4/5 - Good
Verified travelerDec 14, 2019
Great place for Christmas markets but wouldn’t recommend hop on hop off busses. Use public transport - excellent
A city once known more for its division than its fascinating history and architecture, Berlin is now unshakably unified and a highly modern, cosmopolitan city that offers a fantastic opportunity to experience a uniquely German way of life through the city’s many museums, public squares and festivals.
The German capital and home to around 3.5m people, the city of Berlin is divided into 12 boroughs each with their own distinctive flavour and character. Traversable easily by the city’s characteristically efficient light rail system, many visitors to head directly to the Museum Island in the Mitte district – itself a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Museum Island is home to five internationally significant institutions - including the Pergamon Museum (historical buildings) and Bode Museum (Antique and Byzantine Sculpture), as well as the famous Altes Museum, Neues Museum and Alte Nationalgalerie – making it one of the finest cultural sites in Europe.
To learn more about Berlin under East Germany rule, the DDR museum is located conveniently close to Museum Island, whilst a short walk north will take you to the Berlin Wall Memorial which features manicured parklands and a section of the wall itself left standing as a reminder of the city’s division.
As one of Europe’s great cities, and also one of great political change, Berlin is recognised as one of the world’s most significant sites for architecture. Reflecting the city’s past, the architecture of Berlin contains fine examples of many of the world’s most celebrated architectural styles.
From the Berliner Dome with its elegant blend of renaissance, gothic and neoclassical styles to the straight baroque of the magnificent Schloss Charlottenburg Palace, it’s no surprise that architecture students from all over the world visit the city. Perhaps most emblematic of all is, of course, The Reichstag. A perfect example of new Berlin meeting old Berlin – the classic stone building now topped with a deliciously modern glass dome offering spectacular views across the city.
Berlin is not all about museums and architecture however, it is also a city to relax in and enjoy the German way of life. Why not take a stroll amongst the manicured lawns and tree-lined paths of the enormous Tiergarten? Home to the world renowned Berlin Zoo, the Tiergarten also contains a sombre memorial to the victims of the Holocaust – a moving tribute worthy of a moment of anyone’s time.
If there’s one thing Germans love, it’s eating and drinking – which is why the true German experience can be found in public squares such as Alexander Platz or Potsdamer Platz. Packed with bars and small eateries, each square is the perfect place to grab a stein of German lager, a currywurst and watch the people of Berlin go about their daily business.
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Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.
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One of Berlin’s coolest neighborhoods has a long history of youthful indulgence, a diverse ethnic population and some of the city’s best entertainment precincts.
Romantic cobbled streets, lazy weekend breakfasts and a lively flea market have made this district a favorite among families and young couples.
When on holiday in Wedding in the northern part of Berlin city centre visitors are surprised by the huge variety of sights, green oases and tranquil corners.
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Straddling the eastern side of the River Spree, this former industrial precinct is today the home of some of Berlin’s most progressive nightclubs.
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The glamorous heart of former West Berlin remains one of Berlin’s most coveted neighborhoods and the city’s premier retail destination.
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Reviewed on 10 Dec 2019
With its stark, 1960s layout, “Alex” is a showcase of Communist-era architecture and a lively central meeting place for locals.
This symbol of German unification ranks alongside Paris' Arc de Triomphe as one of Europe’s most iconic and emotive monuments.
Torched by Hitler, bombed by Britain and stormed by the Russians, the seat of German power has risen again as a symbol of a united and progressive Germany.
Once a point of tension and dramatic escape attempts, this Cold War relic is now one of Berlin's biggest tourist attractions.
Berliners come to celebrate their city in this public square, which was leveled during World War II and isolated in the Cold War.
Take in breathtaking views of Berlin and enjoy a meal in a revolving restaurant inside the sphere of this iconic tower, the tallest structure in Germany.
The Berlin WelcomeCard, available as 48-hours, 72-hours, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day option, offers a great, cost-effective means to explore the city in-depth. Travel on public transport in fare zones Berlin AB or Berlin ABC for free and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent with over 200 participating partners.
Embark on a poignant tour of one of the first Nazi concentration camps. Originally built to house political prisoners, its usage evolved through the Holocaust and then post-WWII. Observe how the camp today marks the devastating crimes that took place and how it pays tribute to its victims.
Central to the network of inhumane concentration camps, Sachsenhausen was also an SS training facility. Learn of its atrocities and gain historical perspective on its Nazi and Soviet use. This full-day tour offers poignant insight into one of the 20th century’s most profound brutalities.
Discover the history of Berlin while pedaling past distinctive historic monuments and important cultural sites. Follow your local guide as you cover much more ground than you could on foot. Learn more about the region's turbulent past and how it's effected the contemporary city you see today.
Head out of Berlin to explore the tragic side of the city's history at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, a former Nazi concentration camp. Learn about the lives of prisoners who were abused, see the training grounds of SS guards, and pay tribute to those lost during World War II.
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Verified travelerDec 14, 2019
Very interesting city