Berlin is the capital of Germany and an important European center of art, politics, and science. The exciting and diverse history of the city goes back to the 13th century. For those who are interested in history visiting Berlin a must. Today the city is known for its leading universities, theaters, museums and orchestras, and for being one of Europe's most liberal cities.
In many peoples' minds Berlin is still connected to the cold war. And indeed, many of the sights and attractions of Berlin focus on the turbulent history of this city in the 20th century, which is both sinister and educational. One still finds many parts of the Berlin wall, which divided the city for almost 30 years.
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Attractions in Berlin
Berlin has a wide variety of activities, sights, and attractions. So no matter if you plan to stay long or just to visit for a brief romantic weekend trip, there are always things to do.
Markets are important in the German Christmas tradition, and Berlin has between 50 and 100 Christmas markets every year.
Usually these markets start toward the end of November, and last about a month, while some continue into January. The most well-known markets are located in the city center, at Alexanderplatz and Gendarmenmarkt. Here you can buy everything from food and drinks to hand made souvenirs and Christmas decorations. This is the perfect place to go if you want to get into the Christmas spirit.
Are you looking for a centrally located hotel close to Berlin's many Christmas markets, we can recommend
Park Inn Alexanderplatz, where you will be near the markets and many other sights.
Going out and festivals
Berlin has some of Europe's most exciting and diverse options for going out. Here you can always find the right place, whether you are looking for jazz clubs, bars, night clubs or discos.
Some of the most popular places to go out in Berlin are
where many famous clubs are located. Are you looking for a hotel in one of these districts you will find many recommended hotels on our site.
Here you'll find some splendid suggestions for places to go out in Berlin.
During the year Berlin has many festivals and parades. Amongst other things the city is known for its culture festival, the jazz festival
JazzFest, and not least for the celebration ofChristopher Street Day. Berlin is a multicultural city with inhabitants from over
180 different nations. This diversity clearly expresses itself in the parades, which are famous for being colorful and unique.
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suggestions for festivals that are worth visiting.
Berlin boasts a large selection of places to eat out, and you can eat out all hours of the day. No doubt visitors will find what they want, whether they are looking for romantic restaurant, cozy cafés or quick snacks on the go, such as the famous “döner kebab”.
Just as its inhabitants, the restaurants of Berlin are many and diverse. Here you'll find anything from Italian and French gourmet restaurants, to Turkish and Greek cuisine, and restaurants that serve traditional German food.
This traditional food is both delicious and inviting, and made from local produce, which gives you a unique taste of Berlin and its surrounds.
In Berlin it's impossible not to come across the so-called Currywurst (curry sausage) which are sold in food stands and delis.
This delicious snack was invented in Berlin in 1949, and it has since become iconic in German popular culture, and one of the country's most popular fast foods. If, on the other hand, you are craving the fruits of the baker's magic, there are many bakeries and pastry shops, so you won't have to walk far to find freshly baked bread, cake and the original German pretzels.
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suggestions for places to eat out in Berlin.
Is is difficult to find the right hotel? Many travel to Berlin to go to concerts, musicals, soccer matches, fairs, conferences and other large events. If you cant find what you are looking for we can help you find a hotel room which suits your needs and places you near your event.Please contact our customer service , and we will help you get as much as possible out of your trip!
Stay in the center of Berlin
Contrary to many other large cities hotels and other accommodation in Berlin is cheap relative to standard, and even centrally located accommodation is affordable.
If you go for a hotel in the center of Berlin you will be close to many attractions and sights, and have access to a large selection of restaurants, shops and bars. We have many good offers, if you wish to live well and cheaply in the center of Berlin. We recommend, amongst others,
Hotel Sylter Hof and
where you'll find yourself in a great, central location, and pay affordable prices. If you are looking for a more exclusive, yet not too expensive hotel we recommend hotels such as
Hotel Concorde and The Mandala Hotel.
If you want to stay in more calm surroundings, it will be advisable to find a hotel, motel or other accommodation outside the city center. About 18% of Berlin is covered by forest, and you will find many lovely hotels in the many green areas that surround the city. If you wish to stay outside the very center Cityhotels has many good offers such as Ku' Damm 101.
Below you will also find a list over recommended hotels in Berlin.
Transport in Berlin
Berlin has had a complex transport system since the end of the 19th century, and there are many great options for getting around using public transport. The city boasts a subway system (U-Bahn) with nine lines, 15 local overground train lines (S-Bahn), 150 bus lines, and 6 ferry routes.
Here you can find an
interactive map of the public transport system in Berlin.
Besides the many public transport options taxis are a popular means of transportation for tourists in Berlin, and a fast and cheap way to get around.
Traveling to Berlin
Berlin has two international airports,
Schönefeld (SXF) and
Both airports are well connected with Berlin and the rest of Germany via train and bus. If you wish to find a hotel near the airport we have many good offers for rooms near both Tegel airport and
Here you'll find information about the journey from
Tegel to Berlin
or from Schönfeld to Berlin.
Berlin for children
Berlin can be exciting both for both adults and children.If you are travelling with children we can help you find a child friendly hotel both in and around Berlin.
Here you'll find a
guide to visiting Berlin with children.
Sights and attractions
Berlin has a number of historic buildings and monuments which are worth visiting. You don't have to be very interested in history to be affected by Berlin's dark and instructive history.
If you wish to visit museums Berlin is definitively the place to visit. The city has a total of 160 museums, so it should be possible to find something that will interest just about anybody. In the heart of Berlin you will find the Museumsinsel (Museum-Island)
which is one of the city's most famous and old museum complexes. Here you will find exhibitions of everything from archaeological finds from Ancient Egypt to paintings from the 19th century.
If you wish to stay close to the Museumsinsel we recommend
Here you will live centrally, with only a short walk to some of the most famous museums in Berlin.
If you wish to experience historic and iconic buildings, Berlin is a marvelous destination. Here are famous places such as Brandenburger Tor,
Berliner Dom (the cathedral), the TV-tower, the Reichstag (the parliament), and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche. For those interested in architecture and design, Berlin has many interesting historic buildings, including prime examples of the Bauhaus style.
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recommendations and ideas for buildings and places worth seeing.
Berlin's history is strongly shaped by the time after the Second World War, and many monuments and museums are dedicated to this side of the city's history. The Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the GDR-museum are some of the attractions which vividly convey the divided history of Berlin. These are places that are not only interesting to see, but where you will also feel close to one of the most important parts of recent European history.
The city is also known for its splendorous streets. If you want to relax after visiting a museum or see more of what Berlin has to offer, we recommend that you walk down Unter den Linden. This street is often compared to Paris' Champs-Elysees, and along it you will find a number of the famous attractions of the city, amongst them
Brandenburger Tor. Another street worth visiting is Kurfürstendamm. Here you will find some of the best of what Berlin has to offer in terms of hotels, shops and restaurants, and a must see if you are into shopping.
Are you looking for
hotel near Kurfürstendamm, we can help you find both good and cheap hotels.
If you want an overview of the many popular places and attractions in Berlin you will be well served by this
tourist map, which gives you such an overview.
Recommendations and suggestions for hotels in Berlin
It can be difficult to pick a hotel in Berlin. We offer hotels that will please any taste, whether you are looking for small cozy pensions or large hotel chains. We have everything from spa-, boutique- og conference hotels to family hotels.
Here you will find
some recommendations for budget and boutique hotels in Berlin.
We can help you if you are having trouble picking a hotel! Contact our customer service which has broad experience and useful suggestions for hotels.