Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.
As Berlin prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the great divider, Michelle Griffin takes a lakeside walk through layers of history.
Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.
Tourism is growing faster in Berlin than any other city in Europe. But not everyone's happy about it.
Berlin has a street treat of currywurst not to be missed, writes Michelle Wranik.
This city just hosted a night we'll never forget. But right now it looks like a bomb hit it.
Louise Goldsbury is bowled over by the charms of the Baltic.
Escape the winter cold of Berlin with a quick dash to the sunny south of France or the Canary Islands.
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.