Berlin Conference of 1884-1885

Source: François Maréchal - Le Frondeur (Liège, Belgium), 20 December 1884

Here was a famous building: the Reich Chancellery. It was here that the famous Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 took place. That was a major milestone in the geography and history of Africa. The conference took place on Saturday, November 15, 1884 at Bismarck’s official residence here on Wilhelmstrasse. The main dominating powers of the conference were France, Germany, Great Britain, and Portugal. They remapped Africa without considering the cultural and linguistic borders that were already established. At the end of the conference, Africa was divided into 50 colonies. The attendants established who was in control of each of these new divisions. They also planned, noncommittally, to end the slave trade in Africa. Leopold II got a very good deal on one side out of it. He got Congo and the very mineral rich area Katanga. He also got his deal to get access from Congo to the Atlantic to be able to export all the goods "harvested" in the colony. 

More information

Comments Statistics

DE | | Public | Dutch

Things to do in surrounding




Choose from more than 40 activities:

Route search

- RouteYou Selections -


Discover the most beautiful and popular trails in the area, carefully bundled into appropriate selections.

Sights nearby


- RouteYou Selections -


Discover the most beautiful and popular attractions in the area, carefully bundled in appropriate selections.

Destinations close by


Plan your route

With RouteYou, it's easy to create your own customised maps. Simply plot your route, add waypoints or nodes, add places of interest and places to eat and drink, and then easily share it with your family and friends.

Route planner

Route planner

This place of interest on your website

<iframe src=";" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Try this feature for free with a RouteYou Plus trial subscription.

If you already have such an account, then log in now.

More than 8,500,000 routes

More than 15,000,000 users

More than 4,200,000 points of interest


Kerkstraat 108

9050 Gentbrugge, Belgium

Follow us

Download the free app


Marketing & sales

General queries

© 2006-2024 RouteYou -