52 suburbs Berlin

Around the world in 52 suburbs: Berlin

Turning her lens on the 'coolest city on the planet', photographer Louise Hawson is touched by small reminders of Berlin's horrific past and the larger-than-life characters of its decadent present.

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Nhow hotel's bar.

Post-punk meets pink

Berlin's legendary music and club scene are complemented in a new hotel that strikes a chord with Michelle Wranik.

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German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany. Photograph by Getty Images.  SHD TRAVEL FEB 12 BERLIN.  DO NOT ARCHIVE.

Lure of the bleak city

It's impossible not to warm to Berlin — even when there's a chill in the air, writes Adriaane Pielou.

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When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

Keys to the cities

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

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