The vibrant, arty, free
spirited "small town" that just happens to be the gargantuan capital
city of contemporary mainland Europe's (arguably) most influential country.
Full of contradictions and fascination, its cultural cup runneth over, while
retaining a surprisingly cosy & laid back feel.
Berlin was at
centre-stage for many of the most
significant events of the Twentieth
Century, so it's no wonder that it brings memories to life. Yet its unique pendulous swing between power centre and isolation has
also resulted in one of the most active contemporary artistic communities in the
world, now outshining many cities whose touristic reputation feeds from the
romance of their artistic past. This
presents itself not only in galleries, but in the imagination &
individuality stamped on the shops, cafés, public spaces, and especially in its
The large scale must-see
attractions include the Brandenberg Gate, once representing the division but now
at the very centre again. Nearby is
Norman Foster's masterpiece crystal dome of the Reichstag, fully accessible and
offering great views over the city. Then
there's the UNESCO listed Museum Island, on which you can (quite incredibly) see
Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, ancient temples, and Nebuchadnezzar's entire
Gate of Babylon (making the Elgin Marbles issue look a little tame in comparison
if you ask me).
We'll take you round as
much of Berlin as we can squeeze into a
week, and on our tour, as is our style, we'll not only take you to the famous
sights, but also introduce you to quirky idiosyncracies that make life in Berlin
Accommodation & Dining
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