Hanging bicycles, fur-lined hammocks and a riot of neon signage have transformed 25HOURS HOTEL BIKINI BERLIN from a bland ’50s high-rise to uber-cool. Check in to skip the queue for the rooftop’s Monkey Bar. Berlin is Germany’s gastronomic epicentre, boasting 21 Michelin-starred restaurants and a recent explosion of global cuisine all over town. Sure, biergartens will always be in vogue here, but when you need a break from the bratwurst, the team at COOKIES CREAM plates up sensational vegetarian fare. A four-course menu costs around $93.