Welcome to Berlin - the capital of Germany, which has been enormously affected since the Wall came down, commanding global interest as a destination. In no other European metropolis has so much changed in recent years. Walking through Berlin you will see evidence of different historic periods in a short time, from medieval buildings to the famous sightseeing landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and East Side Gallery. Today Berlin presents itself as a young, dynamic metropolis open to the world right in the heart of Europe, setting new trends in architecture, art and fashion. Discover its diversity – enjoy Berlin!

Whether you see the sights of Berlin by coach, steamer, bicycle or on foot – you’ll pass a lot of famous buildings and memorials. We’ll tell you which ones you really can’t afford to miss!

Top attractions in Berlin

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. Charlottenburg is relatively flash, with Mitte a trendier alternative. Prenzlauer Berg is the city’s café-culture capital, populated by young families. Schoeneberg is renowned for its gay clubs and bars, while Friedrichshain 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.

What people are saying about Berlin

★★★★★ Great tour. Insightful and thought provoking

Jules was an excellent guide. Her knowledge of the area comes from her previous experience working at the concentration camp memorial before becoming a guide. Interactive and introspective. Makes you think about what had happened and what we should do such that history does not repeat itself. Fully recommend!

★★★★★ Must go and visit and have a meal at night - it was amazing!!

The booking was easy - from the start of the visit to the end the whole evening was amazing that includes the staff and the food. Well worth a re-visit in the future.

★★★★★ Amazing tour! Very informative et well documented. You should do it!

Our guide (can't remember her name, but she was from Australia) knows her history very well and was super friendly and dynamic. Really happy we did this tour, that really helped us to better understand under which condition the German nation was led into such horrible events by the Nazi party and how the population now copes with those traumatic memories. Our guide was very sensible about the way she taught us this dark part of History and brought tears to my eyes at some occasions. But don't worry, she also knows how to make us laugh as well!

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