20 Best City Breaks in the World

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Berlin, Germany

Planning a trip to Berlin? There’s nowhere more fascinating to take a break. This is a place steeped in history, where wartime reminders are all around. Yet it’s also a modern city, breaking free from a troubled past, where tolerance abounds and anything goes.

Great barriers have been broken down here — quite literally, with the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, that once split this place in two, rich in symbolism. Find Checkpoint Charlie and cross over to the East, where the iconic TV Tower awaits, before heading back to Kurfurstendamm, with its designer boutiques and stores.

Factor in a little time at the beautiful Tiergarten and be sure to visit the great Brandenburg Gate, stunning Charlottenburg Palace and historic Reichstag. You’ll find that, with so much to see and do here, one visit is not enough. Planning a trip to Berlin? There’s nowhere more fascinating.