Germany is a country which has undergone tremendous cultural changes over the last century. Once a country divided, it underwent reunification in 1989 which, of course, culminated in the collapse of the Berlin Wall a year later.
Berlin continues to reinvent itself, which makes it one of the most artistically edgy cities in the country. Some twenty-plus years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the city continues to offer something for every visitor, ranging from beer to fresh bread. Clubs are constantly hopping, cafés are teeming with activity, and some of the world's best museums are housed in this German capital.
Berlin also has the unique distinction of being one of the safest cities in Germany, in spite of its century of upheaval. That allows tourists to explore the singular energy they won't find anywhere else in any other city at night. They are free to explore everything from local artisans to the twinkling of buildings along the city streets at night. Certainly, the historical pull of the city is not to be denied; one of the most powerful attractions is the site of the now-collapsed Berlin Wall, which you can still see part of as you walk around the city.
Munich is not without its delights; the streets and marketplaces vibe with a positive energy that is hard to find elsewhere. As the generally-assumed "seat" of Oktoberfest, Munich offers its visitors an opportunity to explore the wide assortment of possibilities with which to entertain themselves. Among the possibilities include museums, and the Munich residents believe that in spite of its size, Munich is more aptly described as a world village. Certainly, Oktoberfest is the greatest of Munich's attractions; trips to Munich to explore such a cultural adventure as this are not to be missed.
Bremen is proof of the statement that "small is beautiful". Germany's tiniest state - considered by most to be a town - allows visitors to go from red brick buildings to Art Nouveau to the student quarter and then the winding lanes of the medieval era all within minutes. Tourists can drink the local Beck's beer - a favorite, to be sure - and wander through this quaint town from which the Brothers Grimm derived their inspiration.
Whether you choose to rent an apartment in Munich, Bremen or Berlin, it's important to explore where, specifically, you want to focus your energies exploring. It's important to realize what sites you want to explore and where you want to have your "home base", as it were. All three cities have a magical quality; it's merely a question of where you want to begin and stay.
Germany is a country vibrant in both history and culture; it has earned its place as one of the most culturally and historically significant European countries to explore. It doesn't fail to live up to expectations as a travel destination; no doubt, tourists will continue to take advantage of the opportunities to explore this diverse, culturally rich nation.