#01 Fernsehturm

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

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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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#05 Markets

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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#09 Sanssouci

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

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#10 Currywurst

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

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#11 Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch buffets are Berlin’s best hangover cure.

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#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.

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#13 Tiergarten

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.

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#15 Museum Island

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

#16 Kadewe

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.

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