No other city in Europe is changing so rapidly and so vibrantly as Berlin. The last traces of the Wall were taken away a dozen years ago, but still the dust hasn't settled in Germany's capital. Whole new districts rise from the rubble as culture plays hide-and-seek among old ruins and new landmarks. Written by local journalists, writers, and experts, the Time Out Berlin guide takes you beyond the superficial and into the places where locals work and play, sampling the full extent of its museums and galleries, the best of its eating, shopping, and carousing, and the most interesting sights, strolls, and excursions. It also examines the complex cultural and historical background that makes Berlin one of Europe's most fascinating cities. Highlights include an expanded sightseeing chapter, a detailed guide to Berlin's notorious nightlife, the lowdown on one of Europe's most active gay scenes, the latest architectural developments in this city of modern landmarks, and mini-guides to Potsdam, Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig.