Germany offers a wealth of culture and history and many opportunities to better comprehend its troubled past during WWII. A must-do while in the country is to visit the memorials built on the sites of former German concentration camps, for instance the infamous Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. In the region of North Rhine-Westphalia, explore the city of Aachen and the Hürtgen Forest, where two major battles of WWII occurred. The Berlin area (Brandenburg) houses countless historic sites, memorials and museums presenting the story of National Socialism and WWII, such as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. In the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, visit the site of the former development centre of Peenemünde, where the V1 and V2 rockets were constructed. In Torgau (Saxony) you will witness the place where the first meeting between American and Soviet forces took place in April 1945, marking an important step towards the end of the war.