Becoming Berlin

Leaving its tragic history behind, the German capital has turned hip, creative and entrepreneurial

It is drizzling on a June afternoon, but instead of taking cover, I am pedalling my guts out on 2km of asphalt.

Ahead of me is an indistinguishable finishing line, hard to make out as cloudy skies merge with the concrete grey strip into some almost unfathomable vanishing point.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'Becoming Berlin'. Print Edition | Subscribe