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.
Its military starkness upsets some, but there's no denying the power of this memorial to Soviet soldiers.
Vivid, provocative Berlin is one of the world's great destinations for thoughtful travellers and this year marks 30 years since the fall of its Wall.
There's no better city for street life, contemporary culture and simply soaking up the vibe.
From World War II history to vegan fare, Berlin is a city with amazing food, city beaches and spectacular nights out.
These cheery and cosy apartments are the perfect option when staying in a city built for walking like Berlin.
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.