Eastern Germany offers the heart of German urban culture and society in Berlin, in addition to vast green spaces in the areas surrounding it. And history is prevalent; the region was Ground Zero for major World War II events as well as the following Cold War.
Berlin, the country's capital, is as fast-paced as it is modern and known internationally for its hedonistic culture. However, it's more than just nightlife that draws visitors. It's a newly emergent city that's still reconnecting as it returns from the fall of the wall in 1989. The city still features the old and new, with eastern parts of the city still resembling a pre-World War II look and several impressive churches still standing, such as the Nikolai Church, which traces its origins to the 13th century.
For old mixed with new, the Brandenburg Gate has symbolized the city since its construction in the late 18th century and is relevant and striking today as yesterday. The city also features all manner of culture with theaters, operas, museums and galleries, as well as several universities. And when the day turns to night, visitors to the Kurfurstendamm find cafes, shops and clubs.
There's a lot more to the region than just Berlin, of course. Thuringia is known not just for its history—names like Martin Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach are synonymous with the region—but for offering green, leafy regions as well as grown-up infrastructure. Meanwhile, the Unteres Saaletal National Park offers thrills and beauty with its green trails.
But wherever your travels in Eastern Germany take you, enjoy the well appointed properties we feature when your day of travels is done.
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