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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

insider tips

  • Admire the façade of the Reichstag, then ascend to its glass dome for 360 degree views.
  • Appreciate the journey through centuries of Jewish history at the architectural genius of the Jewish Museum.
  • Soak up the summer sun at the annual urban beach along the banks of the Spree River.
  • Take a slice of apply strudel and join the locals for a picnic at Tiergarten.

what we think

After a tumultuous past, this vibrant capital has reclaimed its cool. Don’t be deterred by the crumbling façade of some parts of the city as some of the world’s most progressive and exciting architecture can easily be found. The neighbourhoods are eclectic and it’s not uncommon to see graffiti covered buildings missing walls adjacent to a slick modern development. Maybe it’s an anti-grunge backlash, but in the last few years Berlin designers have been stamping their mark on the city, and everything from the boutiques to the cafes, restaurants, bars and underground clubs are cutting edge and radically cool.