After years of instability and financial struggles, Germany’s capital city of Berlin has cemented a reputation as one of its continent’s cultural epicenters. All sides of arts and culture are now thrive in the city, and artists from around the world can always count on Berlin as a city where inspiration can be found in any corner. Recognizing Berlin’s current position and impact, the renowned Monocle series is shining the spotlight on the German city for the latest entry in its Travel Guide efforts. With the new Monocle Travel Guide Series exploration of Berlin, visual arts and design publisher and agency Gestalten has unveiled a fitting introductory visual for the new book. Celebrating the creative class that gives Berlin its cultural soul, this new vignette gives viewers a brief glimpse at the “vibrant art scenes, start-ups and independent retailers” that bare responsibility for the content of the new Monocle Travel Guide. From the the richest examples of hospitality to “neoclassical swimming pools” and opera houses, everything is thoroughly explained from its origins to its present-day operations.
You can check out the expansive trailer for the new Berlin entry in the Monocle Travel Guide Series above, while the book itself can be pre-ordered via retailers such as Amazon and the official Monocle website.