A walk through time
Wherever you walk in the city center, you will see reminders of the past, and celebrations of the restoration of this ancient city. Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most well-known landmarks. It once stood in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, in a kind of ‘no man’s land’ between East and West Berlin. When the wall came down, the Gate was restored to its former glory, and now stands as a symbol of the city’s rebirth. The famous Hackesche Höfe is the largest example of courtyard-based architectural division in Germany. A series of eight interconnected courtyards is home to endless cafes, restaurants, residences and businesses, all nestled against the backdrop of carefully restored and artistic construction.