Berlin

Berlin city breaks

Berlin is the buzzing capital of Germany. With sensational street food and contemporary art galleries, this is one city with its finger on the pulse. Grand palaces and iconic landmarks look to the dramatic past, yet it’s a modern metropolis too, as it reveals its cultural districts, dance clubs and stylish shopping streets.

A piece of Berlin

A piece of Berlin

Divided between 1961 and 1989, Berlin was very different, with its divided East and West sides. But the city now openly remembers its past, with graffitied sections of the Berlin Wall still on show. Most souvenir shops sell postcards with small chunks of the Berlin Wall encased, so buy one for a unique memento.

Hit the shops

Hit the shops

Berlin is sprinkled with boutique shops, charismatic bars and various top eateries. Not only can you choose clothes from your favourite high street brands, you can also pick up souvenirs, traipse around for hours and end up in one of the buzzing, contemporary watering holes.

Step into history

Step into history

The German capital is an epic source of the country’s culture and history, with iconic architecture that’s instantly recognisable against the skyline. Uncover the secrets of a time gone by at one of the many museums, or discover the sights that are synonymous with the story of Berlin’s past.

No.19 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
With art galleries, shopping districts and atmospheric bars, Berlin’s got the winning combination – it’s made number 19 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.
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Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin

With its magnificent dome dominating the city skyline, Berlin Cathedral is a real crowd-pleaser. It's one of many attractions on Museum Island. Large parts of it were destroyed during WW2 but it was restored...
Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin

The Berlin Wall Memorial extends 1.4 km along the former border on Bernauer Strasse, witness to many harrowing scenes when the city was divided in 1961. It's the last unadorned stretch of the wall to contain...
Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin

Visit the stunning Brandenburg Gate, one of Germany's most famous landmarks and the scene of many significant moments in modern history. Formerly a symbol of the divided city, the 18th century monument has...

Language

German

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£3.10 / €3.50

48-hour Welcome Card

£17.80 / €19.90

Three Course Meal

£37 / €41.50

Sightseeing
Glance in any direction and you’ll be amazed by Berlin’s eye-catching architecture. With almost 200 museums to choose from, it’s easy to take a trip back in time to uncover this city’s famous past. Discover bridges, monuments, churches and statues, each with a captivating tale to tell
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Eating and drinking
Berlin boasts thousands of eateries and the most Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany. Such a sparkling selection draws influences from all over the globe, but classic beer halls are just as abundant in the city. Meanwhile, the Prenzlauer Berg is an arty district offering cafés and local treats such as currywurst, a tasty hotdog layered with curry sauce.
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Shopping
Kurfürstendamm is the most beautiful shopping street in Berlin – it’s a leafy avenue featuring the chic, glossy windows of designer labels. Potsdamer Platz has also enjoyed a thoroughly modern reinvention in recent years, as you’ll see at its gleaming shopping centre filled with famous brands.
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Getting around
Berlin boasts clinically efficient U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro and railway systems. It’s certainly the fastest, most cost effective way to get around. Pick up the WelcomeCard pass if you’re on the move – it entitles you to 72 hours of unlimited travel on bus, tram, underground and railway systems. Plus you’ll get some museum discounts thrown in!
02-04 August 2019 – Berlin Beer Festival
Think Munich, but on a smaller scale. With over 3,000 lagers and pilsners to sample, you’re about to discover just why Germany is recognised for its beer.
Early November – late December 2018: Christmas Markets
If you’re a fiend for all things festive, then Berlin will meet your every bauble-adorned need. Grab a Glühwein and get cracking – there are 60 markets to get stuck into, Lebkuchen and all!
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