Tirana, Albania

Tirana, Albania

Whoever goes to Berlin today finds a city that has nothing to do with the decadent charm of East Berlin immediately after the fall of the Wall . If you want to breathe that nostalgic atmosphere, but also genuine naivety and simplicity it would be enough to visit some neighbourhoods in Tirana, Albania. This is what the Dutch newspaper Trouw says, describing the Albanian Capital as a city still looking for its future.

Tourists visiting Albania usually go straight to the coast. Someone head to the mountains that are in the North. Instead, you should stop in the city to understand the history of a country and the Communist era. Just enter the old cafes to see what the country was like then. Also what remains of the fascist period, such as the long avenues and government buildings built by Mussolini.

Source (in Italian):
https://siviaggia.it/idee-di-viaggio/tirana-e-come-berlino-est-dopo-la-caduta-del-muro/