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Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries Lafayette. Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building ...
Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt£45Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt£45
Located in Mitte, this hotel is steps away from Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Galeries Lafayette and Gendarmenmarkt are also within 15 ...
Select Hotel Berlin The Wall£49Select Hotel Berlin The Wall£49
This family-friendly Berlin hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Aquadom, DDR Museum and Berlin Cathedral. Museum Island and Nikolaikirche ...
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin£98Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin£98
Located in Mitte, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Volksbuhne, Alexanderplatz, and TV Tower. DDR Museum and Berlin Cathedral are also within 1 mile ...
H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz£58H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz£58
Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercedes-Benz Arena and Nikolaikirche. Alexanderplatz and TV Tower are also within 2 miles (3 ...
Select Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof£49Select Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof£49
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gendarmenmarkt and Nikolaikirche. Checkpoint Charlie and Alexanderplatz are also within 1 mi (2 ...
TITANIC Comfort Berlin Mitte£43TITANIC Comfort Berlin Mitte£43
Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Technical University and Berlin Zoological Garden. Victory Column and Kaiser Wilhelm ...
Novum Style Hotel Berlin-Centrum£39Novum Style Hotel Berlin-Centrum£39
This family-friendly Unter den Linden hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Komische Oper Berlin, Galeries Lafayette and Friedrichstrasse. ...
The Westin Grand, Berlin£91The Westin Grand, Berlin£91
The capital of Germany is no conventional beauty, and although the city has been cleaned and restored since the fall of the Berlin Wall, several of its charms are still to be found around its many rough edges.
The city’s sights are mainly a reflection of German history, from the Third Reich to the Communist regime. Sightseeing here is often a sombre and thought-provoking experience, but modern Berlin isn’t trapped in its past. The Jewish Museum for example focuses on all aspects of Jewish life and culture in Berlin and the brand new Daniel Libeskind building is worth a visit for the architecture alone.
Due to Berlin’s scale and the size of the city centre it is difficult to cover the main sights on foot. The Berlin Welcome Card offers a great way to get around the city and see many of the highlights; it includes unlimited travel on the underground, metro, and tram systems and 50% discounts on most museums. Another good way to experience central attractions like the Reichstag (the restored parliament) and its Norman Foster glass dome is to board a sightseeing boat on the river Spree.
Those seeking a cultural experience should head for the Berlin Museumsinsel in Mitte. The six museums on a small island focus on classical antiquities, prehistory and early history, Islamic art, and sculpture, and house Egyptian and Numismatic collections. The museum complex itself was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
For a more modern take visit the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin at the Schlossplatz nearby which will showcase modern art created in Berlin until the end of 2010.
A new generation of young Germans eager to experience life in this city of constant change has migrated to the capital in recent years from all over the country, filling the bars and cafes in Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, and Mitte. Bars and clubs in the central district are mostly open into the early hours of the morning. Expect the unexpected - wine bars that only charge what you want to pay (Weinerei at Zionskirche Square) or a drinking joint in a circus tent (Bar Jeder Vernunft, Schaper Street).
Berlin has no equivalent to the West End or Broadway, but a number of British shows have established themselves here over the years – including Blue Man Group.
If you have more than a couple of days in the city, it’s worth venturing to nearby Potsdam and Park Sanssouci (which freely translates as ‘carefree’). The vast royal gardens are often compared to Versailles and resemble a showroom for medium-sized palaces. Schedule at least two hours to explore and choose your favorite from residences such as Friedrich the Great’s Palace Sansousi, which gave the park its name, and later additions such as the Neues Palais.