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Uber-cool Berlin: holiday between luxury shops and world class clubs

In this guide to Berlin, you can learn all you need to know about one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Berlin has gained an international reputation, especially with regard to electronic music and nightlife: in electro clubs such as Tresor, Berghain, Zur Wilden Renate and Watergate - the crème de la crème of the Berlin club scene - you can experience that typical 'Berlin feeling', which has been captured in films like Berlin Calling. In addition to the music scene, Germany’s capital also offers a wide selection of world-class art galleries. And it is not all about established artists – visitors can check out Berlin’s many young, upcoming artists at small, private galleries in areas such as Hackescher Markt or Kreuzberg. Alternative art is also a big feature of Berlin’s many flea markets, the most famous of which are held every Sunday at Mauerpark in the Prenzlauer Berg district or near Museum Island on the River Spree.

Any visit to Berlin is also a culinary adventure. Currywurst is a true Berlin classic and available to sample at almost any snack bar. The currywurst at both Curry 36 in Mehringdamm and Konnopke by Eberswalde Strasse metro is legendary well beyond the city limits. Doner Kebabs are also a local staple – the Doner is said to have been invented in its present form by Kadir Nurman in Berlin in 1972. His fast-food restaurant is still open to this day and claims to serve the most authentic Doner in the whole of Germany. Although Berlin’s snack bars are perfect for a quick energy boost during your city tour, the evening is a different matter – Berlin is home to more than 12 Michelin-starred restaurants. For high-end restaurants, city guides will mostly point you to the areas around the elegant Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden boulevards. An after-dinner stroll near the latter will also take you past key attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Gendarmenmarkt and State Opera. At the eastern end of Unter den Linden, Museum Island offers the best in ancient history and culture, while Berlin’s majestic TV Tower stands impressively tall above nearby Alexanderplatz.