Over the course of this tour, we’ll explore the origins of Berlin, from a humble Slavic village to one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our tour begins at Pariser Platz in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, one of the main symbols of the city. From Pariser Platz we continue through Berlin’s historic center, passing the Reichstag, visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and taking in other notable historic sites of this area. We will stroll down Unter den Linden and through streets that have seen rulers and governments come and go. Depending on the day, we may make it as far as the Gendarmenmarkt, the Berliner Dom, and the newly constructed Berlin Palace. At the end of our time together, we’ll be better able to "see" the invisible layers of this most remarkable city, and discuss what may be in store for Berlin in the 21st century.