Love or loathe its concrete curves, this incongruous Eastern-bloc relic has the best views over the city.
The Berlin Wall was always famous for its graffiti, and now, on the longest remaining stretch, vivid murals record its demise.
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 beers.
Perhaps Germany’s most famous landmark, the muscular Neoclassical building of the Reichstag now has a magnificent glass cupola you can walk round for free.
Berlin loves its markets, with numerous food markets in each district and several weekly flea markets.
A series of elegant early-twentieth-century courtyards filled with stylish cafés and boutiques.
The only remaining completely preserved section of the Wall forms part of a memorial to all the suffering caused by Berlin’s division.
Portal to Unter den Linden, 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.
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.
Sunday brunch buffets are Berlin’s best hangover cure.
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.
A vast park full of attractive lakes and wooded nooks, and just steps away from many headline attractions.
Spectacular corporate architecture along the former Wall death strip directly on Potsdamer Platz.
This cluster of world-class museums includes the Altes Museum with it antiquities collection, the Neues Museum with its Ancient Egyptian treasures, the Pergamon Museum with the world-famous Pergamon Altar.
A gigantic, classy department store in Berlin City West on the Ku'damm street with an excellent food court.
The stunning Libeskind-designed building in Kreuzberg is a worthy home for this affecting museum on the history of Jews in Germany.