Travel to Berlin, Germany

Be moved by a city that has seen it all

Berlin proves that over time wounds may be healed, but scars remain as an important reminder. Battered and bruised from the World Wars, the people of Berlin have worked hard to rebuild their city, but have been left with heart-wrenching memories. Chills will be sent down your spine when you witness the remainder of The Berlin Wall and Check-Point Charlie. However, your heart will be warmed by the kindness of the people and their love for the weird and the whacky. Check out the colourful art on the wall at the East-Side Gallery and venture out into the night in Kreuzberg. Get there on a Sunday and enjoy the wonders of the Mauerpark markets, with a variety of streets artists that will amuse even the coldest of hearts.

Suggested stay
2 nights +

Recommended things to do in Berlin, Germany

Below you will find our handpicked list of things to do in Berlin. Find a list of all things to do in Berlin on our partner Viator’s website.


Kreuzberg District, Berlin, Germany

Kreuzberg District Tour: Food, Culture and Street Art

Explore the trendy neighborhood of Kreuzberg on this guided, 3-hour small-group walking tour. Sample the food and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant, multicultural district. Visit some of the best street-food stands, cafés and beer halls in the area, sampling a variety of beverages and hearty treats, including the popular local snack currywurst.
 
Book from €63

Berlin Bike tour. Berlin, Germany

Berlin Bike Tour
Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided, 4.5-hour bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more.

Book from €26

brandenburg gate. Berlin, Germany

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour completely different from anything you have experienced before and get to know the past at Sachsenhausen, one of the main concentration camps in Nazi Germany. While you walk, you’ll learn the story of the camp, providing an essential background to Germany’s past and present.
 
Book from €17

Recommended hotels in Berlin, Germany


We have carefully selected the following list of hotels, based on ratings, customer reviews, location and price. Choose from three classes:
1. Economy – good quality at a reasonably low price. 2. Comfort – a little extra luxury for a good price. 3. Premium – the finest features for a luxurious stay.

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Myer’s Hotel Berlin
This 3-star boutique hotel is in a historic building in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg disctirct of Berlin. It features classical-style rooms, original works of art, and great transport connection. Pankow is a great choice for travelers interested in nightlife, food and culture.

Within the City Center.

Hotel AMANO Grand Central
The Hotel AMANO Grand Central provides a luxurious setting but affordable atmosphere that sets a new standard for urban travel. The rooms are furnished in a pleasant and modern style with quality design and comfort. After a long day out, exploring the highlights of the city, guests can come back to relax on the rooftop terrace and unwind. The hotel is situated in the center of the city, giving easy access by feet to all the main attractions.

Within the City Center.

Monbijou Hotel
Decorated in a vintage British style, the rooms have large windows and hardwood floor. The Monbijou Hotel is a few meters from Berlin’s lively Hackescher Markt Square and the Museum Island. A large variety of cafes, bars and shops are within a few minute walk of the Hotel. Mitte is a great choice for travelers interested in history, museums and architecture.

Within the City Center.

 

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RIU Plaza Berlin
The 4-star hotel is se in a modern 18-storey building on Berlin’s Kurfustendamm boulevard. The hotel is located near to the Ku’Damm, one of the city of Berlin’s msot famous avenues and finest shopping areas. The RIU Plaza Berlin is a few minutes walk from Kurfustendamm undergournd statoin and the world famous KaDeWe department store. It is well connected with the old town, the city’s most iconic sites, major business centers and aiport. All rooms and suites at the RIU Plaza Berlin feature luxury furnishings.

Distance from City Center: 3 km

Hotel Indigo Berlin-Alexanderplatz
The Hotel Indigo is in Berlin’s city center only a few minutes walk from Alexanderplatz Square and is surrounded by countless shopping attractions, culture and fashion highlights as well as wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs. The hotel excels in its modern and fresh design and extraordinary services.

