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Berlin is a worthy rival to London or Paris in terms of history, art and culture. The city's highlights include the restored Reichstag Building with its magnificent glass dome and the stunning Pergamon Museum.
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Warnemünde is a seaside resort near the harbor entrance to Rostock, one of the city-states that formed the medieval Hanseatic League. Originally a fishing village turned spa and resort. Explore the old Cold War hot spots and view the Brandenburg Gate, restored to its original magnificence. Or, stroll along the Kurfurstendamm and take coffee in a local cafe. Warnemünde is also your gateway to Mecklenburg and the German countryside.
Points of Interest
- Brandenburg Gate/Reichstag
The Brandenburg Gate was formerly used to represent the separation between East and West Berlin. Nearby, the Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament, one of Berlin's most historical landmarks.
- Checkpoint Charlie/Berlin Wall
Checkpoint Charlie is the famous Berlin Wall crossing point. To the west you will find surviving pieces of the real Wall.
- Jewish Museum
The largest Jewish museum in Europe, The Jewish Museum Berlin symbolizes the Holocaust and chronicles the history of the Jewish community in Germany from the Middle Ages to today.
- Museum Island (Pergamon)/Berlin Cathedral
A complex of five museums sites between the Spree River and the Kupfergraben, including the Pergamon Museum. On the island is the Berlin Cathedral, the cathedral served as the mausoleum for Prussia's kings.
- Holocaust Memorial
A poignant and powerful landmark, the monument is an everlasting symbol of the struggle of modern day Germany coming to terms with its turbulant history. This place of hope in the heart of Europe and Germany's capital features 2,711 concrete slabs also described as a "forest of pillars."
- Schwerin Castle
For centuries, Schwerin Castle was the home of the dukes and grand dukes. Set idyllically on a small island, it currently serves as the seat of the state parliament.
Eight hundred years of history have shaped this "Gateway to the North," considered one of Germany's most beautiful Hanseatic cities, with gabled houses, massive gates, and awe-inspiring churches.
- Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Sachsenhausen was one of the most notorious death camps of the Nazi empire, and a training center for SS soldiers. The camp was liberated by Allied troops in 1945.