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October 2019
Welcome to Europe's most confident and creative capital. Here's what you should be experiencing in Berlin
By National Geographic Traveller
Berlin has us hooked, so much so that we’ve dedicated our cover story entirely to the German capital
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In this issue, we're tapping into the confident, creative spirit of Berlin. Whether it’s the all-night clubs, vibrant counterculture, street art, culinary hotspots or palpable history, discover the people and places that make the German capital so unique.

We sent writers to the German city to check out everything from its elevated street food offering to its defiant graffiti, its bar crawl offerings and its street artists. They’ve come back with the reasons why Berlin is Europe’s coolest — and most confident — capital. 

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Embark on the road trip of a lifetime in Chile; discover the devotional artistic traditions of the island of Bali; and spend a long weekend in Finland’s Turku Archipelago. Our photo story, meanwhile, captures the vibrant colours and myriad cultural influences of Zanzibar. Urban stories this issue include Detroit, Baku, Havana, Genoa and Krakow.

Plus free with the magazine is the latest Adventure guide, with trips inspired by the natural elements. Read about the icy landscapes of Antarctica, Ecuadorian volcanoes and a search for supper in the dense forests of Borneo. We also explore the Gheralta Mountains in Ethiopia and reveal the adventure trends to watch for 2020.

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Read more in the October issue
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