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Happy Birthday Berlin! Here's a Giant Map

In honor of the city's 775th anniversary, a team of artists is painting a map on a central square.


Berlin is turning 775 this year. To celebrate, a team of eight artists are creating a giant city map in a central square. The 2,500-meter map will be at a scale of 1:775. When it opens on August 25, visitors can walk on top, pointing out their home and office to friends. A photo, below, by Thomas Peter of Reuters.

A map of Berlin from an atlas published in 1851. Image via pio3 /Shutterstock

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.