Page 8 www.cms-berlin.de TOP 10 BERLIN endash.cap THE MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE TRADE FAIR CITY For the CMS 2015, Berlin is presenting itself as one of the most popular metropolises in the world The German capital is more attractive than ever before: More than 28.7 million overnight something new to experience in Berlin. It is the variety, the contrasts and the seemingly stays and about twelve million guests in 2014 brought Berlin two new tourism records. In inexhaustible possibilities of the capital that excite visitors from all over the world. Exhibi- the year of the 25th anniversary, of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city registered two million tors and trade visitors of the CMS 2015 may look forward to all of this, when they start their more overnight stays than in the previous year. It therefore ranks among the top 3 most expeditions after the close of the fair in September. There are some very astonishing things popular metropolises in Europe, just after London and Paris. The city by the river Spree is to discover. Here are the top 10 of the most extraordinary numbers and facts: setting trends. Sightseeing or scene, gallery or gastronomy, music or fashion - there‘s always (Photos: Messe Berlin) Did you know that...? … Next to Rome, Peking and Mexico … The Quadriga on the Branden- … Berlin is not only the biggest, but … Berlin is the only European city with … In May 2014, Berlin had 817 City, Berlin is one of only four Cities burg Gate, was carried off to France also the greenest city in Germany? more museums than rainy days? On accommodation facilities with in the world housing three UNESCO by Napoleon in 1806? He had the No other German metropolis has average, there are106.3 rainy days per 135,424 beds? 27 hotels are rated World Heritage Sites? Next to the Berlin landmark taken away as a more inner-city parks, forests, mea- year. However, those who assume that at five-star level, and yet, hotel famous Museum Island and the Prus- symbol of the victory over Prus- dows and shrubs. Almost 32 percent visiting one of the about 180 muse- capacities are constantly being sian Castles and Gardens, the Ber- sia in the Battle of Auerstedt. Not of the 890 square kilometres are ums, would only be worthwhile on a expanded: By summer 2016, the lin Modernist Housing Estates have until 1814, after the victory of the green, forest or water areas. 438,000 rainy day are wrong. Berlin‘s museum construction of twelve more ho- been nominated as World Heritage. European Allies over Napoleon, the roadside trees and 2,500 parks and landscape is exciting, vibrant and co- tels of different categories is to be The German capital has also been Prussians took back the copper green areas shape the cityscape and lourful. With more than 440 galleries started. Altogether, they will offer nominated „UNESCO City of Design“, quadriga. Ever since, the Quadriga off er recreation and much of the for classical modernism and contem- additional 3,500 rooms. making Berlin part of the UNESCO is commonly known as „Retourkut- good „Berlin Air“ to citizens and vi- porary art, Berlin is also one of the network of Creative Cities. sche“ (tit-for-tat-response). sitors alike. biggest gallery locations in Europe. … Berlin with its 3.4 million inha- … Berlin never sleeps as there is … Berlin is the number one capital … In 1924, the fi rst electrical traffi c … With an area of 892 square kilo- bitants is not only the biggest, but no curfew? Citizens and tourists of stars? 15 Berlin restaurants were light in Europe was put into operati- metres, Berlin is almost nine times also the most multicultural city in can enjoy the wide selection of awarded by the Michelin Guide on by Siemens at Potsdamer Square? bigger than Paris? The German Germany? Almost 458,000 citizens gastronomic services around the with its highly desired stars. To- From 1924 to 1934, the pentagonal metropolis also has more bridges with a foreign passport call Berlin clock: more than 2,300 bars, pubs gether, they reached 19 stars. In traffi c light tower, regulated the traf- than Amsterdam – a total of 1,700. their home. People from 185 diff e- and clubs, as well as more than the capital, there are fi ve two-star fi c there. A replica of the traffi c light And fi nally, another superlative: the rent nations live in the city, including 11,200 restaurants, cafes and ice and ten one-star restaurants. can still be seen there today. KaDeWe (department store of the 41,000 Poles and 105,000 Turks. cream parlours. West) is the biggest department store in Europe. MASTHEAD Publisher Editorial Content Advertising Messe Berlin GmbH Messe Berlin, Wolfgang Rogall Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. 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