Stepping out from his stomping grounds in Melbourne's leafy east and hipster inner north, Cam Hassard has spent seven years in Berlin
Berliners love to party big, and eat big.
Don't miss the city's memorials, the grand music halls or the currywurst at Curry-Bitch.
Here are the nine things you should not miss in Berlin.
Don't expect much, and you will be sure to find a kind word for this underdog.
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.
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.