Berlin is a city that never sleeps - perfect for young visitors like Samantha Topuzes from the United States, who spends an evening out on the town, enjoying the nightlife of the German capital.
Berlin's reputation makes the city a magnet for young tourists. Alongside all the museums and historical attractions, the club scene in trendy districts such as Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln attract young party-goers. Popular venues include the White Trash club and the fabled Clärchens Ballhaus, where the dancing goes to dawn. And there are plenty of hostels for visitors on a budget - including some unusual ones, like an old warehouse that now sports an indoor camp ground.
The World Cup is a distant memory and the next Bundesliga season is set to begin. But what does Germany's success in Brazil mean for the domestic football scene? And is the Bundesliga ready to compete on the world stage?
Borussia Mönchengladbach have put themselves in the driver's seat in their bid to reach the group stage of the Europa League. The Bundesliga side got a crucial away win in the first leg of their entry-playoff tie.
Borussia Dortmund is bringing investors on board, in order to be able to keep up financially. The development is, however, not a new trend and only advances the commercialization of the Bundesliga.