Berlin

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Museum Island showing street scenes and a city

Berlin was onceprimarily known for the wall that divided the city, but today it’s a unitedcity, renowned for its museums and festivals. Made up of twelve distinctdistricts, each with its own identity, its setup makes Berlineasy to navigate and explore. If you like history, hit the central Mittedistrict where you’ll find Berlin's finestmuseums, including the Pergamon Museum and Bode Museum. Then, of course, thereMuseum Island, a whole island dedicated to cultural treasure troves. A shortwalk to the east and you’ll find the DDR Museum, where you learn more aboutlife under the East German regime.

Besides the Tiergarten district of Mitte you'llfind a memorial to a dark chapter in German history, the sombre Holocaust Monument.It is a moving tribute to the 6 million Jews murdered during World War II. TheMonument to the Berlin Wall is just a short walkfrom here, just to the north. Explore the park and you'll find parts of thewall still preserved.

Political changes, innovation and inventivenesshave contributed to rebuilt the Berlin of today; acity where, despite the damage of the past, you can still admire examples greatarchitecture. Walk through the baroque Charlottenburg Palace or visit theBerliner Cathedral, a grand and beautiful building of sandstone. The Reichstag,the German parliament building, is perhaps the pinnacle of different styles; onthe original classic structure is now an ultra-modern glass dome with 360 degreeviews of Berlin. Take a look at the neoclassicalstyle of the BrandenburgGate, known today as a symbol of peace and unity.

Besides the extensive art and culture, Berlinhas some beautiful, spacious parks. Pack a picnic and head towards the Tiergarten,with tree-lined paths and neatly manicured lawns; it’s Berlin's answer toCentral Park in New York. The famous Berlin Zoo was opened on the grounds ofthe Tiergarten in 1844 and is home to hundreds of animals, including giantpandas and polar bears.

In addition, there’re a number of public squares worthvisiting, like Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz. Potsdamer Platz was thelocation of the first traffic lights in Europe, but was utterly destroyedduring World War II. After this, during the partition, the square became a kindof limbo. Since then, it has recently undergone a major refurbishment, whichhas made it one of the most impressive public spaces in Europe. Here foodiescan indulge in local specialties such eisbein (pork knuckle) and schnitzel.

Day trips from the city centre are very popular.Take the train and in just an hour you’ll be at the historic city ofBrandenburg an der Havel, where you’ll find an abundance of nice pubs,restaurants and a picturesque lake. If you all want to go for an adventure, youcan take the train to Frankfurt, which is just a short train ride on.

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Where to stay in Berlin

IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Katharina Paulus Strasse 5, Berlin, BE
The price is €84 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of German Chancellery, Reichstag Building and Deutsches Theater. Charite and Brandenburg Gate are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,208 reviews)
"Extra clean, practical, and very useful all-in transport ticket included in the price."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Hotel ROMY by AMANO
Hotel ROMY by AMANO
3 out of 5
Invalidenstraße 53, Berlin, Berlin
The price is €89 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Charite, German Chancellery and Friedrichstrasse. Deutsches Theater and Reichstag Building are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (18 reviews)
"The combination price / location is unique. The breakfast was from another world. Very nice selection of products."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Hotel ROMY by AMANO
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is €88 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,266 reviews)
"Excelent"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
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Goodman's Living
Goodman's Living
4 out of 5
Wilmersdorfer Str. 36, Berlin, BE
The price is €73 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deutsche Oper Berlin and Schloss Charlottenburg. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (836 reviews)
"Nice experience. Polite, helpful and professional staff. Clean and tidy. Will recommend. Only downside was lift broke down for a while, had to walk stairs several floors."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Goodman's Living
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.5 out of 5
Markgrafenstrasse 16 - 16a, Berlin, BE
The price is €86 per night from 24 Nov to 24 Nov
This family-friendly Berlin aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Jewish Museum Berlin and Checkpoint Charlie. Gendarmenmarkt ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,220 reviews)
"I loved the size of the apartment and the location. We were a short walk from the train and Checkpoint Charlie."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
4 out of 5
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 9-13, Berlin
The price is €165 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse, Alexanderplatz, and Hackescher Markt. Marienkirche and Berlin TV Tower are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (751 reviews)
"Great location. The place feels safe and mostly clean. We had an issue with our room and we were moved to a different one It’s shame it took two nights as it felt like the staff didn’t handle it very professionally in the beginning They did so eventually"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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