Enter Berlin, capital city of Germany and new home of the modern Bohemian lifestyle. Famously described by German politician Klaus Wowereit as "Arm, aber sexy" ("Poor, but sexy"), thousands of foreigners flock to Berlin year after year to begin new lives and experience this amazing postwar capital city and center stage of the Cold War. Its recent history of division from the Berlin Wall, the reunification of East and West Berlin has resulted in a contemporary, highly tolerant, pioneering, and young metropolis at the forefront of both European and German politics and economy. In recent years, however, Berlin's reputation as a city for 'starving artists' has been diminishing and the influx of foreign investment and apartments in Berlin means that this city will be changing face with the coming decades, bringing it up to par with other, more developed European capitals such as Paris or Moscow. Proof of this development can be seen in Berlin's popularity as continental Europe's start-up capital, also due to its cheap rent and ease of founding new ventures.
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