Every corner of Berlin is bursting with historical significance, just like many European cities. What sets Berlin apart from places like Rome and Athens though, is that a majority of Berlin’s rich history is relatively recent. In many of our lifetimes the city stood divided by a huge concrete wall and just a few decades ago the Berlin that the world knew was leveled during World War II. With such a rich recent history it is truly fascinating to explore. Just a day drive from any installation in Germany makes it a perfect destination for a long holiday weekend. When you are there, be sure to visit these five must-see sites. Spread throughout the city, they are all easy to get to with Berlin’s excellent and easy to use public transportation system.
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