Welcome to Kitchener-Waterloo
The adjacent cities of Kitchener (formerly called Berlin, due to its Germanic origins) and Waterloo are as different as they are alike. Although prettier 'uptown' Waterloo has some nice sandstone architecture, two universities and the largest community museum in Ontario, neither city is particularly exciting. The best time to visit is festival time, when the twins come to life – Oktoberfest here is the second-largest after Munich, Germany! Otherwise, just pass through on your way to Elora and Fergus, St Jacobs or Stratford.