A city of many faces, in constant transformation. This is the strength of Berlin, capital of Germany, the new economic power in Europe. A city that is in a head to head competition with London for the scepter of the most dynamic center of the old continent. Of course Berlin attracts groups of alternative artists and youth from all over the world, with the complicity of its libertine atmosphere and its many leisure attractions. There is something for all tastes here, from cinema to art and culture, from techno music to crazy nights at the club.
Thanks to the continuous projects of building redevelopment after reunification, Berlin looks like a perpetually open construction yard and amazes visitors with the very different faces of its neighborhoods.
There is the sophisticated Charlottenburg, which encloses the wonderful Tiergarten park, the magnificent summer residence of Prussian kings Schloss Charlottenburg and the elegant Kurfürstendamm street, home to art galleries, boutiques and upscale restaurants. There is the colorful, young, spicy and multiethnic face of Kreuzberg and that radical chic of Prenzlauer Berg. There is the futuristic character of Potsdamer Platz, which contrasts with the Soviet memories of the enormous Alexanderplatz with its TV Tower.
Do not miss the delightful inner courtyards of Hackescher Hofe, home to boutiques and trendy bars, and a walk to the East Side Gallery, the remnants of the Berlin Wall, now transformed in paintings by artists from all over the world. The Brandenburg Gate is also a must-see: It once divided the city into two while today it is the symbol of German unity. Art lovers will be happy with a visit to Museum Island and the Kulturforum. For your visit's grand finale you'll need to taste, finally, the currywurst, the typical and savoury street food of Berlin.