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A Berlin Travel Guide: Beyond the Obvious Stuff

I took a trip to Berlin last year and fell in love. No, not with a strapping young German hunk (although trust me, ladies, there are quite a few of them around). I fell in love with the city itself.

Airfare to Europe is down significantly right now—non-stop flights this spring are 20% to 50% cheaper than they were this time last year—which means that if you’ve been contemplating a trip to Berlin, there’s really no better time to go. In fact, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which came down on November 9, 1989, reuniting East and West Germany. While the city is now undeniably reunified, there are definitely still certain parts of it that still feel fairly fractured.