Brandenburger Tor and the Berlin Wall – Berlin
This fascinating city has something for everyone, and is not to be missed! The Brandenburger Tor is one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks and at one time was used to separate the East from the West; it now stands as a symbol of the unity of Germany. The Tor was built in the 18th century, and the design was based on the Acropolis in Athens. Another of Berlin’s historical landmarks is the Berlin wall – it was mostly demolished in 1989, when the city was brought together as one. A visit to the longest surviving piece of the wall at Friedrichshain is a must, as is a trip to the famous Checkpoint Charlie, and the Mauermuseum to see an exhibition on the wall that divided the people of the city, from 1961 to 1989.
The Islands and Architecture of Stockholm
Stockholm is a city that will take your breath away – a hive of activity, spread across 14 islands which are linked by bridges. Needless to say, it's home to some of Europe’s most stunning architecture. Head to the Old Town, Gamla Stan, to take in the Storkrykran Cathedral – built in the 13th Century this ancient and beautiful building is home to unique treasures, and was the place of the Royal Wedding of Prince Daniel and Princess Victoria in 2010. Continuing with the Royal theme, visit the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace – this Baroque-style palace is the residence of the royal family of Sweden, and this impressive building must really be seen to be believed!