When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, it left a giant empty swath through the centre of the city.
Understated but cool, Berlin is an eclectic mix of glamour and quirks.
Guest access to one of Berlin's most popular bars is a real plus here.
Berlin's food scene once wasn't worth a sausage, but that's all changing in the most mouth-watering way, writes Barry Divola.
Mauerpark, once part of Berlin's infamous death strip, is now at the centre of weekend fun.
It may not match up to the top-tier business class cabins, but there's little to complain about.
This hotel may be a little OTT, but the friendly staff and warm service keep it real.
Understated but cool, Berlin is an eclectic mix of glamour and quirks. River-side bars, posh restaurants and underground clubs; the city is a balance between modern efficiency, grandeur and rich culture. Cruise the city, east to west; wonder through endless halls of museums; explore inner-city graffiti laneways; find gems in the outlying boroughs; but don't miss the Brandenburg Gate or the East Side Gallery.