Germany’s capital city is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. A "new" Berlin has emerged since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the city is still constantly evolving. When it comes to creativity, Berlin can compete with every other metroplis in the world. Nowhere else can you find art that is more exciting, theatre that is more radical, more opera productions, or cooler clubs than in Berlin.
There are many different markets attracting both locals and visitors practically every day of the week. One of Berlin’s highlights are the many antique, junk, art, and flea markets. Particularly on weekends, Berlin’s numerous markets invite you to stroll around, rummage and discover. During the Christmas season there are over 50 Christmas markets open seven days a week.
Berlin is a political and cultural capital with a turbulent history which can be experienced in visiting some of Germany's best historical museums.
The National Museums of Berlin are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within the ensemble Museumsinsel, an island in the Spree river in the city center. The Museum of European Cultures is located in the southwestern district Berlin-Dahlem near Freie Universität. A little further from campus, almost in Grunewald Forest, is the Brücke Museum, dedicated to the expressionist art group “Die Brücke.”
Selection of museums presenting special exhibitions: