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Quotes about Berlin

“Berlin! Berlin! Wir fahren nach Berlin!.” (“Berlin! Berlin! We’re going to Berlin!”)
( A Chant during the World Cup in 2006. Also usually chanted by supporters of the DFB-Pokal-finalists before the final in Berlin.

“Berlin ist arm, aber sexy.” (“Berlin is poor, but sexy.”)
(Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor, in a television interview, 2004)

“Wir wollen, dass Berlin reicher wird und sexy bleibt.” (“We want Berlin to become richer and stay sexy.”)
(Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor, summarising successful coalition talks following the municipal elections of 2011)[1]

“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin.”
(Hiroshi Motomura, US Law professor, 2004) 

“The greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.”
(David Bowie, singer, on 1970s Berlin)[3]

“Berlin ist mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt” (“Berlin is rather a part of the world than a city”)
(Jean Paul, writer, 1800)[4]

“Berlin is a pulsing, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighborhoods, iconic history all around, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world … an excellent place to set up camp and make a great record.”
(R.E.M. who recorded their new album in Berlin, 2010)[5]

“Du bist verrückt mein Kind, du mußt nach Berlin.” (“You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.”)
(Franz von Suppe, composer, 1800)[6]

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