Skip from Communist-era grit to commercial glamour on city breaks to Berlin, an anything-goes capital buzzing with cultural curiosities and all-night clubs.
Its two sides now united, Berlin gives you double for your money. In the west, the crumbling, bombed Memorial Church still stands tall. Eastwards, the shimmering TV Tower pierces the skyline like an upturned stiletto. Cobbled streets and groves of lime trees lead to the centre's honey-hued Brandenburg Gate and glass-domed Reichstag parliament.
Best of Berlin city breaks for...
- Romance: Fancy sailing off into the sunset together? For lazy escapades, cruise along the Spree river and drift dreamily past picturesque palaces and pretty shaded parks.
- Shopping: Plunder Berlin's cheap-as-chips flea markets to unearth treasure troves of affordable trinkets and bargain deals on Communist memorabilia.
- Nightlife: Berlin city breaks are fuelled by frothy pints of German beer in dimly lit bars so drink up! Even Berlin's bog-standard, weeknight parties last till dawn, whether the venue's a deserted warehouse, sweat-soaked bunker or stylish club.