Berlin, the capital of Germany since 1999, is a constantly evolving city, and indeed most parts of town are still being rebuilt. In terms of [ party ] culture, Berlin is becoming another high-energy, bubbly city like London or New-York [ or Marseille ]. A city that will fill you with new ideas, on the lines of "Everything is possible". Berlin freezes in winter, but December brings the Christmas markets, famous throughout Germany and the world. Plus, since it is really cold, it is a good time to discover the fascinating history of Berlin in the many "must-see" museums.