The welcome gets even more official at the start of day one proper when the Queen will be the guest of President Joachim Gauck at Bellevue Palace before travelling by boat along the River Spree for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have arrived at Berlin Tegel airport #QueeninGermany pic.twitter.com/p3AAPLw5Dq— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) June 23, 2015
The visit is being seen as highly significant with an increased focus on the Queen's overseas travel as she approaches the age of 90. The fact that Germany has been chosen for this State Visit is seen as important and testament to the relationship between the country and the UK.
The Queen has previously undertaken State Visits to Germany in 1965, 1978, 1992 and 2004 #QueeninGermany pic.twitter.com/tFS4AH23wB— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) June 23, 2015
And that bearing witness will be extremely poignant on Friday when, as the visit reaches its last day. the Queen and her husband visit the Bergen-Belsen memorial site to lay a wreath. That day will also see them return to the Brandenberg Gate which has featured in some of the most symbolic scenes in recent German history.
There will be plenty of State Visit staples in the three day tour as well including a State Banquet on Wednesday night at Bellevue Palace and a Garden Party hosted by the British Ambassador in Berlin on Thursday. As the Queen begins her fifth State Visit to Germany, every moment will be history in the making.