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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)
Interfilm 31st International Short Film Festival: Running from 10-15th November, Berlin's 31st International Short Film Festival will screen 500 films across seven cinemas to bring the world of shorts to Berlin. Check the full festival programme for a great way to explore international cinema in bite-sized chunks in between sightseeing and other touristic activities.
Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt (Kulturbrauerei)
Berlin in December means Christmas Markets and nowadays there are dozens to choose from. One of the most beautiful is the Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in Prenzlauer Berg's Kulturbrauerei which is dedicated to the Nordic-Scandinavian countries. Visitors can warm up with Swedish glögg, buy gifts, eat the obligatory German sausage and bunker up on plenty of festive spirit.
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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