The Fernsehturm TV tower stands out in the skyline of Berlin
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Berlin is a city that has two distinct sides. Its incredibly rich history and Cold War frontier status alone are worth visiting for, but the Berlin of today is also at the forefront of everything cool and edgy in art, fashion and culture. You can easily balance out a day of sightseeing with an evening of beer gardens, live music and rooftop bars. And with Berlin Brandenburg Airport just 18km south of the city centre, it's easy to visit Berlin for a weekend trip.

Obvious highlights in this vibrant capital city are the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall and the historic Brandenburg Gate. But if you look a little closer, there are tonnes of off-the-beaten-track places that reveal why Berlin has grown in popularity over the years. From lush green parks to lively farmers markets and cool cultural centres, there's no shortage of activity here.

And foodies: you can forget all your preconceptions about German fare. The cuisine scene in Berlin is positively divine. Come and see for yourself!