Find the real Berlin at Hotel Art Nouveau just off the Ku'damm in the Charlottenburg, where the shopping and restaurants surpass what you'll find in the somewhat sterile, rebuilt Mitte. The city's most fashionable shops—Gucci, Bvlgari, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermès, Swarovski, etc.—are only a couple of blocks from Art Nouveau's front door on Leibnizstrasse, and, for my money, Berlin's best collection of restaurants—a wildly diverse group—is scattered throughout the streets of the Savigny Platz district.