Germany has a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history which can be seen in the smaller picturesque towns throughout the country. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. As well as art and culture, travellers can explore huge tracts of forests and discover the many castles along the Rhine.