Last Updated: 6th Jun 2012

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/mattyvcontiki">Matt Vernick</a>, Tour Manager, Europe</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>The capital city of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/germany">Germany</a> delivers a swirling mix of art, history and culture sewn together into a young, exciting and vibrant city that is still sprouting from its ancient roots. In spite of all its history and status, Berlin has a feel of a city that is still searching for its true identity.</p> <p>The city is a major draw card not only for people from outside of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/europe">Europe</a>, but also young Germans who converge on the city for its liberal feel and outstanding nightlife. Culture vultures simply cannot get enough of their time here as they walk amongst the streets, buildings and monuments that have borne witness and pay tribute to a tumultuous past whose events and repercussions molded almost the entire 20th century. Shop-a-holics also will not be denied as the range of shops and departments stores in the city is off the wall.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/history-berlin">History</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/sights-and-attractions-berlin">Sites and Attractions</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/art-and-culture-in-berlin">Art and Culture</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/nightlife-berlin">Nightlife</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/shopping-berlin">Shopping</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-berlin">Food and Drink</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/concerts-and-events-berlin">Concerts and Events</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/berlin-airports">Berlin Airports</a></li> </ul>