Kreuzberg: Berlin Stuck in the 80s
Tired of the conventional trappings of tourism Mark Bibby Jackson decides to wander the streets of Kreuzberg to discover another side of Berlin. Kreuzberg has the feel of Queens or the Bronx – not that I’ve ever…
Germany is much more than the sum of all its clichés. It’s a real paradise for hikers and lovers of nature and mountains, as well as a home of vibrant cities with rich histories and thriving urban cultures.
In this surprisingly versatile country, mountains, valleys and lakes combine with quant villages and romantic castles. Ski in the Alps or visit one of its many Christmas markets in winter, while in summer follow the wine trail in the Moselle valley, hike through the Black Forest or cycle alongside the famous Danube River.
Having become once again capital after the country’s reunification in 1990, Berlin has grown into one of Europe’s most trendy and vibrant capitals where a thriving modern culture mix with centuries-old history. But there are many other cities worth visiting, from Munich and Frankfurt to Leipzig and Dresden.
Unsurprisingly for such a large country, the weather is unpredictable. Always check the latest forecasts for the region you plan to visit.