Berlin was not built in seven days - it took centuries to become what it is today: a glamorous metropolis that sets standards both now and in the past. This brand new, full-colour book features 24 historical maps and city views that are detachable for hanging and give insights into urban developments, from the first city wall to the modern underground train system. They also show architectural masterstrokes and document formative cultural-historical moments alongside concise accompanying texts. The different illustrators and artists have cleverly created a mosaic, which not only shows a snapshot but rather connects centuries, by using the techniques and materials of their times in high value reproductions. The history of this metropolis can surely not be retraced quicker and more memorably than in this unique book.