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Cutting-edge Berlin is a feast of history, theatre and music.

Berlin had modest beginnings as a trading centre in the 13th century, growing into a European powerhouse that hogged the 20th century stage. Since reunification in 1990, it has evolved into a dynamic, sexy and creative city where a surprising lightheartedness lurks beneath an austere exterior.

Berlin is the heart of modern Germany, with a stoic beat that echoes through grand public buildings, glorious museums and theatres, urbane restaurants, bustling pubs and raucous nightclubs. It's a city that thrives on change and that has made a virtue out of reinventing itself.

Weather

Berlin has a moderately cool and humid climate determined by a mixing of air masses from the Atlantic Ocean and the continental climate of eastern Europe. Predictably, December to February are the coldest months. When the winds blow from Russia it can get mighty chilly, with temperatures dropping below freezing. Generally, though, winters are relatively mild. More than half of the city's annual inversion days (when stagnant cold air traps warmer air below, bringing about smog) occur in these months.

July and August are the warmest times, though usually not chokingly hot. The nicest months are September and October, which deliver the added bonus of autumn foliage. May and June, when the trees are in bloom and the outdoor cafe season kicks off, are popular months too, though rain is more likely at this time.

A Top Day in Berlin

Berlin moves to a different rhythm than other cities. Quite frankly, much of the city doesn't wake up until mid-morning and, if at all possible, neither do I. Once the synapses in my brain begin firing, it's time to get the day going with one of those great Berlin traditions: a leisurely breakfast. I swing by the kiosk to pick up a newspaper, then grab a table in the sun at Cafe Berio in Schöneberg. It's Saturday and the city's best farmers market on Winterfeldtplatz is already in full swing. I sip a latte, munch my croissant and watch the world on parade: young dads carrying their kid in a sling, bleary-eyed hipsters just returning from a night on the town, hunched grannies lugging their shopping bags. I've got my mind on a different market, so I hop on the U-Bahn and head north to the Mauerpark, which turns into a big flea market on weekends.

As I ferret for treasure my mobile bleeps with a text message from my friend asking me to join her in checking out the latest exhibit at the New National Gallery. Sounds good to me. After our culture fix, we catch up on gossip while strolling around the Tiergarten - its greenery redolent with the sweet smell of springtime - then decide to watch the sunset from the landmark dome atop the Reichstag. By now our stomachs are starting to rumble. We decide to go exotic and head over to Kasbah in Mitte to feast on our favourite Middle Eastern dish: tajiine, a fragrant stew of veggies, meat and a secret melange of spices.

 
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