Berlin is one of the most resilient and creative cities of the world. Since reunification of the East and West in 1990, this liberal city has gone from strength to strength, and now boasts booming nightlife and an enviable art and dining culture alongside the museums and monuments of history.
Berlin by District
Berlin is quite spread out, and due to it’s complicated history, has several ‘city centres’. The centre of the West is in the affluent and lovely district of Charlottenburg, home to the Tiergarten Park and Berlin Zoo. Near the centre of Berlin lies Potsdamer Platz, long an important square of Berlin that lies near the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie. Mitte is the old centre of the city, where the beautiful and grand Museum Island houses some of Europe’s best history museums. Alexanderplatz to the east is the former centre of East Berlin, and now a shopper’s paradise. Other must see areas of Berlin are the hipster neighbourhoods of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, famed for nightlife and clubs such as Berghain, as well as Prenzlauer Berg, an historic and recently gentrified district with a great art and food scene.