Berlin's Dynamic Mitte Borough
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Berlin Mitte contains the historical heart of Berlin and represents in many ways the real center of the city. Most of Berlin's main sights are located within the Mitte district, as are most of the political institutions and also many media companies. The area around Unter den Linden is Berlin's primary boulevard and represents the very core of the central Berlin Mitte district.

In 2001 the eastern district Mitte was joined with the western districts Tiergarten and Wedding (which has nothing to do with the english word). This can lead to confusion, because normally (but not officially) one says Mitte when thinking about the old district. Tiergarten consists largely of the big central park (in the south), on which borders some political and cultural institutions and the Potsdamer Platz are located and a (rather poor) residential area with a high immigrant population in the north. Wedding is, similar to northern Tiergarten basically a poorer residential district with a high immigrant population and only a few minor interesting things for tourists. See our borough maps.

Mitte regained its position as the main transfer point for Berlin in June 2006 with the opening of the new main station (Hauptbahnhof), a giant palace of glass and steel, which is at the border of Mitte and Tiergarten. Almost all short- and long-haul trains will arrive and depart from this station. Other main public transport stations are Friedrichstrasse and Alexanderplatz.

The Individual Localities (Ortsteile) of Mitte:

Ortsteile: Gesundbrunnen, Hansaviertel, Mitte, Moabit, Tiergarten, and Wedding.

Popular Places to Visit in Mitte:

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