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Germany is one of the leading countries in Europe and contains a wealth of historical treasures. Cosmopolitan Berlin is one of the world’s most cutting edge cities, attracting artists and immigrants and undergoing massive changes since the fall of the Wall. You can wander through the streets and amongst the buildings that have played such prominent roles in 20th century history, and cap your time off by visiting some of Berlin’s outstanding museums.

Munich is another highlight as Bavaria's capital and the home of Oktoberfest. It is also notable for its excellent Pinakothek galleries and the scientific Deutches Museum. Nearby are the German Alps and the world-class Neuschwanstein Castle. Other clusters of castles can be found scattered across the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. 

The Romantic Road is covered with picturesque churches, villages and walled cities. Of these, Rothenburg is the most famous – a beautifully preserved (and heavily touristed) medieval town. 

The former Eastern Germany is still mostly poor and struggling to recover from decades of Communism. Dresden is the highlight of this region (not including Berlin) with its outstanding Zwinger museum complex and rebuilt Frauenkirche.

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I love shopping in Berlin.  Great quality clothing. 
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Dachau, like Auschwitz or Birkenau, is a sobering and saddening experience beyond compare ... Dachau, I think, was the first concentration camp ... conveniently close to Munchen ... it is smaller than many other camps built later but this is where it started ... as you enter its gates you are frozen with shock and the true import of the holocaust sinks into you ... the 'systematic' nature of the atrocities is what shocks most and Dachau is a prime example... how could humans possibly do this to each other while still being able to live and enjoy otherwise normal lives ... there is a wonderful essay by George Steiner that talks of a concert hall in Munchen where, at the time, people could be sitting and enjoying Mozart while, at the same time, screams of people being put on trains for Dachau could be heard there... something about human nature that can aspire to beauty and life in the thick of misery and death ... and there is Chomsky's argument too that human atrocity is inherent, nothing new in it by way of time or geography, almost every nation across history has inflicted the grossest barbarism on others ... and though the signs at the camp read 'never again' ... globally, things continue, with a variety of atrocities, not just physical or political but also economic and social ...
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