Remembering the Wall, Berlin

Even after nearly three decades, it's hard to comprehend how the Berlin Wall separated the city for 28 years. The best way to examine its role and ramifications is to make your way – on foot or by bike – along the Berlin Wall Trail. Passing the Brandenburg Gate and analysing graffiti at the East Side Gallery, the world’s largest open-air mural collection, the path brings it all into context. It's heartbreaking and hopeful and sombre, but integral to understanding Germany's capital today.