#01 Fernsehturm

Love or loathe its concrete curves, this incongruous Eastern-bloc relic has the best views over the city.

Things to do: Television Tower, Berlin, Germany.© Sean Pavone/Shutterstock 

#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.

#02 East Side Gallery

#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.

#03 Berliner Weisse

#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.

Things to do: Reichstag, Berlin, Germany.© SD Fotografie/Shutterstock 

#05 Markets

Berlin loves its markets, with numerous food markets in each district and several weekly flea markets.

Old ornaments found in flea markets© Vincent Kwon/Shutterstock

#06 Hackeschen Höfe

A series of elegant early-twentieth-century courtyards filled with stylish cafés and boutiques.

#06 Hackeschen Höfe

#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.

Things to do: Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany.© Andreas Juergensmeier/Shutterstock 

#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.

Things to do: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.© Patryk Kosmider/Shutterstock 

#09 Sanssouci

The prettiest of a series of fine Potsdam palaces that lie an easy day-trip from Berlin.

Things to do: Grapes terraces and Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany.© Stavrida/Shutterstock 

#10 Currywurst

Berlin snack bars serve every type of German sausage, but be sure to try Currywurst, their speciality.

Things to do: Traditional German currywurst, served with pommes.© KarepaStock/Shutterstock 

#11 Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch buffets are Berlin’s best hangover cure.

Things to do Berlin: Brunch eggs and typical german knoedels. Germany.© Pierre-Antoine Foulquier/Shutterstock

#12 Nightlife

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.

Things to do: The Berghain club, Berlin, Germany.© illpaxphotomatic/Shutterstock 

#13 Tiergarten

Full of attractive lakes and wooded nooks, and just steps away from many headline attractions.

#13 Tiergarten

#14 Sony center

Spectacular corporate architecture along the former Wall death strip.

Things to do: Sony center, Berlin, Germany.© EzgiO/Shutterstock 

#15 Museum Island

This cluster of world-class museums includes the the Neues Museum, with its Ancient Egyptian treasures.

#15 Museum Island

#16 Kadewe

A gigantic, classy department store with an excellent food court.

Things to do: Kadewe store bronze sculpture, Berlin, Germany.Kadewe store bronze sculpture © Richard Visnak/Shutterstock 

#17 Jüdisches Museum

The stunning Libeskind-designed building is a worthy home for this affecting museum.

#17 Jüdisches Museum

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