Your guide to a visionary vacation in this vibrant, cultured German city.

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Why Travel to Berlin:

Berlin is a city that believes in refreshing their lifestyle in many cultural ways while still remembering the past.  This year Berlin marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with many highlights including a light installation along the former course of the Wall winding through the city centre. The former course of the Wall will become a "symbol of hope for a world without walls." "Guests want to experience first-hand how Berlin and its people have taken advantage of the historic opportunity given to them a quarter century ago,” says Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. The desire for freedom enabled residents of the city to embrace the opportunity of the freedom of creativity, which is shown through their events and even the children.

Where to Stay in Berlin:

As a child in school did you ever think “I could chip that wall away!” Well now you can. Just like East Berliners did 25 years ago, you can chip away with a hammer and chisel with the “Tear Down the Wall Package” at the Westin Grand Grand Berlin. The package allows you to chip off your own souvenir from an official authenic section of the Berlin Wall located at the hotel. The package includes refreshments in the form of a tasty Berlin-style curried sausage and a glass of champagne.

If you’re feeling indulgent, reserve a luxuourious spa suite while at the Westin Grand. You might need a pair of sunglasses on the way to see the bathroom, since they include stunning custom Swarowski crystal sparkle lighting.

Where to Dine:

Dining options in Berlin vary greatly from rooftop diners with views of primates, to visionary cocktails in distinct vessels. For Afternoon Tea head over to The Ritz-Carlton Berlin for a one of a kind tea ceremony in their Tea Lounge. You will be shown a sniffing box to discover your perfect tea from their exclusive french brand  “Mariage Frères” solely available at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin to have along with the traditional scones, finger sandwiches and petit fours. End the perfect Berlin Day at Fragrance, with tastefully designed nightcaps by the “Cocktail Whisperer” master mixologist, Arnd Heissen. At the Ritz-Carlton Berlin, this cocktail conjurer will bring fragrant magic to your taste buds in the lavish decor of the Curtain Club where each unique refreshment is served in a vessel matching the character of the drink.

Cycle through Fairytales:  

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Unlike some cities like Paris, cycling in Berlin is a breeze. Berlin on Bikes  allows you to experience the Berlin you want to see. Take one of their group tours or arrange a private tour. Tip: Photo opportunities are everywhere when you cycle past the Fairytale Fountains end your trip with a currywurst and a trip by a beer garden.

Where to Spa:

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History may just reverse itself with a facial at the Guerlain Spa located within the Waldorf Astoria. Continue your spa day after your treatment in one of the eight private luxurious spa suites, then retreat to the rooftop sun terrace area and later a swim in the Bisazza mosaic designer pool. This spa also includes hydrotherapy with a lux whirlpool, or maybe you’d rather chill out by their ice fountain. Allow yourself time for the sauna, steam room and time to replenish with the complimentary fruits and teas.