Berlin, the capital of Germany and the country's largest city, is also a major center of politics, culture, media, and science. Noted for its cultural flair, Berlin is home to the world famous Berlin Opera and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, while its diverse art scene encompasses hundreds of galleries, events, and museums, including those on Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It doesn't take long to realize Germans are crazy about hiking. No matter that most live in apartment buildings in sprawling cities, they are forest people, just waiting for their chance to escape back into the woods.
Berlin is home to more than 170 museums and galleries, many of them housing the finest and most important art collections in the world. If you want to treat yourself to a day of culture in the German capital, check out this overview of the best museums in Berlin, from historical exhibitions, to modern art collections.