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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.
Bearpit Karaoke (www.bearpitkaraoke.com) speaks to what modern Berlin is all about. Come 3pm on a Sunday afternoon, a mobile sound system is set up in Mauerpark and locals take their turn at the karaoke mike. Sing well and they'll cheer, sing badly and well
Bearpit Karaoke is well named.
Cinephiles will love the International Short Film Festival Berlin, happening from 10 to 15 November. Around 500 short films are on show, spanning categories including documentary, eco films and political shorts. For more information visit http://www.interfilm.de/en/festival2015/home.html.
The Agora Collective is a bustling, creative pot well-suited to its Berlin home. Part co-working hub, part art platform, part events space and part café (because even the most dedicated world-changers need a coffee break), the space spread over five floors is never short on thought-provoking exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions. Check the website for the site's current programme. agoracollective.org
It's a half hour train journey from Berlin's centre, but Grunewald feels like another world. Hire a bicycle and admire the suburb's magnificent houses, before going off-road into the Grunewald forest. It's the largest green area in Berlin and dips and rises around pine trees and shimmering lakes. Pack a picnic and a swimming costume and make a day of it. www.visitberlin.de/en/spot/grunewald
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