Berlin is a great choice for short weekend or midweek trips, combining culture, music, sightseeing and local short haul flights to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
Some of the city centre highlights worth checking out on any walking tour of Berlin include the Brandenburg Gate, the Tiergarten and the Kurfurstendamm (Kudamm), where you’ll find an active, thriving culture and music/nightclub scene any time of day or night. Sip some of the popular German craft beers in the Tiergarten which is popular with visitors and locals alike, or simply stroll around the picturesque gardens
Unter den Linden is situated in the heart of the old town of Berlin and is a popular local boulevard for walking and heading out to the Charlottenburg Palace, one of the most beautiful visitor attractions in the city which is located in the western area of Berlin. As you walk along Unter den Linden you will really appreciate all the history and importance of ancient Berlin, dating back to the 1500s. Most of the ancient buildings along this walk were reduced to rubble during the wars, however they have been sympathetically reconstructed and an evening walk along this wide boulevard is sure to impress any tourist and visitor to Berlin.
If you enjoy visiting museums you’re spoilt for choice in Berlin with the Neues Museum, the Bauhaus cathedral to design and the Jewish Museum to name but a few. Shopaholics visiting Berlin are also spoilt for choice, whether local markets, festivals, fleamarkets or antique/crafts/arts outlets are destinations of choice or the fantastic Berlin department stores or designer outlets are preferred. If you are planning to indulge yourself with Berlin retail therapy you’re probably best advised to walk around the city centre to find the outlets most suited to your needs. There’s not really a traditional “High Street” shopping ethos in Berlin and you’ll find retail outlets and shopping quarters in surprising locations around the city.
Appreciate War Time and Cold War History in Berlin
If your interest entails World War II and Cold War history, you’ll enjoy a trip to view the remnants of the Berlin Wall and the DDR Museum which is located in central Berlin opposite the Cathedral. The DDR Museum provides interactive and futuristic exhibits and is popular with tourists and locals, with hosts of East German tourists visiting each year. The Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre is another popular visitor attraction, giving you an idea of just how oppressive the division of Berlin must have been for the local populations and imparting lasting impressions on all visitors.
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