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The history of Berlin has seen it broken and divided, fashioning a city that's nightlife and neighborhoods are as much of a draw as its bountiful museums and jarring architecture. Every corner has a story to tell, but here are a few worth starting with!


This holyland of 20's cabaret emerged as a Soviet showpiece in the Cold War. Central, accessible, and close to other key sights, Alexanderplatz is the perfect launchpad for a jaunt around town.

TV Tower

As the highest point in Berlin it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. TV Tower tickets start at €13 for adults─a bargain for Berlin's best view!

Brandenburg Gate

Situated at the bottom of Unter den Linden, close to the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate is a monument to triumph, once in war, now in unity.


Germany's parliament is an icon of Berlin architecture. The modern glass dome crowning the Neo-Baroque building is open to visitors. From the dome of the Reichstag building you can experience an outstanding view of the city.

Government District

The Reichstag isn't all the Government District has to offer. At the north-eastern corner of Tiergarten Park, it's home to some of the best modern architecture in Berlin.

Madame Tussauds Berlin

Madame Tussauds is relatively new to the city but already has a colorful history. On opening day a visitor tore off Hitler's waxwork head! Only in Berlin!

Berlin Dungeon

See out a rainy day at the Berlin dungeon for a reminder of the city's nasty past. Large groups get generous discounts.

Potsdamer Platz

Once a post-war wasteland, Potsdamer Platz is now the spot for top-class hotels and film premieres (including the IMAX). The Berliner Philharmonie is just around the corner.


Known locally as Ku'Damm, this 2-mile boulevard forms Berlin's shopping district. KaDeWe─the continent's largest department store─marks its easternmost point near Wittenbergplatz.


In the historic Gendarmenmarkt the Berlin Concert House stands flanked by 2 cathedrals. Entrance to the German Cathedral is free, but the older French Cathedral costs €3 a ticket.

Planning Your Berlin Visit

When to go?

Unless you're averse to crowds, visit Berlin over the summer, when the city's relaxed street-life is at its most contagious. Include a Sunday to experience one of the bustling flea markets.

Where to stay?

Every Berlin neighborhood has its own character. Charlottenberg is relatively flash, with Mitte a trendier alternative. Prenzlauerberg is the city's café-culture capital, populated by young families. Schoeneberg is renowned for its gay clubs and bars, while Friendrichshain and Kreuzberg also provide plenty of nightlife options─most a little rough around the edges!

How to get around?

Berlin is covered by trains, trams, taxis, and buses. Train stations are largely unmanned with machines to buy tickets from. Many tourists mistakenly think the trains are free before being fined €60 by inspectors! The Berlin WelcomeCard covers public transport in Berlin and Potsdam for 2-5 days, and also provides discounts at many restaurants and attractions, including the Berlin Dungeon.

Good to Know

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    May through September the weather is ideal.
  • Events in Berlin
    JazzFest Berlin
    3. Nov 2016 - 6. Nov 2016
    Haus der Berliner Festspiele (Berlin)

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Very helpful. Nice guidebook with suggested tours per day

Very helpful for means of transport. Nice guidebook with suggested tours per day

Really good way to spent 3 days in Berlin. Highly recommended.

My friends and I used the pass only for 2 days, since we continued traveling around. But even for the 2 days we had it was well worth it.

Knowledgeable and passionate guide, fun driving in the VW Bulli!

I bought the tour for my parents when they visited Berlin. They absolutely loved it and couldn't stop talking about all the stories they had learned about. Driving in the car was a really fun experience. The guide is an expert on Berlin history and brings his story passionately. A photobook was supplied during the tour as well, so modern day Berlin could even be compared to what the different areas of Berlin looked like throughout history. Very interesting added touch to the tour!

Excellent guide who tailored commentary to our background and interest

We came back to Berlin to see architecture and art. Our guide provided an excellent commentary that included social history associated with past and contemporary trends in architecture. She took care to learn something about our particular interests and tailored the commentary to them. We would readily recommend the tour and our guide to others. With appreciation for an excellent tour. Anne and Neil
Berlin: 2-Hour Modern Architecture Tour Reviewed by Neil, 10/24/2016

Taylor was hilarious when taking about serious topics, it was great

Humor when talking about a serious topic lightens the mood and helps it be entertaining, keep it up.
Third Reich Berlin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/22/2016

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