Strolling Along Unter den Linden and the Kurfürstendamm
You can't know Berlin until you've strolled the Ku'Damm, that glossy, store-lined showcase of Western capitalism, or Unter den Linden, the Prussian centerpiece of the Berlin-Mitte district.
This is the Berlin version of pub crawling. Whether you want breakfast or a beer at 4am, there's always a Kneipe waiting for you, no matter what neighborhood you're in.
Looking for a Touch of Culture
The baton of the late Herbert von Karajan is no longer raised, but the Berlin Philharmonic is still one of the world's leading orchestras.
Wandering the Nikolai Quarter
A symbol of Berlin's desire to bounce back after war damage, this charming 16th-century neighborhood has been completely rebuilt. Period taverns and churches make it ideal for a leisurely stroll down narrow streets illuminated by gas lanterns.
Picnicking in the Tiergarten
What better place for a picnic than the former hunting grounds of the Prussian electors? Wander through this 167-hectare (413-acre) park until you find the ideal spot, but first stop off at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), a sixth-floor food emporium at Wittenbergplatz, 20 minutes away, for the makings of a memorable meal.
Café-Hopping in Prenzlauer Berg
One of the first neighborhoods in Berlin's former East to gentrify and become popular, this trendy neighborhood is chock-full of prime spots to people-watch and relax Berlin style.
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