Munich or Berlin? Castle or club? Ski or hike? West or East? Why decide? The beauty of Germany is that rather than choosing, you can revel in the contrasts while exploring this country and its many facets. Berlin, always edgy and vibrant, is a grand capital in a constant state of reinvention. At the other end, Munich perches atop Bavaria, the center of national traditions. German-language students travel throughout the country to practice speaking with natives and learn about different aspects of German culture. Germany also abounds with historic sites, from both thoughout European history and of course from World Wars I and II.