World's Greatest Places 2021
Terminal 1 at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, where artist Pae White's “The Magic Carpet” hangs on the ceiling.
Courtesy Günter Wicker—Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

The German capital is poised to welcome back travelers. Most notable among its recent infrastructure projects: the fall 2020 opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport after nearly a decade of delays, with newly added features like on-site COVID-19 testing. Visiting foodies will love digging in to the city’s on-the-rise dining scene: noteworthy newcomers include Tante Fichte, the latest project by Michael Köhle, featuring visually elegant dishes created from local produce, and plant-based zero-waste Frea Bakery. Meanwhile, several major cultural institutions are undergoing renovations along stately Museum Island, including the Pergamon Museum, the city’s most visited. —Blane Bachelor

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