In the shadow of the wall, Leisa Tyler sleeps in former KGB offices and discovers cafes, galleries and museums.
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Barely a brick remains but in the shadow of the past, inspiration and creativity thrive in 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.