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High 5: Berlin – the perfect winter city

One of my all-time favourite cities has to be Berlin and, since it’s 25 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall this year (the actual anniversary is this Sunday, 9th November), there’s never been a more obvious time to visit. The city is at its absolute best in winter. It can, of course, be

1,000 dominoes fall in Berlin, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

School children in Berlin individually designed and painted 1,000 dominoes – probably twice the size of the children themselves – and were arranged in curves and lines close to where the wall itself stood; a transient and see-through barrier to remind people that, just 20 years ago, East and West Germany were separate entities, with communism one side and capitalism the other – and, terrifyingly, death by shooting if one dared to try to cross the dividing wall