You’re long overdue for an adventure in Berlin, Germany. As the country’s capital and largest city, Berlin is brimming with activities to do and attractions to see. During your holiday in Germany’s northwestern region, check out the exhibits at some of the best museums in town, from Deutsches Currywurst Museum to Museum Berggruen. Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial, explore Charlottenburg Palace, and don’t miss the Brandenburg Gate, which dates back to 1791. Whether you decide to delve into the city’s history or simply shop at the Gendarmenmarkt, you’ll find plenty of ways to fill up your travel itinerary during your romp in Berlin.
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To arrive in town, fly into the Berlin Schönefeld Airport (BER). From the airport terminal, you can hop on the S-Bahn, Airport Express, regional train, or public buses to arrive at your holiday destination. Prefer to have your own set of wheels to cruise on the Autobahn? Rent a car in Berlin with us in advance to have it waiting upon your arrival.
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Due to Berlin’s scale and the size of the city center it is difficult to cover the main sights on foot. The Berlin Welcome Card offers a great way to get around the city and see many of the highlights; it includes unlimited travel on the underground, metro, and tram systems and 50% discounts on most museums. Another good way to experience central attractions like the Reichstag (the restored parliament) and its Norman Foster glass dome is to board a sightseeing boat on the river Spree.
Arts and Culture
Those seeking a cultural experience should head for the Berlin Museumsinsel in Mitte. The six museums on a small island focus on classical antiquities, prehistory and early history, Islamic art, and sculpture, and house Egyptian and Numismatic collections. The museum complex itself was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
For a more modern take visit the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin at the Schlossplatz nearby which will showcase modern art created in Berlin until the end of 2010.
A new generation of young Germans eager to experience life in this city of constant change has migrated to the capital in recent years from all over the country, filling the bars and cafes in Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, and Mitte. Bars and clubs in the central district are mostly open into the early hours of the morning. Expect the unexpected - wine bars that only charge what you want to pay (Weinerei at Zionskirche Square) or a drinking joint in a circus tent (Bar Jeder Vernunft, Schaper Street).
Berlin has no equivalent to the West End or Broadway, but a number of British shows have established themselves here over the years – including Blue Man Group.
Potsdam and Park Sanssouci
If you have more than a couple of days in the city, it’s worth venturing to nearby Potsdam and Park Sanssouci (which freely translates as ‘carefree’). The vast royal gardens are often compared to Versailles and resemble a showroom for medium-sized palaces. Schedule at least two hours to explore and choose your favorite from residences such as Friedrich the Great’s Palace Sansousi, which gave the park its name, and later additions such as the Neues Palais.