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A microcosm of the diversity and modernity of Germany, Berlin is a welcoming and vibrant place where all interests are catered to. Newcomers to the city should start their Berliner experience at the Brandenburg Gate, which, more than anything symbolises the last century of German history and the eventual re-unification of the country in 1989. Immediately south of the building stands the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe. An emotional monument to the horrors committed by the Nazis during World War II, the rectangular stone beckons a moment of reflection. For further information on this dark part of history, head to the Topography of Terror just south of the memorial. Whilst in the area, visitors should also pay a visit to the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, which used to be one of the few border crossings between East and West Germany during the Cold War, and now is a poignant reminder of the absurd division that cut through the city for over 40 years. For lesser known historical sights, head to Treptower Park and see the gigantic Soviet War Memorial, or venture, through guided tours, up to the top of the now-abandoned Teufelsberg –or Devil’s Mount, from where you can gaze across the Berlin skyline and the surrounding woodlands. If by now you feel like you’ve had your fill of modern history, head to some of the trendier parts of the city. On a sunny day, hang out in the vast Tempelhof, a former airport and now an overgrown, impromptu park in Berlin, pretend to be a local in one of the bars and cafés in Kreuzberg or head to the Berlinische Galerie in the Mitte-area for a spot of modern art. Alternatively, you can also ramble through the Tiergarten or go shopping in the grand KaDeWe in Kurfurstendamm. Berlin is a vast urban space, and the further you venture into it, the more you discover. Every area has its own charm and sights and you will never be far from something captivating or truly unique. Examples of this include the abandoned dinosaurs in Spreepark and the Hall of Mirrors at Clarchens Ballhaus as well as the Tajikistan Tea Room near the equally stunning Pergamonmuseum. Every day, Berlin bids you wilkommen to your very own adventure.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/