The capital of Germany is paved with cobblestone streets dating back 750 years, but at the same time it is gloriously modern. For nearly 30 years, Berlin was really two cities: East and West Berlin, with an impenetrable wall between the two. In 1989 all that changed. The wall came down, reuniting the two parts of the city. Since that time, Berlin has been not only reborn, but also reinvented. The action (sights, restaurants and nightlife) is now found in eastern Berlin. Much of the new city is already in place: parliament sits in the renovated Reichstag; Potsdamer Platz, once leveled to a field in the Wall's death zone, is now a bustling quarter with shops, restaurants, a theater, a film museum, and a casino; and the city's world-class collection of European art has been reunited in the Gemaldegalerie. Art lovers should check out the various warehouse art galleries and the graffiti on what is left of the Berlin Wall. This revitalized Berlin has been called the "New York City" of Europe.