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Relaxing on one of Berlin's urban beaches (© www.visitBerlin.de)

The lighter, brighter side of Berlin

by gill19

Destination: Berlin

The German city is renowned for its world-class art and modern architecture… but did you know about its urban beaches, canals and exotic Balinese gardens? This is the fun side of Berlin

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Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

Berlin: the best of times, the wurst of times

Destination: Berlin

Berlin proves to be more than just a decadent delight of bars and clubs for a bunch of lads on tour

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For many years marred by the ugly concrete wall, the Brandenburg Gate, is now free and open for everyone in Berlin to walk around and enjoy.

Berlin: out of the shadow of history

Destination: Berlin

Berlin, more than anywhere else in Europe, has borne witness to the momentous events of history. While the intrigue of the past remains, this revitalised German city is an effortless place to visit

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Berlin skyline from the Reichstag

Berlin: three days, three very different things to do

Destination: Berlin

Find out how both 20th-century art and the gay community gave Berlin its unique identity by spending three cultural days in the German capital

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Up against the Berlin Wall

There is more to Berlin than the wall

Destination: Berlin

Relics of the Cold War that divided Europe, great museums, home brewed beer, heavy metal bars and the birthplace of the doner kebab - Berlin's got the lot

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A little bit of Cuba on Oranienbuger, QBA II

Walking the Berlin Wall

Destination: Berlin

Germany: Berlin is an all dancing, all singing, vibrant city, sadly with a turbulent history. Taking a few hours out and walking the Berlin Wall is 'living history' and well worth the effort

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Treufellschwein

Shopping in Berlin: boutique hopping

Destination: Berlin

There are lots of places to shop in Berlin, but trendy Mitte is one of the most dynamic areas, full of designer stores and independent boutiques...

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Berghain - Berlin's big boy

Nightlife in Berlin: go clubbing

Destination: Berlin

Some tips on getting hedonistic in Berlin - Europe's party capital

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Volksbuhne, Berlin

Nightlife in Berlin: getting cultural

Destination: Berlin

Berlin's cultural life is vast and a lot of fun. Here's a guide to some of the highlights and events...

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Memorial at the site of Checkpoint Charlie to the East Germans who died while attempting to cross the Berlin Wall during the Cold War

No escape from Berlin's free market

Destination: Berlin

You'll find the entrepreneurial spirit of Cold War-era Berlin alive and well on a visit to the near-mythical crossing point at Checkpoint Charlie

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