Stars like Greta Garbo, Billy Wilder or Liza Minelli made it immortal. WWII tested if that’s true. After the reunification, it came back with a vengeance. And now the the L.A. Times calls it the “unofficial guest house (…) for the German government” (more on Wikipedia).
We are “stolz wie Bolle” (proud as the hero of one of Berlin’s famous turn-of-the-century popular ballads)!