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Europe: Berlin; a cultural hub

Since the fall of the iron curtain, Berlin has inspired travellers becoming one of the most visited cities in Europe. The city offers much to do and is alive with both culture and history, you’ll find diversity in various forms, from the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie to the Alexander Platz shopping.

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Here’s my top tips on how to send a couple of days in the city.

The Berlin Wall: arguably the most iconic landmark of the city, the Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic in 1961 that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. I spent my afternoon enjoying the graffiti and murals that adorn every inch of space. I also checked out the East Side Gallery, which is a section of the Berlin wall that has its most beautiful murals. Also, the Berlin Wall Memorial is also well worth visiting. It is a memorial to those who were killed when they attempted to cross the wall and provides a haunting insight into how life in Berlin must have been like when the wall was still in use.

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