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Holiday apartments in Berlin are a great starting point for your German adventure. Berlin has a fascinating and complex history that continues to evolve today and this is demonstrated in the immensity and grandeur of both its old and modern attractions. From the monolithic columns of the Brandenburg Gate to the futuristic glass towers and parachute-pavilion of the breathtaking Sony Center, Berlin provides a striking sense of the convergence of old and new. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the division between East and West Berlin was phenomenal, and to this day the rifts can still be seen in places.
Berlin is probably one of the most striking places in Germany for tourists to witness the vivid architectural divide between Soviet-bloc buildings on one side and a Western European feel on the other side. Checkpoint Charlie is also a fascinating monument which stands as a monument representing the division Berlin faced at the time. Berlin’s Holocaust Museum is a reminder of the dark history directly preceding the division of the city. This is truly a city full of memories. When U.S. President John F. Kennedy declared that the whole world stood with Berlin, and that he, too, was a citizen of Berlin, he touched on the essence of the city. Of course, the precise words that he used – “Ich bin ein Berliner” – drew affectionate chuckling from the crowd because they literally meant, “I am a Donut.” Named after its home city, the Berliner is a tasty treat that can be found at bakeries throughout the city and you must try it whilst staying in a holiday apartment in Berlin. If you find yourself wanting to explore the German history further, the cities of Dresden and Nuremberg are both extremely diverse and offer a great holiday in Germany.
Kreuzberg is a fascinating, yet increasingly bohemian neighbourhood with a strong café culture and plenty of things to do at night. This area is also a focal point of Turkish immigrants, which allows visitors to enjoy delicious kebabs, schwarmas and honey-drenched baklava. The bi-weekly Turkish street market by the river is a splendid affair featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, Turkish spices, treats and knick-knacks. Pick up some delicious food here to prepare in the privacy of your self catering Berlin accommodation. From Kreuzberg, leave your holiday rental property for a bit and climb up into the Viktoriapark to find a gently sloping hill, shady trees providing relief from the hot summer sun, and a superb view of the city. Berlin’s nightlife is world famous - there's something for everyone in Kreuzberg, Mitte or Friedrichshain, particularly in the summer when nightlife meets culture in various open air events across the city. Wherever you decide to stay, you are sure to enjoy the magic of this unique city.
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