Third generation Germans and Israelis don't forget the Holocaust, they go dancing.
As xenophobia rears up again across Europe and the world, DW's Stuart Braun hopes it might be different in the German capital - where the soundtrack befits the city's 190 nationalities.
After reveling in its self-styled party image, Berlin is now cultivating a more mature, gourmet persona. The eat! Berlin food festival is key to efforts, but as DW's Tamsin Walker finds out, it's all a matter of taste.
The Berlinale is the largest publically attended film festival in the world - and that can get pretty overwhelming. DW's Lavinia Pitu braved the red carpet madness on a quest for the festival's hidden gems.
From the cafes and nightclubs to the concert halls and museums - what's being talked about in Berlin? DW's Berlin columnists bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.