Sights across the ages
Museum Island is home to five of the city’s best museums, including the iconic Pergamon. You can come face-to-face with more recent history too, with Checkpoint Charlie and graffiti-strewn chunks of the Berlin Wall still standing. With its glass dome, the restored Reichstag is one of the most photogenic attractions, while the Brandenburg Gate looks most impressive at night.
There are over 400 art galleries in Berlin, with the Old National Gallery having the lion’s share of works by Monet and Renoir. But simply strolling the city can be an artistic experience. More and more tech companies are calling this capital of cool Home, which alongside pop-up shops and guerrilla dining, shows off the city’s hipster side.
Most wonderful time of the year
Come Christmastime, Berlin goes all out with over 60 seasonal markets on show. The Cathedral provides a spellbinding backdrop to Gendarmenmarkt, while Neukölln Rooftop Market throws in sky-high views with your shopping. Make sure you indulge in Germany’s finest festive fodder – beer, baked goods and bratwurst.