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Berlin is a fast-growing city where innovation and diversity come together to create a young and exciting culture. Join a walking tour and you’ll find plenty of jaw-dropping street art and experience the same music scene that drew in former residents David Bowie and Iggy Pop. The city is also one of Europe’s major startup capitals, with new companies opening every week.

However, the city’s biggest attractions are its historic landmarks. The Reichstag wows visitors with its shiny glass dome, while sections of the graffiti-covered 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 the summer, the weather is perfect for seeing the city on foot or enjoying a picnic in Tiergarten Park.

In the winter visitors flock to Germany’s capital to see festive Christmas Markets like the annual Berliner Weihnachtszeit located behind Alexanderplatz. Bundle up and sip on mugs of hot Glühwein while you check out all the stalls. You might even pick up a few souvenirs to remind you of this fairytale setting.

Tonight

From $35 per night

This weekend

From $78 per night

Next weekend

From $96 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language German
Average weekend price $106 per night
Average weekday price $111 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Berlin

10

Berlin is a huge city well worth exploring.

December 31, 2021

Berlin is a huge city well worth exploring. Most people can speak English a bit or better. Wonderful transit system, get yourself a day card, take a double decker bus, a boat ride is also worth the while.

Ronald
Ronald United States of America
8.0

The streets are difficult to walk on , because of cobbles ,...

November 16, 2021

The streets are difficult to walk on , because of cobbles , tree roots and discarded scooters, The graffiti everywhere is , in my opinion ,terrible , Museum Island is very impressive . The food is tasty and value for money , The people are both help full and friendly.

Kieran
Kieran Ireland
10

Berlin is a fabulous city for museums,shopping, education...

November 1, 2021

Berlin is a fabulous city for museums,shopping, education and all types of entertainment. It also has lots of beautiful parks, quirky suburbs and multicultural influences. It even has places to swim. Public transport is fantastic and cheap. Driving around and parking are very frustrating. Over the years Berlin has changed a lot. Learning about its history is best done by visiting the place.

Michelle
Michelle Germany
10

Such an amazing city, I am just sorry that I didn't...

October 25, 2021

Such an amazing city, I am just sorry that I didn't visit it years ago. So much history on every street, so many places to eat and have a drink. The locals are so friendly and helpful. Majority of German people we met spoke great English - Getting around is easy with the fantastic public transport system. If you are going to be spending a day sightseeing then get a one day all zone travel pass [€10], you can use it on buses, trains [under and overground] and trams. Book ahead for entrance to sights / museums because at the moment with C19 restrictions still more or less in place admission is limited in some places. Shopping? Well, it is a shopper's paradise. All the big high street names are here, as well as all the high end names [Gucci, Chanel etc.] Plenty for every budget. I will definitely be going back, as there is so much to see and so.

peter
peter Ireland
10

Also wanted to add that the bed, queen , was fantastic.

October 7, 2021

Also wanted to add that the bed, queen , was fantastic. Berlin has so many qualities, atmosphere, culture, uncanny feeling of history and survival, through the sense of humour and straightforwardness of the Berliners, might be mistaken for brusqueness but is based on this courageous sense of humour. And our family and friends are here... and the opera and ballet...

Abigail
Abigail Austria
10

We stayed 5 nights in Berlin after arriving for Berlin...

October 6, 2021

We stayed 5 nights in Berlin after arriving for Berlin marathon. Of course Covid precautions made everything a little more difficult but we really enjoyed running & walking around town and the parks. Recommend the DDR museum, and boat ride. German folks were nice and helpful even though our use of the language was minimal. Plan on returning to visit more museums and things we missed.

Jim Humble
Jim Humble United States of America

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