To think of Berlin as a dreary city still struggling to escape the shadow of its communist past is to do the German capital a great injustice. Vibrant, fascinating and truly unique – Berlin today is simply bursting with culture, history and a huge array of world-class entertainment.
The contemporary and the historic collide in this wonderfully diverse city. Alongside the world-famous Brandenburg Gate and iconic Reichstag building stand incredible feats of modern architecture like the dazzling Sony Tower at Potzdamer Platz. The remaining Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery and infamous Checkpoint Charlie border crossing are unsettling, yet fascinating, reminders of the city’s troubled history. Cycle around stunning El Retiro park then quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of Bavarian beer in a sundrenched garden. Admire artistic treasures on Museum Island then relax in a deckchair at Strandbar Mitte urban beach. Sip cocktails at a cosmopolitan bar in Charlottenburg before grooving to techno beats in hip Prenzlauer Berg.