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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 (€)
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    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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See parts of Berlin from a different perspective

Who doesn't enjoy a river trip? Who enjoys a serene journey through a city that presents an eclectic mosaic of historical and modern architecture? This 1 hour break away from the hustle and bustle works whatever the weather. However, in October, it can be a bit bracing for some but the best photographic opportunities are up on deck although there is the obvious attraction of a warmer environment down below. The boat was clean, comfortable and the accompanying snack and cordial most welcome. The trip commentary was given in both German and English. I think if I come again, it would be in the warmer months but the trees were displaying some autumn finery and made for a colourful backdrop to this colourful city. If I had one piece of advice it would be that ifyour hotel cannot print out the required voucher, there should be an acceptable alternate to the boat company who on this occasion were more than helpful to make sure I was able to get on board. A trip worth taking. Well done.
Berlin: 1-Hour Pizza Cruise on the River Spree Reviewed by Chris, 10/18/2016

Well organised and very tasty cake...enjoyed the view..

Easy entrance because of advance booking for restaurant,well timed stroll around with good info on the dome and city beyond, spectacular views.....nice coffee plenty of choices and super cake and cream in lovely restaurant, can recommend.
Reichstag: Rooftop Coffee Break at Käfer Reviewed by Christine, 10/17/2016

The Tour was very interesting. Ulrich (I think) was very good .

The Guide was excellent, despite us having weak German, he was very helpful and sympathetic. We enjoyed the Tour very much.

Perfect introduction to Berlin for an art lover

I have always been fascinated by street art and graffiti that's why I chose the alternative tour and I Was not disappointed. Georgia was our guide, she loves art and she loves Berlin. I normally don't like guided tours but with a guide like Georgia I would be happy to see more of Berlin
New Berlin Alternative City Tour Reviewed by brikesh, 10/16/2016

Worth it for the return train travel from airport to city centre alone

Perfect for taking advantage of Berlin's excellent integrated public transport. Simple to book in advance and collect on arrival at airport. Only slight criticism is there can be queues at the collection point (at airport).

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