Like most things, Germany‘s capital makes light-touch living look effortlessly cool with its collection of eco concept stores and planet-hugging places to stay.
It may be known for techno music and WWII history, but Berlin also has more green space than any city in Europe. More than a third of its 900sqkm (350sqmi) is green rather than grey: the lawns of Tiergarten and other city parks, the willow-fringed canals and networks of lakes, all the centre of the city’s social scene on golden summer evenings. For transport, hop on a tram that runs on lawn tracks to reduce air and noise pollution to Museum Island or tootle around Kreuzberg on one of many rental bikes. There are more than 50 plant-based restaurants to choose from. After all, nothing is more Berlin than a cheap, tasty falafel wrap, eaten as you watch young arty types amble by.