Berlin

Berlin

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 sights in Berlin

TV Tower

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Spree River

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Charlottenburg

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Friedrichstadt-Palast

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Museum Island

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Berlin Wall

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Friedrichstraße

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Government District, Berlin

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Top things to do in Berlin

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!

Alexanderplatz
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.

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.

Reichstag
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.

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.

Gendarmenmarkt
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?

Berlin and the Spree River at sunset. The best months to visit Berlin are May and October. Best Time for Sightseeing: The best time for sightseeing in Berlin is late spring to early summer and late summer to early autumn, when lines are shorter and there are fewer tourists to get in the way of the views.

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?

Bus. The bus system in Berlin offers 151 lines spread all over the city, some running every 10 minutes with a 24-hour service. Buses also replace the metro trains during the week time closing hours, running parallel to each U-Bahn station. One of the most scenic lines is the 100 Line.

Good to know

Language

German

Currency

Euro (€)

Country Code

+49

Time Zone

UTC (+01:00)

Best time to visit

May through September the weather is ideal.

What people are saying about Berlin

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Engrossing, highly informative and good fun at the same time
This was a great tour! I’m a Brit and worked in Berlin for 3.5 years but never really had the chance to explore the city in-depth, and my girlfriend is Bulgarian and lived under Communism and wanted to see a little of the former East Berlin. This tour was great for both of us. The groups are deliberately kept small, I think there were 11 people on our tour, a mix of Brits and Americans, very good-humored, some real laughs along the way. Our Guide – Josh, was excellent, he informed but also elicited answers and discussions from the group on places we had just visited. There was no pressure to get involved, but everyone took part anyway because of the thought-provoking subject matter of the tour and what we were seeing. This was the best thing we did in Berlin during our 4-day break there and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to see below the ‘surface’ of Berlin. Thanks Josh! Steve and Liya

Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour reviewed by Stephen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great overview sightseeing day of Dresden
Perfect day for getting out of Berlin by motor coach. See the country for a 2-hour drive to Dresden. Tour the city by an informed guide giving info on the history of the city and buildings. Have the afternoon, about 3 hours to tour on your own, have a nice lunch. Climb to the top of the church dome for a great overview of the city and the river. Back in Berlin at 7 pm- great tour

Daytrip to Dresden from Berlin reviewed by Paul

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ So worth it! It was an incredibly fun and in-depth look at the city.
Scott was absolutely phenomenal, he shared insights and wisdom into not only the history and the story of the city but into the people, culture, and art as well. I absolutely loved and valued how he invited us to explore the deeper meaning of each aspect on our own and allowed us to come to our own informed conclusions from what we felt and the knowledge he shared with us. It takes someone pretty special to make such a heartbreaking story so powerful and beautifully inspiring.

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour reviewed by Amanda

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wow! This was absolutely information-rich and great fun too
Fantastic guide Rhys was both fun and a mine of information. The cycling was easy-paced, the bikes were in great condition and ideal for sloping around the center of Berlin. The sights were terrific and the information was delivered with great humor and thoughtfulness. A real tour de force. Well worth the money. The weather really helped too on a very sunny Saturday morning.

Highlights of Berlin Bike Tour reviewed by John

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