Berlin’s alternative edge, exciting food scene, palpable history and urban glamour never fail to enthrall and enchant. More than a quarter century after the Berlin Wall’s collapse, the German capital has grown up without relinquishing its indie spirit and penchant for creative improvisation.

There’s haute cuisine in a former brewery, all-night parties in power stations and world-class art in a WWII bunker. Visit major historical sights – including the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor and Checkpoint Charlie – then feast on a smorgasbord of culture in myriad museums.