Berlin has over the past few years, stood at a crossroads, as it is like no other city in the world, being for over half a century a symbol of the world’s division in two opposing systems. Today, it owes its cultural dynamism and atmosphere to the fact that both West and East used the city as the shop window for their respective ways of life. Once again, as capital of the new Germany, it is in the world’s spotlight. Since the reunification of the country, vast sums of money have been spent restoring Berlin to its former glory as indeed, the heart of the pre-war city was in the former Eastern sector; the cathedral, the University, the cafes of Unter den Linden, plus much more.
Whilst on this tour you cannot help but experience the feeling you are part of the history and spirit of change sweeping the former eastern bloc, with so many events very much within our own memories. The standoffs at Checkpoint Charlie, President Kennedy’s "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, and of course many of us remember exactly where we were in 1989 when the Berlin Wall finally fell.