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BERLIN 1. Story of Berlin
This museum’s engaging multimedia trip through the city’s history culminates with a tour of a Cold War nuclear bomb shelter.
Kurfürstendamm 207- 208
+ 49 30 8872 0100
2. Tempelhof Park
Tempelhof Airport, site of the first Lufthansa flight and the Berlin Airlift, closed in 2008. It’s now open as a beloved city park. Entrances on Columbiadamm,
Oderstrasse, Tempelhofer Damm
3. Rembrandt Collection
The 16 Rembrandt works at the Gemäldegalerie form one of the world’s largest, most exquisite collections by this Dutch master. Matthäikirchplatz
+ 49 30 266 424 242
4. Ramones Museum
Avid Ramones fan Flo Hayler shares his collection of memorabilia in this cool east Berlin shrine to the punk- rock pioneers.
+ 49 30 7552 8890
FRANKFURT 5. Long Island Summer Lounge
Relaxing by day and edgy at night, this beach bar atop an urban parking garage is a refreshing antidote for what ails you.
Park House Exchange, Deck 7 + 49 151 6150 9889
What do Miley Cyrus, Peter Gabriel and OneRepublic have in common? All have played this impressive neobaroque- style exhibition hall, which dates to 1909.
Ludwig- Erhard- Anlage 1
+ 49 69 1340 400
7. English Theatre
Delight in a memorable performance at this gem of a venue in the city center. Seating 300, it’s
the largest English- language theater in continental Europe. Gallusanlage 7
+ 49 69 2423 1620
MUNICH 8. Bavaria Filmstadt
The famous film studio where The Neverending Story, the original Willy Wonka and the Choco
late Factory, Das Boot and many other movies were made offers tours and a 4- D theater. Bavariafilmplatz 7
+ 49 089 6499 2000
9. Eisbach River Surfing
On the Eisbach’s canal next to the Haus der Kunst, look for the spot just off the road where people surf year- round — in Munich.
+ 49 089 2339 6500
The Potato Museum follows the starchy vegetable and its various uses throughout history, with special emphasis on its ties to Munich. The museum is free and worthy of an hour of your time. Grafingerstrasse 2
+ 49 089 404050