Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany and is located in the North East of the country on the River Spree. After World War II, the city became divided into East Berlin—capital of East Germany—and West Berlin, an exclave (surrounded by the Berlin Wall from 1961–89) and federal state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Following German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of Germany.
Visit Museum Island, located on the northern half of an island in the Spree river, a complex of five internationally significant museums, all part of the Berlin State Museums, and on the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites. Two not to be missed are the Neues Museum, home to the Egyptian bust of Nefertiti and the Pergamonmuseum, one of the world’s major archaeological museums. Why not take Europe’s fastest elevator to the Panoramapunkt on the 24th and 25th floors of the Kollhoff Tower in Potsdamer Platz. Over in the east of the city is Fernsehturm, rising over 200 metres above Alexanderplatz. The iconic tower is Europe’s fourth tallest free-standing structure and the stainless steel sphere contains a revolving restaurant and viewing gallery.