Germany's capital Berlin dates back to the 13th century, and the city had a turbulent history during the last century. Reminders of the city's past include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall. Divided during the Cold War, the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
Berlin's system of U and S Bahn trains, trams and buses allows you to easily travel throughout the city. The flat terrain makes walking around the city effortless. A bicycle tour is also another simple way to explore the city, while a relaxing cruise on the River Spree is a must.
Berlin has undergone many dramatic architectural changes, from the stately buildings of the past to the ultra modern designs of today. Art and culture is everywhere. Museum Island has many exhibitions to enjoy, and the artwork of the East Side Gallery contrasts with the grandeur of Charlottenburg Palace. Berlin is truly a city that never sleeps, offering endless places to eat, drink and party around the clock.