Berlin is well known for having a rich history, a huge range of landmarks, and for its vibrant arts and cultural scene. The government district, which is open to visitors, has the famous Reichstag building, with its iconic glass dome. Past and present sit side by side here, just as the old and contemporary architecture does right across the city. The Berlin Wall, which once divided the city, and the Brandenburg Gate, bear witness to Germany and Europe’s chequered past. At the same time, people flock here from across the world to draw inspiration from everything it now has to offer.