Germany's capital, once divided, now one of the hippest cities of them all. Filled with dark history, the Berliners are embracing life and are living it to the full. Cafes, restaurants, bars, beer gardens, music and art venues at every corner, it is easy to just go and have fun.
But a little culture should be part of every visit, so don't miss the Brandenburg Gate, the fabulous old/new Reichstag, the harrowing Holocaust Memorial, and the remains of the Berlin Wall. To try and understand Berlin, and to some extend Germany, make sure you explore the east and the west sides, and notice the still existing differences.
Then, back to fun. Have a "currywurst" (sausage with spicy sauce) at a street stall, and pop into supposedly the oldest pub in Berlin, Alt-Berlin and have a beer, or two. Then party the night away in the districts of Mitte and Prenzlauer Park.