Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

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Explore Berlin on an European cruise and visit historical sites, art galleries, and museums. Berlin can feel like the exception among Europe’s capitals. While Rome, London and Paris emerged as important cities under the Roman Empire, Berlin wasn’t established until the thirteenth century and only became a significant commercial center in the nineteenth. During the century and a half that it has been on the world stage, its history is almost unbelievable. This was a city that was synonymous with the glittering excesses of the Weimar Republic and then served as the capital of the Nazi regime. For 45 years, it was divided by an infamous wall, with half its citizens living in communist East Germany while West Berlin was an island of capitalist and western values located behind the Iron Curtain.

 

In 1990, Berlin resumed its role as the capital of a unified Germany. For the visitor today it’s an intriguing, vibrant city. While devastated by bombings in World War II, its museums are still filled with cultural treasures. Thoughtful memorials and museums acknowledged the darker moments of its history, though it is the city’s restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries that tend to impress most visitors. Explore historical sites like Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral, and Reichstag on a Berlin shore excursion . Not only is Berlin filled with history, Berlin it enthusiastically embraces its artists and entrepreneurs, creating an exciting atmosphere of possibility.

Top 3: Things to See

1 Brandenburg Gate Built in the 18th, the Brandenburg Gate is an instrumental site in German history. It once symbolized division but now symbolizes peace and unity.
2 Berlin Cathedral See the inside of this breathtaking Cathedral on a visit to Berlin. Take a tour of the Cathedral to learn about the history or hike up over 260 stairs to see an incredible panoramic view of the city.
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Potsdam Square Once an area next to the Berlin Wall, now Potsdam Square is a new modern neighborhood filled with restaurants, shopping and theatres.

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