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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

Building worthy to see, nice wiew from top.

Coffee and cake very good. Were allowed to go earlier then booked. Enjoyed nice weather.

Reichstag: Rooftop Coffee Break at Käfer Reviewed by Miroslaw, 05/23/2018

Bratt knows everything about Berlin and made us love the city

Whereever we are in the world we always book a bike tour.. Sidney, Melbourne, Paris, Albuquerque., etc.But this tour with Bratt was definitely the best one ever!. He is knowledgeable, humorous, took us to every renown spot in Berlin, talked about the old and modern Berlin, about the people, culture, politics in an interactive , emotional way. But Fat Tire! Please keep your bikes clean! Apart from that, everything was well organized, , in the shop everybody was kind and helpful., the bikes were good, the tour eas excellent! We loved every minute of it!

Berlin Day City Bike Tour Reviewed by agnes, 05/18/2018

Great tour. Learned a lot, covered a lot of area.

This 4 hour tour was well worth the price. We covered a lot of area and information. I had an issue and booked the wong date and they were very accommodating to help me fix it. Pip was our guide and she did a great job. Highly recommend these tours.

Third Reich Berlin Reviewed by ANTHONY, 05/18/2018

Arvid made the whole experience real! He showed great passion.

Thank you Arvid for an informative and honest private tour. You knowledge was exceptional and you showed humility and care.

Berlin Reichstag and Glass Dome Private Tour Reviewed by Duncan, 05/13/2018

Great tour, with in-depth history from Kevin our guide

We were privileged to be led around Berlin’s historic sites by someone who had such in depth understanding of the history - thanks Kevin!

Discover Berlin Walking Tour Reviewed by Julie, 05/12/2018