As a thriving metropolis, Berlin is home to a variety of neighbourhoods that offer sightseeing of awe-inspiring historic monuments to thriving nightlife and clubs. A haven of culture and contradiction.
Berlin really is a city of great museums, whether ancient and grandiose at the Pergamon or contemporary at the Hamburgerhof.
Perhaps the best place to start is at the Fernsehturm (TV Tower). Get a sense of Berlin from above and enjoy a unique dining experience in a revolving restaurant. Then try a boat tour on the Spree which lets you hop off at your leisure to take in the city's major landmarks.
Berlin offers classical music and opera lovers some of the world's finest. The Theater des Westens is where Caruso and Maria Callas graced the stage. Not to be missed is the Berliner Philharmonie in Tiergarten.
And do check out one of the many cabaret and comedy clubs around town.
Visitors looking for shopping should stop by Kaufhaus des Westens, with its famous floor of gourmet foods from around the world. 40 cinema screens, museums, and restaurants, are to be found at the Posterdamer Platz - Sony Center, a symbol of the revitalized Berlin.
Berlin is also a city that remains mindful of the horrors in its past. The Memorial to the Berlin Wall, a Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and other historical attractions memorialize the city's divided past and pay tribute to the six million Jews and others who died in the Holocaust.
Be sure to check out the districts for further information of what to get up to in Berlin. As a city with no true centre, you will find your stay is very much characterised by the district you are in.