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Berlin, Germany

Posted March 10, 2010 to photo album "Berlin, Germany"

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Berlinale, Movie City takes a visit to Europe.

Berlin | City in Transition
Berlin | City of Neighborhoods
Berlin | City of Films
Berlin | City of the Movie Business
Berlin | City of Film Production
Berlin | City of Film Archives
Berlin | A City in the Movies
Berlin | City to Wander
Berlin | City of Neighborhoods

Berlin | City of Neighborhoods

In the 13th century, the city of “Berolina” was first recorded for posterity––the name was believed to come from a Slavic word meaning “swamp.” Located in eastern Germany, Berlin was founded on a marshy terrain of the German plains, an area that provoked the novelist Stendhal to snipe, "What could have possessed people to found a city in the middle of all this sand?" Divided for decades after the Second World War, the current city is composed of 12 boroughs, each with very different neighborhoods or “Kiez.” David Hudson, in his article “Berlinale Goes Kiez,” show how the Berlin Film Festival has attempted to reach the ‘hoods.