Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. If you’re only ever able to make a single trip to Germany, you’ll want to spend at least a few days in Berlin. The country’s capital is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in Europe, as popular for its superb dining experiences as it is for its shopping and entertainment. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Berlin is also considered one of Europe’s top cultural destinations, home to numerous excellent art galleries and museums just waiting to be explored, some of the best of which are located on Museum Island. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.