The German city of Berlin is the country’s capital.
It could very much be described as a ‘cultural capital’, although politics, media and science (particularly medicine) are also key aspects of what makes Berlin the city it is.
Amongst the notable architecture of the city is the Brandenburg Gate, which now appears on German Euro coins. It is an iconic landmark of Berlin.
At the time LMS was writing, the Friedrichstraße was renowned in Berlin – a bit of a legend in 1920s societal circles.