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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)
Running for ten days from the 9 - 19 February, the world famous 67th Berlin International Film Festival is spread across 20 venues, creating a cosmopolitan cultural hub that attracts artists and celebrities from all over the world. The extensive programme offers something for everyone including kids, film buffs and those looking for a one off experience. https://www.berlinale.de/
The Bauhaus Archive
Numerous documents as well as photographs, design items and revolving exhibitions provide a comprehensive view of the infamous Bauhaus legacy and its importance to modern-day design. If you get stuck, audio guides and tours are on hand to help you find your way, and the gift shop is stocked full of everything you might need to turn your home into a Bauhaus original. www.bauhaus.de/en/
Teufelsberg (German for Devil's Mountain) sits atop a manmade hill in West Berlin and was purpose built by the allied forces using rubble at the end of WWII. Used as a listening post by the U.S. during the Cold War, a trip to the area is an eerie reminder of Berlin's very recent divided history.
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