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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Nine times bigger than Paris, Berlin is difficult to tackle in one weekend. Together, its 12 administrative districts, subdivided into 23 neighborhoods, make for an exciting, historic, and varied city. When visiting Berlin, you will want to take advantage of its cultural offerings, its laid-back atmosphere, and its boisterous nightlife. Confronting the darker aspects of Berlin’s past is essential—we suggest visiting the Jewish Museum, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and Checkpoint Charlie. Located in the historic center of the city, Museum Island is another must-see. Made up of five museums built under Prussian rulers, the entire complex is a Unesco World Heritage Site. For a bit of relaxation, explore Tiergarten, a park home to Brandenburg Gate, several cafés, and a zoo. Likened to New York in the 80s, Berlin is a popular spot for young people. For a glimpse of this, have a glass of natural wine in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, walk into some vintage clothing stores, or try to go dancing at Berghain, one of the most exclusive nightclubs in the world.