Distance from City Center: 1 km

Melia Berlin
Located at the heart of Berlin, next to the River Spree and just a short distance from major attractions, the Melia Berlin is the perfect choice for your business or leisure trips to the city. Each room is decorated in warm tones and with premium wooden furnitures with all the essential room amenities needed.

Within the City Center.

 

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Waldorf Astoria Berlin
At the very heart of Berlin’s City West, close to the exclusive shopping boulevard Kurfürstendamm, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin offers a sophisticated atmosphere in modern Art Deco style. Elegance is artfully blended with modern attitude. In every guest room, guests can enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the Berlin skyline. After a day of exploring, guests can come back to unwind with one of the signature treatments at Germany’s first Guerlain Spa or enjoy fine food and wine at one of the restaurants.

Distance from City Center: 3.2 km

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin
Revel in the energy of the cosmopolitan city, then retreat to the refined tranquility of the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin- which is one of the exclusive five star hotels in Berlin Mitte. The Ritz Carlton, Berlin is one of the most striking luxury hotels to complement the architectural diversity that defines the charismatic and transformative Potsdamer Platz quarter. In addition to enjoying the area’s fusion of art, enterntainment, shopping and urban vibe, guests will discover exceptional guest rooms and suites and an exceptional french dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant.

Within the City Center.

Regent Berlin
Sumptuous guest accommodation, Michelin-starred cuisine and a rich decor of fine upholstery and traditional Biedermeier furniture offer guests and exquisite home-from-home just a stone’s throw from the city’s historic heart. Within minutes to leading cultural and shopping sites and boasting first class transport links, the hotel’s respect for both heritage and modern convenience is unrivalled in Berlin.

Within the City Center.

 

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More info about Berlin, Germany

flight iconArriving in Berlin

There are two main airports in Berlin: Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF).
Normally, flying from outside of Europe into Berlin will require a change of flights in a bigger European airport such as Amsterdam (The Netherlands) or Frankfurt (Germany). However, there are a few direct flights from cities in US such as New York and Miami.

How to get from Berlin Tegel to the city centre?:

The airport is well integrated in Berlin’s transportation network:

  • By bus: Express Bus. This is the quickest way to reach the city centre. Take the Jet Express Bus TXL to Alexanderplatz (City East, 45 minute ride) or Jet Express Bus X9 to Zoologischer Garten (City West, 20 minute ride). This buses also stop at Berlin Hbf, the main central station in the city.

How to get from Berlin Schönefeld  to the city centre?:

  • Berlin Schönefeld has excellent connections with the city centre of Berlin and surrounding areas:
  • S-Bahn Railway: S-Bahn is an urban railway and trains to the city centre run every 10 minutes. The station is located outside the airport and the main lines are S9 and S45.
    Airport Express (Regional Railway): The lines RE 7 / RB 14 will take you to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main train station) in about 30 minutes.

 

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At the train station

Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station in Berlin city.
Services: Services: Information desk, Metro, Buses, Left Luggage and more.
For more information, visit their website, here.

 

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If you are in Berlin, public transportation might seem a little confusing at first, with its numerous services. However, it’s not as complicated as it seems.
The most popular services are:
By U-Bahn:  this is the most efficient way to travel in Berlin and it runs over and underground. With more than 10 lines, it covers the major touristic highlights in the city. many of its stops are connecting stations for travelling out to other parts of the city, less touristic.
By S-Bahn: Less popular than the U-Bahn, but very useful for travelling to other areas in the city, outside the centre, or to the districts in the outskirts.
By bike: Bikes are very handy for getting across town on your own rhythm. Many hotels have bike rental services.
Prices usually start from €6 per day. There are bike rentals and designated bike lanes all across the city.
By Ferry: In the summertime, you might want to consider the option to discover the city by ferry.

 

Best time to go
Between May and October (Summer)

Language spoken
German

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Beware of pickpockets, especially in the most crowded areas of the city. They are kids in many cases, and are able distract you very easily. Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.