Love or loathe its concrete curves, this incongruous Eastern-bloc relic has the best views over the city.
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#02 East Side Gallery
The Berlin Wall was always famous for its graffiti, and now, on the longest remaining stretch, vivid murals record its demise.
#03 Berliner Weisse
Few would argue this brew is one of the world’s best, but since you order it in either green or red it must be one of the most unusual.
#04 The Reichstag
Perhaps Germany’s most famous landmark, this muscular Neoclassical building now has a magnificent glass cupola you can walk round for free.
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Berlin loves its markets, with numerous food markets in each district and several weekly flea markets.
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#06 Hackeschen Höfe
A series of elegant early-twentieth-century courtyards filled with stylish cafés and boutiques.
#07 Berlin Wall Memorial
The only remaining completely preserved section of the Wall forms part of a memorial to all the suffering caused by Berlin’s division.
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#08 Brandenburg gate
Portal to Berlin’s most impressive street and witness to several historical episodes: Napoleon stole the Quadriga; the Soviets built the Berlin Wall around it, then the world watched as the Wall tumbled down beside it.
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The prettiest of a series of fine Potsdam palaces that lie an easy day-trip from Berlin.
Berlin snack bars serve every type of German sausage, but be sure to try Currywurst, their speciality.
#11 Sunday Brunch
Sunday brunch buffets are Berlin’s best hangover cure.
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You can party all night in Berlin’s bewildering array of bars and clubs; world-famous Berghain has been called the best club on the planet.
Full of attractive lakes and wooded nooks, and just steps away from many headline attractions.
#14 Sony center
Spectacular corporate architecture along the former Wall death strip.
#15 Museum Island
This cluster of world-class museums includes the the Neues Museum, with its Ancient Egyptian treasures.
A gigantic, classy department store with an excellent food court.
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#17 Jüdisches Museum
The stunning Libeskind-designed building is a worthy home for this affecting museum.