A huge city that stands for freedom, progress, creativity, and open-mindedness.

I always used to say “Paris is my favorite city.” That, of course, was long before I visited Berlin. Turns out, Paris was my favorite city among the cities I had visited. Now I say, “Berlin is my favorite city among those I have visited.”

What struck me most about this city was how it served as a melting pot for everything I enjoyed in this life: art, culture, fashion, design, nightlife and, most importantly, people with genuine sincerity. It is as if everything in this city is designed to make you feel calm and cordial.

For more Berlin inspiration, make sure to watch the Wim Wenders masterpiece Der Himmel über Berlin and the neo-noir TV series Babylon Berlin.

“Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.” — David Bowie