If you are looking for a vibrant city break with a plethora of tourist attractions and recreational opportunities, Berlin, the capital of Germany, could be just the ticket. With its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its numerous sightseeing opportunities and its great shopping, it is no surprise that this fascinating city appeals to visitors of all ages. Whether your interest lies in the culture, the history or architecture of the city; in shopping in superb retail centres; enjoying a concert or a show in one of the many theatres; in dining in fine restaurants or enjoying a party vibe into the early hours; you'll find a Berlin city break is the perfect choice. To find cheap Berlin city breaks use our What, When, Where, How search function which you'll find above. Berlin has a wide range of accommodation which caters for all budgets and the same can be said of its restaurants.
Although suffering massive damage during WW2, historic buildings remain including the remnants of medieval walls and a church from the eleventh century. Famous structures include the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, rebuilt at the end of the last century. The Berlin Wall, which divided the city during the cold war, was breached in 1989 and the remnants of it are one of the most popular tourist attractions. Developed after the fall of the wall, the contemporary architecture of Potsdamer Square is truly stunning and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The top ten attractions include Check Point Charlie and the Mauer Museum where you can learn of the attempts, some successful, others fatally unsuccessful, of those wishing to escape from east to west.
Finding your perfect Berlin city break
With average temperatures similar to Britain, Berlin city breaks can be taken at any time of year. Summer, however is the most popular season when visitors can make the most of the parks, rivers and lakes. If the weather is inclement you can spend some of your time in the many museums and churches, and of course, the shops. Choose your Berlin city break in December and enjoy the enchanting Christmas markets filled with locally crafted goods and home-made goodies to tempt the palate. Travel to Berlin is quick and easy as direct flights can be taken from many regional airports. Use our search function to find your nearest point of departure.
Berlin is a large city, so if your stay is short you will need to prioritise your sightseeing. A two hour open-topped tour bus will take you to the most iconic sites and will help in your orientation of the city. Alternatively, there are one and two day passes which offer very good value. Museum passes are also available. Public transport is excellent with buses, trams, underground and overground trains, as well as ferries. So arm yourself with a tourist map, put on your comfortable shoes and enjoy your Berlin city break.
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