Weekend Getaway in Berlin
Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world. While evidence of its tumultuous history is everywhere, this forward-thinking metropolis is beckoning tourists and expats due to its place as a technology and cultural hot spot. A long weekend is a perfectly adequate amount of time to get to know this vibrant city, though you could spend a week here and feel that you have just scratched the surface.
Potsdamer Platz now boasts buildings designed by some of the world’s leading architects. The Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is the cultural heart of the city, and the Pergamon Museum is its centerpiece with an astonishing collection of classical antiquities. The wing housing the immense Pergamon Altar is closed for renovations until 2019, but the museum also includes Babylon’s blue-tiled Ishtar Gate. Round out your visit with visits to iconic Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate.