Berlin remains one of Europe's compelling destinations, a living memorial to some of the twentieth century's most powerful flashpoints, and a magnet for all-night revellers. The city's rugged character has weathered a turbulent history of wars and walls and, since reunification, its restoration as a centre of government. The rapid regeneration of areas like Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, and most recently Neukolln reflects the huge attractions of the Berlin way of life, but at the same time commercial developments along the Spree are a controversial talking point. Spanning world-class opera houses and museums, exceptional nightlife and the many facets of the thriving bohemian scene, Time Out Berlin provides the insider's guide to the city. Secret labyrinths, 24-hour bars and private art collections all feature in the handy new book design. The Berlin city guide highlights: *Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place * Handy pull-out Berlin map *Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Berlin, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter *Top 20 list of the must-see highlights *Itineraries to help you plan your visit *Critic's choices pick out the best Berlin sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance * All Berlin restaurants, pubs and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way * Berlin hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.