Berlin is bigger, more exciting and attractive than ever, attracting almost 12 million tourists a year. They see a city undergoing continual change – a mix of the past and present and the unique character of Berlin.
Since 1997 the German capital has been celebrating the national beverage at the annual International Berlin Beer Festival. Germany is Europe’s number one beer producer.
More than 70 years after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, an exhibition in the capital examines how he became a Nazi and what turned ordinary Germans into murderers during the Third Reich.
Holiday by the dried-up Aral Sea or enjoy an abandoned amusement park in Chernobyl - these travel guides offer tips for destinations that are anything but ordinary.
It's easy to be wistful about what, during the past two-and-a-half decades, Berlin has lost to urban development, but as Tamsin Walker keeps telling herself, even contradictions can hold charm.
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