There are lots of reasons to love Berlin – palpitating techno, the open-air Badeschiff swimming pool, and its generally laid-back Euro vibes, to name just three. This year is a particularly great year to pay this German city a visit. November marks 30 years since the fall of the Wall, which divided the city for 28 years. Expect exhibitions and street parties to celebrate the historic event – there’s even a two-day, 100-mile run taking place along the former patrol path around Western Berlin. 2019 also marks the centenary of the influential Bauhaus movement, and many of the city’s galleries and studios will be celebrating the iconic design school.
Ever get wanderlust? That sense of wanting to find somewhere completely new to travel? There’s a hell of lot to see and do out there – so why visit the same old places on holiday when you could be discovering somewhere totally new? Whether you’re looking for new urban adventures in some of the best cities in the world, or lesser-travelled gems to visit before the secret slips out, we’ve rounded up the most exciting, up-and-coming, and downright best holiday destinations you need to check out right now.
From celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to exploring Asia’s most LGBTQ+ friendly city and discovering adrenaline-pumping sports in an otherworldly sinkhole in Mexico, these are the 2019 holiday destinations you simply must visit.