In many ways Berlin is the least German of the big German cities. There are no picture postcard town houses here, or quaint cobbled streets, or strapping men in lederhosen drinking huge jugs of beer and slapping their thighs. Rather Berlin is a modern cosmopolitan city, with a vibrant contemporary culture and nightlife scene. Here dilapidated buildings are reincarnated as avant garde art museums, wastelands are turned into funky beach bars and old power stations hide vast techno clubs... Berliners wouldn't have it any other way!
Whether you are already living in Berlin, or are planning a perfect vacation, we aim to be your number one guide for every aspect of life in the city. Of course Berlin is a vast metropolis (around 40km across - don't try walking it!), and we can't do it all alone! We always welcome your feedback and suggestions, so feel free to contact us at any time - or post a review of one of our featured places, and make use of that democratic right of ours, freedom of speech!
If you are planning a tour of 'New Europe', then why not call on some of our friends. Warsaw is not to be missed, Krakow is Europe's not-so-secret treasure, Poznan and Wroclaw add colour and why not be amongst the first to visit Sofia, Lviv and Moscow?
Grin and Bear It...
The Berlin International Film Festival – also known as The Berlinale – has become one of the film industry’s most prestigious