Being in Berlin: The 12 most beautiful cities in the world (according to Die Welt)

Walking along the last remaining piece of the Berlin Wall on Friday, I was a little disturbed by this billboard advertising Die Welt city guides. I had to take a picture of it.

It says: “Visit the 12 most beautiful cities in the world.”

It lists them:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Berlin
  3. Rome
  4. Paris
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Munich
  7. Venice
  8. London
  9. Hamburg
  10. New York
  11. Vienna
  12. Milan

I realize it’s just stupid ad for city guides, but I found it a little odd that: A) All, but one of the most beautiful cities (New York) are supposed to be in Europe, and B) Four of these cities are German-speaking; three are in Germany. Call me overly sensitive, but that’s a cocky statement if I have ever seen one.

What about Sydney, Cape Town, San Francisco, or Hong Kong, to name a few?