The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Head to the famous Brandenburg Gate (or “Brandenburger Tor”), constructed in the 17th century and rebuilt in the 18th century, to behold the ultimate symbol of freedom for Berliners. They rallied around this historic landmark during the revolutions that occurred just before the Berlin Wall was finally torn down in 1990.
Other Fun Things To Do
- Remnants of the Berlin Wall offer a chilling reminder of the tormented past this divided city once faced. You can see for yourself the harrowing messages and graffiti left by Berliners on wall sections that are located in the Allied Museum and Freedom Park in Berlin.
- A visit to the Reichstag, which means “diet” or assembly, is an absolute must. It was the home of German government from 1894 until 1933, and has been the home of modern Germany’s parliament since 1999.
- For a glimpse of the unbridled opulence of German palaces, go to the baroque palace Schloss Charlottenburg. Stroll through the immaculate palace gardens, known as Schlossgarten, and soak in the splendor of German royalty with views of the Oak Gallery, Oval Hall, and King Friedrich I’s bedchamber.
Get A Taste Of Local Flavor
Micro brews are king in Germany. Everywhere you turn, there’s a unique brew worth sampling. Meat lovers will delight in the various wurst, or sausage, selections Berlin has to offer, from bratwurst (ground pork and spices) to blutwurst (blood sausage) to currywurst (venison spiced with curry). Berliners are a must have for dessert. These traditionally northern German doughnuts are filled with jam or cream, and topped off with powdered sugar or icing.
Shopping For Bargains
Fashionistas have a wide range of options to explore in Berlin serving everyone from thrifty bargain hunters to upscale designer seekers. For distinctively German fashion, don’t miss Flagshipstore. Casual wear designs here are unlike anything else you’ve seen, and there are plenty of choices for both men and women. Pick up souvenirs at Ach Berlin, where practical items are creatively fashioned into fun souvenirs anyone back home would love. Handcrafted items can be found at Die Imaginare Manufaktur where wicker and ceramic items are all made by hand.
As part of the European Union, Germany's official currency is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveler's checks are also widely accepted.
Weather in Berlin (Rostock), Germany
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