Travel to where east once met west with unique Berlin breaks
What makes Berlin so popular?
Berlin has always been a popular bolthole for artists and creative types. Berlin breaks were all the rage in the 30s and the 70s, but why so now? Its more recent vogue has to do with the country's relative prosperity, the fact that Germany's wealthy financial workers are based in Frankfurt, and because of the city's innovative rent controls. All of this has made Berlin attractive among the young, the rebellious and the cash-strapped! And yet, you don't have to be some bright young thing or carefree arty type to enjoy this magical city. There's plenty to do for travellers of all ages and tastes, making Berlin the perfect place for long weekends and last minute getaways.
For the under 40s
Forget Ibiza for a moment, Berlin is easily the clubbing capital of Europe, if not the world. There are plenty of amazing night spots to choose from but it would be remiss of you not to try your luck at the famous Berghain. Known the world over for his Byzantine entry requirements, the infamous doorman Sven Marquardt is tight-lipped about who he says 'yes' or 'no' to. It doesn't matter who you are, or whether you've had success in the past, you could be turned away with the nod of the head. In Berlin, this is all part of the fun!
For those looking for something more sedate
It's said of Berlin that no other city in the world erects as many monuments to its own failings, and such beautiful, thoughtful and poignant monuments at that. With the preserved Checkpoint Charlie, standing sections of the wall, The Jewish Museum, and the Holocaust memorial there is plenty for those who want to find the time and space to contemplate a history that, in Berlin at least, still seems very recent.
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