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Brandenburg Gate | Remains of the Berlin Wall | Olympic Stadium | Berlin Zoo | Jewish memorial | Wall museum |
Edgy, full of character, multi-faceted and compelling, Berlin is all these things and more.
Germany’s capital is a city apart, and one you won’t forget in a hurry. People talk about how the city has been a hub of political goings on and the epicentre of historical happenings for hundreds of years, and they’re not wrong. It’s been divided by the Iron Curtain, torn apart by the Second World War; it’s been at the forefront of innovations in technology, art, and music – the list goes on.
Come for the history, for the trendy art scene, for some hardcore clubbing, or just to relax and take in the sights: it’s all on offer here.
Oktoberfest purists may feel slightly uneasy celebrating in Berlin rather than Munich, but all the important elements are present and correct. Big tents, brass bands, roasted meat and freshly brewed beer, surrounded by lots of jolly, drunk Germans. Revels run until 16 October. (Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, http://www.schaustellerverband-berlin.de/oktoberfest-berlin.html)
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
In Berlin, fashion week isn't about big brands, swanky parties or runway extravaganzas. Instead, experimentation and accessibility are the buzzwords as designers examine new ways of previewing their collections. 2015 hosted fashion films alongside 3D printed collections, this year keep an eye on the three biggest trade shows; Panorama Berlin, Show & Order and Seek to stay a part of the action.
Fairy Tales at the Tadjik Tearoom
As the temperatures drop to a Baltic sub zero, head indoors to The Tadjik Tearoom on Oranienburger Tor. This Soviet gem serves teas, pierogi, blini and pelmeni housed in a stunning building steeped in history. Every Monday from 7.30pm guests are treated to a Soviet fairy tales read by professional storytellers. A real treat for cold ears.
A little piece of Bali by way of Berlin is exactly as heavenly as it sounds. This massive oasis of tranquillity offers eleven saunas and steam baths, massages and all manner of other treats designed to restore your wellness and regenerate your energies, right in the middle of the city. Guests can either buy hourly packages or day passes to fully immerse themselves in this heavenly getaway - if they can stomach the material free' house rule. https://www.vabali.de/online/
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