation, the city has reunified, grown, and reclaimed its role as the capital of Germany. Berlin today is a city of culture, a city of art, a city of fashion, a city of history, and a city of vibrant life.