Germany Travel Guide

Notorious Berlin club entrepreneur Heinz “Cookie” Gindullis has been a household word for Berlin’s revelers since he opened the first Cookies in 1994. After years of searching for a new home, Cookies’ latest (fifth!) incarnation has revived its old spirit in what was once a cinema.

Also known as Asamkirche, the church at Christmas is a Baroque jewel redolent of pine boughs and frankincense.

The hat shop in the trendy Schwabing district, sells haute headgear.

The most famous attraction in the Brandenburg capital city of Potsdam (an easy day trip from Berlin) is the elaborate, Rococo-style Sanssouci castle—Berlin’s answer to Versailles, created by King Friedrich Wilhelm II between 1745 and 1747.

This famous beer hall has traditionally-dressed servers touting large steins of beer — even with breakfast. Hofbräuhaus' roots date back to 1589 as the city's first brewery, and the interior has some wooden tables and chairs that are more than a century old. Three floors can accommodate up to 3,5

Classes can be tailored to individual students' needs and time constraints. Activities include city tours, day trips, and cultural evnets. The program is offered in 13 cities across the country, including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich.

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This branch of a London gallery put on a stunning display of Zhang Huan’s 13-foot-tall Berlin Buddha, which was made entirely of incense ash and took three months to disintegrate.

A futuristic shrine to the cocoa bean; for a sweet treat, dip a waffle into a giant fountain filled with 440 pounds of milk chocolate

The club hosts an energetic bingo night in addition to bills of see-them-now bands.

The most famous of Sylt's nude beaches, where Germans of every stripe let it all hang out as they lounge in wicker basket chairs.

The vodka martinis are excellent, and the bar’s architecture alone is worth the visit—this former GDR cosmetics studio is an open constructivist glass box that would rank with the best of Warsaw Pact design.

Over the past few decades, Galerie Max Hetzler has established itself as one of Berlin’s most important and successful art galleries. The gallery, which relocated to the Wedding district in 2007, is known for its exhibits of U.S.

A grocery store in the front, and a deligthfully boisterous neighborhood restaurant in the back.