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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

  • Language
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    May through September the weather is ideal.
  • Events in Berlin
    Carnival of Cultures
    13. May 2016 - 16. May 2016
    Hermannplatz (Berlin)
    DFB Pokalfinale
    21. May 2016
    Olympia Stadium (Berlin)
    Fete de la Musique
    21. Jun 2016
    various venues and places all over Berlin (Berlin)

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What people are saying about Berlin

Great way to relax and see Berlin with commentary and good food.

Saw Berlin from a different viewpoint whilst relaxing over evening dinner. The commentary in English and German was very informative and interesting. Dinner was really good, soup ( superb ), main ( I had veggie option, good ) and pudding ( sweet & sticky, good ). Plenty of time for taking photos. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

If in Berlin get it, use it. Worth the money.

I got the 5 day pass. Used it from the airport(rather small-Tigel). Staff were very helpful. Could have saved more but had already booked on line some of the places it can be used at. Worth the money, don't have to worry about transport throughout the city.
Berlin WelcomeCard with Pocket Travel Guide Reviewed by Graham, 04/28/2016

We had a great full day with a guide. Her name is Alex. She is super!!

Our guide Alex informed us very very well with the history around Dresden. She took us everywhere and explained everything very very good. We loved Dresden a lot. I wish that whoever has a chance of going on this tour will find Alex as the guide.
Daytrip to Dresden from Berlin Reviewed by Carmen, 04/26/2016

the best! - great info + well presented...glad I took the tour

guide was well informed and presented info in a clear way ...very helpful w/historical and architectural data - would recommend
Berlin: 2-Hour Tour of Government District & Reichstag Reviewed by PATRICIA A, 04/19/2016

Awesome experience, easy to book and even saved some money

As a tip, book the evening before you want to go in the morning, tickets are super fast sold out. I was lucky to get one of those cheap early bird tickets, but could have also bought the premium ticket if they had been sold out.
Skip the Line: Berlin TV Tower Ticket Reviewed by Sabrina, 04/18/2016

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