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Thanks to the affordability of flights, Berlin has become one of the most popular weekend break cities for Irish people.

And what's not to love? Divine food, Bauhaus architecture and a rich, striking and poignant history make the city a riveting experience for travellers. 

While sights like the Berlin Wall and the Jewish History Museum are must-sees, there are a few other little places that you need to visit to get the true measure of the city. 

6. Roamers Cafe, Pannierstraße 64, 12043 

Roamers Cafe is an idyllic little place tucked away down a residential side street. 

The place is completely stuffed with plants, minted water vials and a laid-back vibe. 

Open from 9.30am to 7pm, this place is pretty popular with the locals so be prepared to queue as the little nook barely seats 30. 

Pic: Roamers Facebook/Sasha Kharchenko

5. The DDR Museum, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178

The DDR Museum is a pretty interesting place to visit if you're a history buff. 

The museum offers highly interactive installations about Communist Germany, including a vintage car you can sit in and "drive" around pre-war Berlin in.

There is even a house you can walk into which is decked out in the decor of the time, so definitely give this place a go. Plus, it's located in the shadow of the Berlin Cathedral, so that's two birds with one stone. 

4. Mauer Park Flea Market, Mauer Park, Bernauer Str. 63-64, 13355

This hidden gem is the perfect place to do some unique shopping while in Berlin on a Sunday. 

The gorgeous sprawling market is full to bursting with vintage clothing stalls, unique art prints, knickknacks and delicious, warming drinks and cuisine.

Make sure you bring your poker face and prepare to haggle with the vintage veterans and you'll leave with a pretty amazing deal. 

3. Tresor,  Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179

So Tresor definitely features on a few must-see travel guides, but it's made it onto this list for a reason. 

Tresor is and underground (literally sub-terrain) techno club where night could melt into day and you'd never even know.

The smoky, concrete interiors and eclectic crowd make this intense EDM experience completely unmissable. 


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2. Nordbahnhof S-Bahn Station, Invalidenstraße 131, 10115

This subway station doubles up as a museum, which focuses on detailing the sorry tale of the train stations which were walled up during the building of the Berlin wall.

Trains still passed through these stations but didn't stop, making them gone but never forgotten.

It's a creepy, poignant and eccentric part of Berlin's history. 


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1. Urban Nation, Bülowstraße between U-Bahn stations Bülowstraße and Nollendorfplatz, 10783

Nestled in downtown west Berlin is a street art bonanza. 

Thanks to the work of Urban Nation, these ever-changing displays of art serve as Berlin's exterior gallery.

Feature image: Get Your Guide

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If you aren't planning a holiday this year, let us just warn before you read on… you're about to get seriously jealous.

While hot spots like Lanzarote or Ibiza might be fine for us normal folk the elite of Hollywood have a completely different view on where to take their holidays.

From the luxurious to the secluded  here is a list of the top A-list holiday destinations:


Dubai is an A-listers dream with visitors including Kim Kardashian, the Beckhams, Rita Ora and Kelly Brooks. Boasting hot weather all year round, the city is renowned for its luxury resorts.


French Riviera

Kate Moss, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are all fans of this popular destination. It is famous for it's fine dining, white beaches and glamorous hotels. The Hotel du Cap is a celeb favourite, with signatures in its guestbook from stars including Johnny Depp, J-Lo and Colin Firth.


Bora Bora

Bora Bora's glorious blue seas and breath-taking scenery is an star studded favourite. Known for it's seclusion and privacy, guests including Eva Longoria, Nicole Kidman and the Kardashian family have all stayed there. You might even remember Kim K freaking out after losing an earring in an episode of KUWTK. 



Hawaii's paradise-like views make it one of the most romantic spots for celebrity couples. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley enjoyed New Year celebrations with boyfriend Jason Statham on the island while Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa chose Hawaii for their wedding destination.


St. Barts

Full of luxurious spas, hip bars and gourmet restaurants, St.Barts is a favourite star spot. Victoria's Secret shoots its catalogue there every year while it also boasts a guest list of Zac Efron and Paris Hilton. Queen Bey and Jay-Z are also big fans – taking Blue Ivy there for her first holiday. And of course the Kardashian-Jenner clan have been enjoying a vacation there of late.


Cabo San Lucas

This hugely popular Mexican town has an array of stars flooding to it throughout the year. George Clooney owns a secluded villa in the spot where he invites guests such as Jennifer Aniston, her hubby Justin Theroux and BFF Courtney Cox. Justin Timberake, Oprah and Will Smith are also fans of the destination. 



This Caribbean island is flooded with A-list stars all year round. As megastar Rihanna was born on the island, she often invites friend Cara Delevingne over to join her while on holiday. The SEVEN star Sandy Lane Hotel is a celeb hot-spot with a guest list including Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Claudia Schiffer.