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Celebrating the Bauhaus in Berlin

The Bauhaus was one of the 20th century’s most influential schools of art, design and architecture.

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Rutz Weinbar and Restaurant, Berlin

The star of the show is a gastronomic restaurant upstairs which has won chef Marco Muller two Michelin stars.

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Nobelhart & Schmutzig,  Berlin

Mr Michelin agrees with the World’s 100 Best that Nobelhart & Schmutzig is “worth a detour” into the scruffiest corner of Kreuzberg for an unforgettable and highly eclectic nosh.

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Night Train to Berlin

On a rainy night in February, I was waiting in Paris’s Gare de L’Est station for the night train to Berlin. Those last four words are loaded with romance. And I was taking this winter journey in search of the romance of rail travel in a European winter.

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On the trail of Richard Strauss in Germany

This is the view from composer Richard Strauss’s house in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Is it any wonder that he wrote the “Alpine Symphony”?

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin

It was the electric shaver and toothbrush that finally did it for me. I had left them, as you do, lying by the sink in the bathroom and came back to find them both tenderly lying on velvety cotton cloths

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