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

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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