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Where is the most beautiful view, the wildest party, the best café or the most romantic picnic spots in a city? We take you there!

Berlin – on the top

Berlin

The sky over Berlin has its own charm. In the old days, when the roofs had not yet been converted into luxury apartments, it was popular to slip through an open roof hatch with a bottle of wine and look for a pleasant spot with a view. Often you could run along whole blocks, meeting friends on the way. Not so long ago, really. Getting closer to the Berlin sky and leaving behind the city’s hustle and bustle below is still wonderful. We reveal where you can go to the top of the capital today.

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Hackesche Hoefe / visitBerlin / Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Berlins courtyards – a fine selection

Berlin

Courtyards belong to Berlin just as much as the TV tower and the Brandenburg Gate. At the end of the 18th century, the capital was one of the fastest growing metropolises in the world. Particularly in the eastern part of the city, there was a veritable construction boom. Large, interlocking courtyard complexes were created with a mix of factories, commercial establishments, stables and apartments.

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Binnenlaster / www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Foto: Andreas Vallbracht

Hamburg, the favorite

Hamburg

In which city do the happiest Germans live? Every year a polling institute asks the same question, and every year they get the same answer: Hamburg! The Hanseatic city in the north is not only considered to be the most beautiful metropolis in the country but also has been listed as one of the top ten in the world.

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So close to heaven

Cologne

The construction of the Cologne Cathedral took 632 years! On October15,1880, the construction workers set the last stone at the top of the South Tower! Today, around 6 million visitors per year flock to the church. But not only the interior of the nave with its High Gothic forms is worth a visit; even the roof was fantastically decorated. We visited it!

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Museum Insel Hombroich Turm / Tomas Riegel, Arturimages

Top picks: parks and gardens

Germany

You can discover artworks by Matisse. Or picnic with peacocks. We present the most unusual parks in Germany.

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Cafe am Prenzlauer Berg / visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Breakfast in Berlin

Berlin

Art, culture, shopping? Absolutely! But please, not on an empty stomach! Five Berlin breakfast cafés invite you for a perfect second cup of coffee or a start to the day.

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