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Berlin's Landwehr Canal offers the perfect walking tour of Germany

Europe has some of the most walkable cities in the world, and that is certainly the case with Germany tours. In particular, Berlin is one of the best places in Europe to explore on foot, and there are certain areas that stand out above the rest. While spending time in Berlin during you tour of Germany, make a point to walk along many of the city's famous canals. The excursion will give you a newfound appreciation of the Berlin's often overlooked gems.

One of the best such walks in Berlin is along the Landwehr Canal, which stretches more than 6.5 miles along the Spree River. Aside from being a nice respite from the busy city streets, walking along the tree-lined canal brings you to some of the lesser publicized highlights of Berlin, according to New York Times Travel. Depending on when you're there, you can stop by one of the many vendors located along the canal. Among the most well-known is the Nowkoelln Flowmarkt, where you can purchase everything from home-drawn comic books to intricately designed jewelry.

Aside from getting a taste of the local culture, a walk along the Landwehr Canal also brings you face to face with many of the city's most interesting pieces of architecture. For one, you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful Fraenkelufer Synagogue, which dates back to 1913. You can also cross the Admiralbrücke, which stands as one of the city's most iconic bridges. Once you've come to the end of the relaxing stroll, you can put the perfect finish on the day be relaxing along the banks of the canal with the many other travelers who have chosen to do the same. 

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