The reunited city of Berlin, once again the capital of Germany, has enjoyed a make-over: after dark times during Hitler and the Cold War, the 21st century's Berlin has earned a reputation as Europe's new Cool Capital, with its new skyscrapers, hip clubs, and fashionable boutiques. Truly, Berlin is moving with confidence into the future, thanks to the optimism exemplified by the Berliners who survived their city's destruction during WWII and its split into East and West Berlin.

Stroll along the Kurfuerstendamm, and enjoy this magnificent, fascinating city, where many world-renowned composers have worked and performed throughout the centuries.

Visit these charming cities in the eastern part of Germany, the world of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn, Telemann and Handel - as a matter of fact, Bach spent 27 years as Choir Master at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where he is buried. Leipzig's musical reputation reached its peak in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Schumann worked in Leipzig, and Wagner was born there in 1813. The Leipzig Conservatory (founded by Mendelssohn) became one of the world's best-known musical academies.

Dresden will delight you with its spectacular art and architecture, reflecting the spirit of the Baroque. The Frauenkirche, the most important Protestant church in pre-war Germany, is today completely rebuilt, stone-by-stone; it was dedicated in December 2005.


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