Explorations of Germany's capital city offer insights into the country's chaotic past and a taste of its thriving present. Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial to see the surviving portion of the barrier that once divided the town, then head to the Brandenburg Gate, which has come to symbolize the city's reunification. Nearby is the seat of German government, the Reichstag, where you can enjoy views from inside the building's glass dome. Most tours stop at Charlottenburg Palace, situated amid an expansive garden, as well as Bebelplatz square, home to Humboldt University, the State Opera House and an underground installation that honors the authors who were silenced when Nazis burned their books in 1933. Learn about the Holocaust at a memorial to the lost Jews of Europe, and revel in more than 6,000 years of history in the five museums on Museum Island. After browsing the shops along Kurfurstendamm boulevard, duck into a pub for a bratwurst and beer.
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