Berlin is no longer the city it was. For over a decade, it has barely been off the lips of those who have explored this cutting edge metropolis interwoven with superb art and architecture. The sheer extent of Berlin's cultural treasures is startling. It has some of the greatest art collections of classical civilization, from the hauntingly beautiful head of Nefertiti to the staggering Gates of Pergamon. The Gemaldegalerie’s collection of paintings is as good as any in the world. Berlin is home to entire tribes of today's artists and contemporary galleries.
Berlin’s architecture is formidable and a product of the city’s dense history. The city is peppered with architectural styles. The Reichstag nods to powerful, neoclassical architecture and long-forgotten empires, while its thoroughly-modern dome, and almost space-age Bundestag, were designed by British architect Norman Foster. Then there is the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind, and away from the city centre, the glittering Schloss Charlottenburg with its beautiful gardens.
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