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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kurfürstendamm

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.

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?

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.

Good to Know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    May through September the weather is ideal.

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What People Are Saying About Berlin

Miha made us feel at home and left us buzzing for the rest of our stay

Miha was a great guide - very friendly, knowledgeable, and interested in us and making sure we got the most out of the tour. We were late unfortunately but he was very gracious when we finally met up and very accommodating. The tour was great and enlightening and we felt he went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the experience. It was great to get to know him too as we wandered around the Christmas markets talking about life in general. We would absolutely recommend anyone coming to Berlin for the first time to take a tour with Miha - you won’t regret it!

Christmas Markets & Highlights with a Local Reviewed by Lesley, 12/09/2017

A very useful card to have for a visit to Berlin.

The card was a great buy, one off purchase so you do not have to be struggling to figure out ticket machine purchases for trains etc. Also some nice discounts on attractions around the city.

A fabulous experience with excellent food.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of a superb leisurely meal with good wine and a wonderful changing view from our window. I would recommend it to everyone visiting Berlin.

Skip-the-Line Berlin TV Tower with VIP Lunch Reviewed by Sue, 12/01/2017

My balloon ride was cancelled. Please refund my money.

The balloon ride was cancelled by the organisers due to wind. Please refund my money.

Berlin: E-Trabi Safari through the Capital Reviewed by Pinaki, 11/16/2017

Relaxing trip allowing you to see a lot of East Berlin

I really enjoyed this trip as it was peaceful and relaxing being away from the city, starting at Treptower Park was a lovely location and you can avail of drinks and snacks on board. Comfortable although dated seating inside, the trip covers a long distance of the Spree, where you can see the tv tower in the distance, east side gallery, oberbaum brücke, etc. enjoyable experience

Berlin: Boat Tour along the River Spree Reviewed by Sarah, 11/07/2017