|Vacation in Germany for Education Team|
Berlin is the capital city and also one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the second most populous city in the European Union and a major destination for tourists from all over the world. People take vacations in Germany for any number of reasons, but most people manage to fit Berlin somewhere into their schedule.
In example: an artist may wish to visit the many traditional and contemporary galleries in Berlin, a nature lover at a Hotel Thüringen for vacation may choose to stop in at Berlin for a night in a nice hotel and an education team may wish to check out some of the great museums and libraries of Berlin.
Berlin can be found in eastern Germany only about 70 km from the Polish border. There is a temperate climate in Berlin with an average in winter varying from -0.4C - 1.2C and an average in summer of 16.7C - 17.9C. The cityscape of Berlin has changed over time due to the changing political circumstances. After reunification in 1989 and the fall of the Berlin wall the city has got a new lease of life and has had to work out a brand new identity for itself. There is some great architecture in Berlin from a number of different time periods. Probably the most famous monument in Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate, appearing on German Euro coins and a famous sight all over the world. The Reichstag building is also worthy of a visit - the traditional seat of German government was remodeled in the 1950s by the famous architect Norman Foster who created a wonderful glass dome structure that is worthy of its stature.
Berlin is a vibrant modern city as well as a historical curiosity, and many young artists and musicians call the city home. Everything from classical music to electronica and punk rock has managed to find the right venue and coexist in Berlin. Art galleries are all over the city, and with 153 museums as well a visitor could never complain about being bored. There are over 50 theatres in Berlin as well, with three main opera houses and regular appearances by symphonic orchestras from all over the world. There are also seven symphony orchestras that are native to Berlin and play there regularly.
Some people don't like going on vacations to big cities because of problems with transportation and congestion. Language differences can also sometimes be an issue, although nothing that a couple of German courses (www.alemania.ch) wont fix. A holiday in Germany (Urlaub in Deutschland) doesn't have to be that way due to the implementation of highly complex transport infrastructure, especially in the city of Berlin itself. Berlin has a great bike lane system in place, a link to regional train networks and a fantastic motorway and bridge system for cars. This means that taking a holiday in Berlin can be relatively trouble free and it is possible to get around the city easily. There are many great destinations in Germany that travellers should see, and many great hotels in Munich and other cities. However, Berlin is the city that truly has something for everyone.