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CITY ESCAPE: Berlin

25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we discover why Berlin is still such an extraordinary city to explore.   For too long East Berlin has been outshining its neighbouring West – a result of the economy shifting focus across due to the Cold War and construction of the Berlin Wall. But 25 years on with the reunification of Germany, the spotlight is firmly back on Berlin’s bustling City West district. Whether you want to delve into Berlin’s history, shop, dine, take in some art and culture or just party, there’s plenty to entertain all. Here are the essentials you need to make your trip worthwhile. Spending time in Berlin means snacking on the city’s beloved equivalent of England’s fish and chips, the currywurst – fried sausage with a sprinkling of curry powder and chips. Kurfurstendamm (“Ku’damm” to locals) in Charlottenburg is home to Bier’s Ku’damm, where you can enjoy your sausage with a glass of Champagne. For a more well-rounded and resolutely elegant, albeit more French affair, try Le Faubourg, a …