Travel: Five-star Berlin

For years, backpackers and pleasure-seekers have been flocking to Berlin for its industrial music, underground art scene and generally edgy vibe. But assume that Berlin is all warehouse raves and graffiti art, and you will miss its best bits. After all, Berlin already had one luxurious heyday in the 1920s: a time when jazz greats came to see and be seen in smoky velvet lounges, when hotels housed a cast of international characters and crystal-chandeliered theaters invented a saucier form of cabaret. Berlin was the Roaring Twenties. (more)