Berlin is the capital of Germany and has a rich history that can be seen all through the city. With a wide variety of museums to explore – including the UNESCO recognised Museum Island – as well as bustling shopping areas. Berlin is a popular destination for cultural city breaks and for those looking to experience the cities’ renowned club scene and its historical landmarks.
Berlin offers a comfortable mix of modern structures, such as those in Potsdamer Platz, to a host of medieval buildings such as those near Alexanderplatz, all within walking distance of one another. With such a lot to explore in this vast and varied city – from museums to zoos to historical monuments, Berlin is an ideal destination for city breaks.
There are a number of historical sights to take in during a visit to the city – including the remains of the world renowned Berlin Wall. Sections of which are still present throughout the city, as well as the iconic Brandenburg Gate. There are also a number of museums around the city – including the Pergamon Museum and the Museum of Technology – allowing tourists the chance to explore the rich history of the German capital.
Berlin is accessible to many types of tourist, and offers a range of modes of transport from which to explore this historical city – from guided tours of the city available on foot, bicycle or even a motorised Segway scooter.
Berlin is an extremely cycle-friendly city, with vast networks of cycle lanes running throughout, and with a number of cycle rental companies available throughout the city there are plenty of opportunities to explore this historical city on two wheels.
Berlin is famous for its vibrant nightlife and as being the spiritual home of house music. There are a wide variety of clubs and music venues dotted around the city centre, playing anything from the latest pop hits to the very best in house, trance and techno.
Berlin is also famed for hosting the Love Parade festival, and is one of the highlights of the summer in the city, with over a million revellers descending upon Tiergarten Park – Berlin’s largest area of parkland - each year to enjoy many top DJs and a colourful parade through the city.
Taking all of the above into account, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing to take city breaks to Berlin. When looking for hotels for your trip to Berlin, it’s best to shop around for the best deal and do consider that this is a big city and this location can have quite an impact on your holiday experience.