Berlin is an extremely eclectic city
, with two distinct historic stories which can still be seen in almost every aspect of the city, from the design of the buildings to the eponymous traffic lights. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and take in some of the historic monuments
from the Brandenburg Tor and the Wall to the Reichstag and Check Point Charlie.
The two halves of the city East and West couldn't be further apart. The West has a plethora of museums, galleries and opera houses
while the East has quickly developed an atmosphere all of its own, with chic clubs, trendy cafes and a jovial feel
Berlin has become more and more famous for its nightlife
over the last two decades. Today, it is one of Europe's most exciting locations!Why not visit...Museum Island
The five museums that comprise Berlin's famous Museum Island
are located between the Spree River and the Kupfergraben. The ornate and enticing group of museums started with King Friedrich Wilhelm III who commissioned the construction of the Royal Museum - now the Altes Museum - in 1830. The museum was built to allow the general public to view the royal art treasures of Germany
.The Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. It is probably the most well-known landmark
in Berlin, and now stands as a symbol of the reunification of the two sides of this great city. Also take a stroll north to the famous Kulturforum - a collection of cultural buildings, characterised by its innovative modernist architecture.