Despite its divided and turbulent past, the capital of Germany emerges as one of most interesting cultural destinations in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. From Prussian palaces to Starlinist architecture, from the Museum Island to over 200 art galleries, this dynamic city has everything you need for a memorable vacation. Known for its diverse art scene and tolerant nightlife, Berlin also attracts young artists, writers, and underground musicians from all over the world.
Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafés, clubs, bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin's architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. (Berlin Wikitravel)