Ed­i­tor’s Note

Where Berlin - - CONTENTS -

What's more ex­cit­ing, mind-open­ing, and stim­u­lat­ing than trav­el­ing? Vis­it­ing a new place, with its new at­mos­pheres, smells, and sounds trig­gers new emo­tions, cre­ates new me­mories, and makes us for­get the hard­ships and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of ev­ery­day life.

Ber­lin is per­fect for this. No mat­ter how many times you've been here, there's al­ways some­thing new to dis­cover. Mu­seum open­ings, shift­ing nightlife scenes, and mas­sive ren­o­va­tions mean Ber­lin is a city in con­stant mo­tion. This month, con­duc­tor Daniel Baren­boim will in­au­gu­rate his brand-new Baren­boim-Said Akademie, seek­ing to unite tal­ented mu­si­cians from the Mid­dle East, North Africa, and around the world. And while the Staat­soper packs up to move back to its tra­di­tional seat on Un­ter den Lin­den af­ter years of ren­o­va­tions, the Ber­liner Schloss op­po­site Mu­seum Is­land has al­ready opened its doors to the eth­no­log­i­cal col­lec­tions of the Dahlem Mu­seum, which will be moved to the Schloss's Hum­boldt Fo­rum this year. But you don't need to book an opera ticket to take in the city's vi­brant at­mos­phere. It is enough to just walk around its neigh­bor­hoods, ab­sorb the cre­ative at­mos­phere, and let it in­spire your next ad­ven­tures. SOLVEIG STEINHARDT ED­I­TOR, WHERE BER­LIN

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