Famous for its museums, palaces, galleries, trendy cafÃ©s, and vibrant nightlife, Germany's capital Berlin is a massive city with heaps of things to see and do.
Although badly damaged in WWII, it has been rebuilt into a cosmopolitan, modern metropolis, especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Following this major historical event, the city has grown into a bustling cultural center. It is a filled with fantastic museums, art galleries and historical churches, and its modern landmarks give it a sophisticated charm. Known as a youthful city, Berlin is also favored by holidaying families, as it is home to two zoos and an aquarium.
Fashionistas can spend days strolling the city's shopping streets, while night owls from all over the world are attracted to what is one of Europe's biggest clubbing scenes. Most visitors get from one district to another by taxi, but it is also possible to explore by bus, tram and underground.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. It is a very modern city, easy to get around and with lots of cultural and historical attractions to see. It's also the second largest city in Europe and a hub for commerce, transportation, science and the arts.
No visit to Berlin is complete without aÂ walk along the remains of the Berlin Wall, which is now painted with murals from local and international artists. Don't go looking for "Check Point Charlie" in your stroll though. TheÂ most popular crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War and a symbol of that area is now a tourist attraction located in the "Allied Museum in Berlin-Zehlendorf" outside the city.
A must see site is the Brandenburg Arch, a very impressive monument. It is close to the hotel where Michael Jackson held his baby over a balcony, which is another great photo opportunity. History buffs trying to find the site of Hitlerâs Bunker will discover that it is now covered over with a small park and playground.
Berlin has several excellent museums, like the Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, the Nationalgalerie, and the Bodemuseum. The Berliner Dom, church of the Hohenzollern family stands next to the Altes Museum and has the remains of 90 family members in its vault.
The city also has a lively entertainment scene and is known for having some of the best live music and clubs in Europe. Those looking for some risquÃ© entertainment should visit the world famous Kit Kat Club.
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