Berlin, Germany was once a torn city. Today's attractions, events, and urban vibrancy has added much to the charm of this once-separated capital city. Known today as the cultural hub of Germany, this town has roots dating back to the 13th century. Some landmarks still remain, hinting at the city's tumultuous times however, this provides the visitor with an unprecedented look into history and how division has not only shaped a country, but how it has been mended together as a new entity in the intervening time. Berlin flight packages can have you taking in the cityscape in no time. Book car rentals in Berlin ahead of your arrival to ensure availability. Berlin hotels can be booked separately or as part of a vacation package.
Vacations to Berlin would not be complete without sightseeing tours. The city is brimming with places to see, such as the remains of the Berlin Wall. Many chunks still lay where they fell, covered with decades-old graffiti. This monument is a testament to the growth and experience of the human spirit. When you have had your fill of the city, Potsdam's Gardens offers a quiet respite from the bustle of downtown Berlin. To top off your visit, plan to see the Berlin Philharmonic in a sophisticated evening out on the town.
The German-American Festival has been called something of a mix between Disney© and a county fair, which makes it the best of both worlds. Concerts, fair food, carnival rides, and a reconstructed Old West town make up the bones of this festival. The Berlin Marathon hosts athletes from around the world and also brings in vendors selling various wares and cuisine to attendees. Berlin Fashion Week makes for a viewing of outstanding designers and their current masterpieces, complete with the occasional supermodel sighting.
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