Originally Posted by Kimberly
Absolutely - a visit to Berlin equates opening up a history book. I think the vibe of the city is best portrayed by the two churces at the end of the Kudamm. On the one hand the Gedächtniskirche, the partially destroyed church from WW II which they left in its semi-destroyed state, with right next to it the modern memorial church. Beautiful. I'm going back to Berlin in a few weeks: any suggestions on things I should go check out?
When in Berlin, the highlight of my trip was taking a 6hour long walking tour through the city. They showed everything and explained why the city looks and acts the way it does. It was a very powerful tour. I would suggest you take a tour like that. Its also a great place to make friends.