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The revitalized city of Berlin has reimagined itself into a cutting-edge destination, while still retaining mementoes of its unique history. Like a phoenix, Berlin rose from its ashes, bonding its once divided East and West sectors once more. The result is a contemporary European capital city just waiting to show you its most important landmarks and hidden secrets.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
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.
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.
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.
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