Get away to Berlin! Enjoy the museums, architecture, and monuments.

Discover Berlin’s inimitable charisma when you explore the city’s lively streets. Wander through modern plazas or tree-lined cobblestone boulevards and stumble across spacious old town squares and canal-side parks. Split into 12 distinct boroughs, Berlin’s history can be read in each streetscape. See the scars of World War II and the Cold War in the city’s revered ruins and get a taste of the city’s multiculturalism in its modern cafés and restaurants.

Mitte is Berlin’s historic center and remains an important central hub. Visit this borough to see Alexanderplatz dwarfed by the iconic Fernsehturm television tower. Walk along the Spree River and check out some of Mitte’s historic landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building and the magnificent old museum buildings on Museum Island. Don’t miss seeing the medieval town of Nikolaiviertel, or be awed by the contrasting ultra-modern architecture of Potsdamer Platz. Nearby, see the historic Cold War monument, Checkpoint Charlie, or walk around the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Explore the Zoologischer Garten Berlin in spacious Tiergarten. Go shopping in streets lined with boutique and designer stores or check out independent galleries and showrooms in Mitte, Prenzlauerberg and Kreuzberg. Renowned for cultural diversity and artists’ enclaves, Kreuzberg and its neighbors, Neukölln and Friedrichshain, are exciting boroughs bursting with lively bars, clubs and cafés. Check out the street-art monument to the city’s 1989 reunification at the East Side Gallery or relax with a local pilsner on a grassy lawn in Görlitzer Park or Hasenheide. Nearby, skateboarders, cyclists and inline skaters are welcome on the repurposed tarmac at Tempelhofer Feld, the sprawling parkland of the city’s former airport. If the weather is warm, don’t miss soaking up some sunshine at one of the city’s tree-lined lakes, such as Wannsee.

Berlin is located in northeastern Germany and is serviced by several international airports. Rent a bicycle to explore the city or enjoy its fast and efficient public transit service. Visit in summer to experience the city in full swing or explore the quaint historic neighborhoods in winter to discover charming Christmas markets.

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Skyscrapers, Museums and Monuments

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Where to stay in Berlin

Mitte
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Mitte

Museums, Architecture, Skyscrapers

Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
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Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

The glamorous heart of former West Berlin remains one of Berlin’s most coveted neighborhoods and the city’s premier retail destination.

Kreuzberg
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Kreuzberg

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Museums

One of Berlin’s coolest neighborhoods has a long history of youthful indulgence, a diverse ethnic population and some of the city’s best entertainment precincts.

Friedrichshain
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Friedrichshain

Skyscrapers, Culture, Architecture

Straddling the eastern side of the River Spree, this former industrial precinct is today the home of some of Berlin’s most progressive nightclubs.

Prenzlauer Berg
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Prenzlauer Berg

Museums, Sightseeing, Walking

Romantic cobbled streets, lazy weekend breakfasts and a lively flea market have made this district a favorite among families and young couples.

Schoeneberg
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Schoeneberg

LGBT-Friendly, Shopping, Skyscrapers

David Bowie and Iggy Pop once lived in this fascinating Berlin district, which is now the diverse center of Berlin’s gay community.

Top Hotels in Berlin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
$86/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.2/5Very Good! (7,158 reviews)

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries ...

4.2/5Very Good! (7,158 reviews)

"Very friendly staff super accommodating. Good location next to lots of travel links. Not too busy in the evening."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
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Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
5 out of 5
Los-Angeles-Platz 1, Berlin, BE
$86/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.3/5Excellent! (3,832 reviews)

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! (3,832 reviews)

"Excellent quite location in central Berlin Breakfast was great and it worth extra the money Do not expect large rooms in berlin, but the size was decent The only problem was the internet, very very slow"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
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Vienna House Andel's Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Landsberger Allee 106, Berlin, BE
$100/night
Sep 15 - Sep 16
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,908 reviews)

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Velodrom, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and Alexanderplatz. East Side Gallery and Berlin TV Tower ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,908 reviews)

"Transport links outside the hotel door, 8 minutes to Alexanderplats"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Vienna House Andel's Berlin

Popular things to do in Berlin

Alexanderplatz
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Alexanderplatz

With its stark, 1960s layout, “Alex” is a showcase of Communist-era architecture and a lively central meeting place for locals.

Brandenburg Gate
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Brandenburg Gate

This symbol of German unification ranks alongside Paris' Arc de Triomphe as one of Europe’s most iconic and emotive monuments.

Reichstag Building
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Reichstag Building

Torched by Hitler, bombed by Britain and stormed by the Russians, the seat of German power has risen again as a symbol of a united and progressive Germany.

Checkpoint Charlie Museum
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Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Once a point of tension and dramatic escape attempts, this Cold War relic is now one of Berlin's biggest tourist attractions.

Potsdamer Platz
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Potsdamer Platz

Berliners come to celebrate their city in this public square, which was leveled during World War II and isolated in the Cold War.

Berlin TV Tower
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Berlin TV Tower

Take in breathtaking views of Berlin and enjoy a meal in a revolving restaurant inside the sphere of this iconic tower, the tallest structure in Germany.

Top activities in Berlin

Berlin Welcome Card
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Berlin Welcome Card

$20

The Berlin WelcomeCard, available as 48-hours, 72-hours, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day option, offers a great, cost-effective means to explore the city in-depth. Travel on public transport in fare zones Berlin AB or Berlin ABC for free and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent with over 200 participating partners.

Sachsenhausen Memorial Full-Day Tour
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Sachsenhausen Memorial Full-Day Tour

$19

Embark on a poignant tour of one of the first Nazi concentration camps. Originally built to house political prisoners, its usage evolved through the Holocaust and then post-WWII. Observe how the camp today marks the devastating crimes that took place and how it pays tribute to its victims.

Guided Berlin City Bike Tour
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Guided Berlin City Bike Tour

$55

Discover the history of Berlin while pedaling past distinctive historic monuments and important cultural sites. Follow your local guide as you cover much more ground than you could on foot. Learn more about the region's turbulent past and how it's effected the contemporary city you see today.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Full-Day Tour
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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Full-Day Tour

$19

Central to the network of inhumane concentration camps, Sachsenhausen was also an SS training facility. Learn of its atrocities and gain historical perspective on its Nazi and Soviet use. This full-day tour offers poignant insight into one of the 20th century’s most profound brutalities.

Admission Madame Tussauds Berlin Ticket
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Admission Madame Tussauds Berlin Ticket

$21

We Will WOW You. Totally interactive Sets, amazing costumes, exciting music and modern techniques, it’s all inside at Madame Tussauds Berlin. Experience your one-of-a-kind WOW moment.

Private Premium Car Transfer from Berlin to Prague with 2h of Sightseeing
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Private Premium Car Transfer from Berlin to Prague with 2h of Sightseeing

$183

Save your time and experience a private premium door-to-door transfer. You will be picked up wherever you wish in Berlin at your chosen time by a qualified local English-speaking driver.

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What to discover in Berlin

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