Staying in Berlin
There's no getting around it - Berlin is just plain cool. Effortlessly so. Germany's capital is a diverse melting pot with an endless parade of subcultures, scenes, eating establishments, bars, galleries and live events all year-round. Whether it's dining out all hours of the night, wandering the hallowed halls of the Neues Museum and viewing Rodin's 'The Thinker' in the Alte Nationalgalerie on Museum Island, or joining Berliners for an afternoon beverage in James-Simon-Park, there's a wealth of things to see and do.
Berliners have their own style, and that style is eclectic. The people are relaxed and friendly - catching up with friends is just as important as getting things done. There's a real sense of fun as you wander the streets, emphasised by the random streetside sculptures, graphic street art and the way people hang out along the road just talking. They're relaxed, and you'll start to relax too. For such a sprawling city, Berlin manages to convey a real community feel. There's always something happening just around the corner - a new art exhibition or an impromptu concert in a park. No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty of like minds in Berlin.