As part of its ongoing travel guidebook series, lifestyle publication Monocle has taken a trip to the often mysterious and forever changing city of Berlin.

The book and accompanying video clip provide enough insight into the food (it's a whole lot more than just currywurst) culture, architecture, lifestyle and nightlife to get the wanderlust flowing, and later delves a bit deeper into exactly what makes the city so enticing, yet so hard to pin down.

Berlin has often lacked the wealth and stability of other capital cities, fostering an atmosphere of volatility and ingenuity. Creativity is everywhere, resourcefulness is encouraged, and originality the only requisite. Find out more in the clip above, then head over to Gestalten to cop Berlin: The Monocle Travel Guide for $16.

After you've copped, check out our top five favorite Berlin street food spots below.

In other news, these gorgeous Mac skins and cases are crafted from real stone.

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