Short breaks to Berlin usually start with an obligatory visit to check out the remains of the infamous Berlin Wall, however, Berlin has far more to offer than this. It is of course true that the city was once divided but nowadays the remaining parts of the wall serve a more decorative purpose with tourists flocking to see the urban artwork of the East Side Gallery. Those looking for a more in depth history of cold war Berlin usually head for the excellent Checkpoint Charlie Museum (with the must-have photo opportunity) or the Berlin Wall Museum in the north of the city. If you should tire of the wall, a trip up the Fersehturm (TV Tower) at Alexanderplatz will give you a bird's eye view of the city. Alternatively a river cruise on the River Spree gives much more sedate and relaxed sightseeing opportunity. Afterwards, why not walk down the impressive Karl Marx Alle which leads you into the heart of the former east and the trendy district of Friedrichshain where you can browse the flea markets, enjoy the café culture, grab an ice cream or a nice cold beer.