Germany Travel Guide

Vabali Spa brings Balinese spa tradition to Berlin, in a unique wellness space that spans 20,000 square-meters. With numerous pools, lounge areas, beautifully designed massage and treatment facilities, Vabali is truly a site of restoration in the city.

Tempelhof Airport was originally built in the 1920's and during the Berlin Wall-era served as a lifeline for residents walled-off in former West Berlin. The city reclaimed the airport after its closure in 2008, opening up the nearly 100-acre grounds as a public park.

Markthalle IX was established in 2011 as part of a community-wide initiative to bring locals and food producers together under one, exuberant roof.

A world-class dance company, the Berlin State Ballet is the result of a merger between the city's three, separate opera houses in 2004, at a time when the city was undergoing a financial crisis. Today it is one of Western Europe's largest ballet companies, with nearly 100 dancers.

Enjoy a breakfast at nearby Barcomi's before visiting the Erika and Rolf Hoffman contemporary art collection. In the late 1960's, the couple began collecting works of art for their personal pleasure.

Liquidrom epitomizes the modern sauna experience. Located on Möckernstraße not far from central Potsdamer Platz, Liquidrom offers outdoor thermal baths, massage, traditional Finnish dry and steam saunas and a Himalayan salt room. Of particular interest is their circular, indoor thermal pool.

The Jewish Museum Berlin is among Europe's largest Jewish museums. Housed in three adjacent buildings, two of which were constructed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the museum includes two millennia of German-Jewish history beginning with medieval settlements along the Rhine river.

It's a well known fact that Berlin's young pleasure-seekers are notorious for their hedonitic and party-going ways. The Haubentaucher, an urban outdoor pool, brings elements of freewheeling fun as well as innocence and joy.

The Nationalgalerie's Hamburger Bahnhof location is widely considered one of the largest and most important public collections of contemporary art in the world. The art museum is located within a converted 19th-century railway station designed in a late Neoclassical style.

Located on a 250-acre space in Marzahn, an eastern suburb of Berlin, the Gardens of the World might be off the beaten path, but it's certainly worth the trip.

The German History Museum is the country's official national history museum.

C/O Berlin is a top international photography museum, with exhibitions from the likes of like Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr and Peter Lindbergh. Formerly located in the old imperial post office in Mitte, C/O was required to relocate.

Polish-born advertising entrepreneur Christian Boros and his wife, Karen, began collecting the work of international artists in the 1990's and their significant private collection of contemporary art is now available to the public in a former World War II bunker.

Bite Club, an evening street-food party, combines all that's hot about Brooklyn-style food fairs. Founded by expats Tommy Tannock and Miranda Zahediah, each edition of Bite Club features the best in local eats, brews, spirits and more. A perfect taste of Berlin, literally!

Ranked one of the best orchestras in the world, the Berlin Philharmonic calls the Philharmonie home. Celebrated for its acoustics and architecture, the concert hall was designed by architect Hans Scharoun and opened after three years of construction, in late 1963.