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Berlin is a city of rapid growth, where innovation and diversity have fused together to create a young and vibrant culture. You’ve only to join a walking tour to discover examples of jaw-dropping street art, or evidence of a music scene that has drawn the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop as one-time residents. The city is also one of Europe’s major startup capitals, with new enterprises opening every week.

That being said, landmarks of eras gone by remain among the city’s biggest attractions. The historic Reichstag wows visitors with its gleaming glass dome, while sections of the graffitied Berlin Wall, which divided the city for almost three decades, still stand in Potsdamer Platz. The iconic Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification since the wall fell in 1989, and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of any visit.

In summer, it tends to be hot enough to explore the city outdoors, or enjoy a spot of sunbathing in Tiergarten Park.

In winter, visitors flock to Germany’s capital to see glittering Christmas Markets like Berliner Weihnachtszeit, which is set up annually behind Alexanderplatz. Wrap up warm and stroll from stall to stall, buying festive souvenirs and mugs of hot Glühwein in this storybook setting.


From £31 per night

This weekend

From £58 per night

Next weekend

From £46 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit April–June
Local currency € 10 = £9.04
Language German
Average weekend price £78 per night
Average weekday price £81 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Berlin reviews

What other travellers say about Berlin


It’s a great City with plenty to see and do.

26 October 2020

It’s a great City with plenty to see and do. Museums galleries and shopping. Easy to get around. Many good places to eat; all tastes catered for. Prices have increased significantly since my last visit at new year + 20% and taxis are a lot more.

Robin United Kingdom

Too difficult to write about Berlin!

23 October 2020

Too difficult to write about Berlin!! You must experience the city. Specially in summer. The colors, the street food, the music, the fairs and the flea market. Amazing experince!! The most advanced and efficient public transport in the world. So many museums and historical places to visit. What are you waiting for?!!

Anonymous Bangladesh

I wish to meet more Turist Information points.

12 October 2020

I wish to meet more Turist Information points. And more helpfull people in the turist information points. Also I think that the coffe in few places wasn't special good, but was expensive - I mean that Berlin doesn't has a good coffe, so the price should be lower!!!


Berlin has a feel of an imperial city with great boulevards...

12 October 2020

Berlin has a feel of an imperial city with great boulevards and palatial buildings and monuments. There are some great museums with first class collections. The staff in my hotel very friendly and warm I guess because they weren't German. The employees in the museums were rigid, unfriendly and cold. As a result I lost money on my entrance ticket to a museum because I had purchased "a wrong one" on their website. The Jewish museum staff consisted of non-Jews and instead of presenting the glorious German Jewish history it was involved in anti-Israeli pro-Palestinian propaganda. If you don't enjoy nightclubs or shopping you can skip this town altogether unless you have a gory fascination for sites with gruesome history.

Anonymous Israel

Berlin being the country's capital has a lot of things...

2 October 2020

Berlin being the country's capital has a lot of things to offer. Mall of Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandeburger Tor are some places I could cover. The food varieties at the Mall of Berlin are really appreciable and Mustafa's Gemüse is the best Döner shop in Germany so far. But raining made my trip less comfortable.

Walid 57932
Walid 57932 Germany

Beautiful, cosmopolitan and historical.

28 September 2020

Beautiful, cosmopolitan and historical. Logistically, very easy to get to and then a very well designed and accessible transport system (inc. both airports). Museums, attractions and sights aplenty for extended/multiple trips. Different areas with their own styles and identities but amalgamated into a fantastic and very fun city.

Huw United Kingdom

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