Berlin is for me a deeply inspirational city. This is not the sultry, film-like atmosphere of seduction as in Paris spannung.
In addition, there are perhaps not those adrenaline lumps that Manhattan succeeds into visitors. However there’s something different that’s unique to metropolises. That seems more intense and goes further.
Traditional Berliners may possibly be entertained by a gloomy perspective of their city, but to my mind, modern Berlin appears to move its way into the future with an optimism and willingness that is indeed rarely seen elsewhere. This is not Silicon Valley and also not the money-bombing monster London. It really is: a model town. Despite her painful history, she could be a version of just how to bring the modern universe into life.
Berlin, the town of tragedy, cruelty and suffering, an island that has been a island for decades to get years, hardly ever more closely linked to the rest of the continent for a place station with the ground, today leads Europe into a civilized globe , open, generous future. What’s
it that Berlin is on its way to happiness?
Partly, it’s to accomplish for this barbarous and difficult history. No where in the world are the cases of political vision, tyranny, oppression, and human mistake so obviously visible. Anybody walking through the roads of Berlin will be educated of the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, even when this city was a center of excellence. Bismarck also spoke of the Popular phrases which Germany shouldn’t function as “schoolmaster” from Europe – here you can find everywhere the classes of background:
Try to become the center of the world, and you will find your city fragmented and divided. Living here sometimes feels like you are swimming in an aquarium of the past.
Other great cities conceal the evils of their history. Berlin shows her with amazing courage. The city “conveys its wounds as stars,” as Virginia Woolf already wrote about London, when it was shot by the German air force in 1940. Berlin today gains its wonderful dignity by accepting on a very elementary level a past which must be left behind.
The historical stratification of this city allows you to experience what you remember. For example, my encounter with the young Internet entrepreneur Simon Schäfer, who has opened a “mill” for start-ups on Rheinsberger Strasse. It is not enough for him to look out of his new building over the former course of the Wall. In his office, one of the chandeliers from “Erich’s Lamp-Shop”, the demolished Palace of the Republic, seat of the GDR-Volkskammer, hangs in the heart of the old East Berlin. Thus, not only do past and present intermingle here.
Furious is demonstrated as a chic new apartment house on the banks of the river Spree. It means that a few meters of the wall, which the world 25 years ago wanted to destroy. When Sophia Brandl, a hydrogen-rich beer train from Munich, goes to the “Stadtacker” for gardening, a communal vegetable garden on the former Tempelhof airport, her kohlrabi and potatoes gain additional importance just because they live in Hochbeeten on the former runway for Nazi- Aircraft grow. “There is a good karma here,” says Brandl. “I encounter and find willingness. Peace. I am able to breathe. Naturally, this is a city that has many emotional deserts, but there are such oases every where. This is really a metropolis of chances.