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