While not a huge art person, I do appreciate a museum or installation here and there, and Berlin, the city of pounding techno, crumbling concrete, and dirty water, delivered this in spades.

Take my advice and skip the touristy West Berlin to explore the gritty, avant-garde East. Eat food from all over the world, marvel at the art scene, and get lost in the mazelike dance clubs until dawn. Just don’t forget to wear black.