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Berlin
Travel Guide

With the relics of its turbulent past transformed afresh through street art, chic neighborhoods and repurposed architecture, Germany’s capital embraces old and new.

The city is easy to navigate thanks to its excellent public transport system, indicative of Germany as a whole. The light rail system is particularly effective, transporting visitors and residents around Berlin’s twelve boroughs rapidly and efficiently.

Berlin is particularly well populated with museums, with some of the best being located in the central Mitte district, including the Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum and the inimitable Museum Island. While a short distance to the east, the DDR Museum captures life under the Communist East German Government.

The modern city of Berlin tackles elements of Germany’s dark history head-on. The Holocaust Memorial is an emotional and apposite tribute to the Jews that were murdered during the Second World War. The Berlin Wall Memorial can be found just a couple of kilometres to the north.

Berlin’s socio-political evolution over the years has resulted in a city which contains an incredibly rich and diverse vein of architectural styles. The Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg palace is a particular highlight, but there are other gems to be found elsewhere. Check out the Berliner Dom, a staggering sandstone cathedral which incorporates elements of renaissance, gothic, neoclassical and Baroque styles in its exquisite design. The Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament, contains an incredible mix of architectural styles, as well as a truly unique story to go with the building’s opulence. Visitors would also be well advised to view the neoclassical arches of the Brandenburg Gate—another Berlin site with a rich social history.

Berlin also has a collection of beautiful spacious parks, including the enormous Tiergarten, which provide a tranquil setting for an afternoon picnic. The Berlin Zoo is rated as one of the best in the world, and a destination that children love. There is also a collection of public squares which are well worth visiting, including Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz.

Contemporary Berlin is a thoroughly modern city, providing all the services expected of a modern urban area. Dining and shopping are in abundance, and time spent in this principle German city can be an enlightening and engaging experience on every level.

Where to stay in Berlin

The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is Rs11,637 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (825 reviews)
Mandala Suites

"Excellent location in the centre of Berlin. All staff spoke excellent English. Comfortable bed and good shower. Everything very clean. The lounge section was not very comfortable or "lounge like", just a room with three single chairs and a desk."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

The Mandala Suites Berlin
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
4.5 out of 5
Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,436 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Red Town Hall and DDR Museum are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,442 reviews)

"The breakfast was awful.... worst breakfast I’ve ever had!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
5 out of 5
Los-Angeles-Platz 1, Berlin, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,807 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kurfürstendamm and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Europa Center and Department ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,870 reviews)

"Good hospitality of the staff and well cleaned hotel."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is Rs11,637 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (825 reviews)
Mandala Suites

"Excellent location in the centre of Berlin. All staff spoke excellent English. Comfortable bed and good shower. Everything very clean. The lounge section was not very comfortable or "lounge like", just a room with three single chairs and a desk."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

The Mandala Suites Berlin
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
4 out of 5
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 9-13, Berlin, BE
The price is Rs8,197 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse, Alexanderplatz, and Berlin TV Tower. DDR Museum and Hackescher Markt are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (745 reviews)

"Great location, the app to check-in and unlock was a great idea. Great quality rooms."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Zimmerstrasse 91, Berlin
The price is Rs7,617 per night from 5 Apr to 6 Apr

Located in Mitte, this apartment building is steps away from Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
Excellent apartments in the city centre

"Excellent apartments in the city centre, close to everything. Modern and comfortable equipped with everything needed for a few nights stay."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Berlin

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27 Mar 2020

Been to Berlin before, many times. Excellent city with wonderful sites and engrossing history.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

The transport links are great. Easy to get around. Great choice of Bars and Restaurants. Lots of history and culture.

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Mar 2020

Wonderful city with lots to see and do. Transportation super easy which means none of the city is off limits.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Excellent city with nice people and intetesting urban experience. Pleasant walkable areas and curious places to discover. I love this city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Brilliant place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

LoftusAl

10 Mar 2020

Museum Island is a must - as are the nightclubs ... but make sure you stay somewhere central if you visit the clubs.

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