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You're Going to Love Berlin

Berlin buzzes with an energy unmatched anywhere else in the world. It is a sophisticated metropolis offering chic art galleries, an innovative dining scene, and iconic cultural institutions like the Berlin State Opera.

Berlin is also an edgy center for avant-garde work in music, the visual and performing arts, where nightclubs like the legendary techno dance hall Berghain are packed with partygoers until dawn.

The past is never far from sight and monuments like the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Memorial dot throughout the city. It is also a city that rebuilt itself with glittering modern architecture like the striking modernist Berliner Philharmonie concert hall with its swooping roof lined in shimmering gold. Shaped by a turbulent past, Berlin never takes itself for granted, and visitors will find a relaxed, fun-loving spirit.

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With its temperate climate, Berlin is packed with tourists in summer, and high season runs between May and September. Many people come to Berlin to take part in the city's renowned cultural events, such as Berlin Fashion Week, which takes over the city twice a year in January and July, or the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

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Where to Stay in Berlin

Berlin offers a world-class selection of accommodation at all price points, including reliable international brands such as the palatial splendor of the Hilton Berlin and luxury boutique hotels like the Hotel de Rome, housed in a former bank building dating back to 1889. Average room rates range from about EUR85 for a 3-star hotel to EUR300 and up for a 5-star room. There are many unique hotels, such as the Soho House, which takes up eight floors in a Bauhaus-style building that has been used, over its history, as a Nazi propaganda center and Communist Party depot.

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Shopping Streets

During the Cold War, Kurfürstendamm in Charlottenburg was the retail hub of West Berlin and today, along with Friedrichstrasse, continues to offer a variety of shopping experiences, including luxury designer goods. KaDeWe, Europe's largest department store, is a must-see on any Berlin shopping excursion, offering an abundance of retail space and over 370,000 items for sale. Hackescher Markt is where to look for more reasonably priced clothing stores, extending north through Rosenthaler Strasse and Münzstrasse.

Groceries and Other

There are basically two kinds of grocery stores in Berlin: discount chains like Aldi, Lidl, and Netto, and more expensive options like Kaisers, Rewe, and Kaufland. Expect to pay EUR1-3 for bread and around EUR2 for six eggs. Specialty and imported items can be found in the extensive food section at KaDeWe and Galeries Lafayette.

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Where to Eat in Berlin

Berlin offers a burgeoning multicultural foodie scene, including fine dining like Les Solistes at the new Waldorf Astoria in Charlottenburg. At the other end of the scale, there are many coffee houses like the Café Einstein Stammhaus where breakfast or lunch can be purchased for under EUR10. There's an exciting street food scene to be found largely in Kreuzberg's Markthalle Neun, featuring pop-up restaurants serving gourmet fare along with the ubiquitous Bockwurst and Bratwurst, and the Döner kebab, a variation on the Turkish-style kebab unique to the city. Expect to pay around EUR2 for sausage and bread from a street vendor and EUR3-4 for a kebab.