This is a city in perpetual flux and its ability to reinvent itself can be attributed to its complex history. Today there's a seductive allure to the German capital's dynamism and willingness to create anew. Be it a luxury hotel in an old bathhouse, experimental artwork in a former margarine factory or an ever-evolving roster of musicians and designers, the city thrums with diversity and ingenuity.Berlin: The Monocle Travel Guide Series will take you to our favourite pockets of independent retail and the best places to eat and drink, whether you're after a venerated dining room or a hidden cocktail bar. We'll lead you through the mix of envelope-pushing art hubs and didactic museums. And then there's our round-up of the architectural landmarks that reveals the narrative of this once-divided city.