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Holidays to Berlin

Enjoy a super city break in Berlin.

After the opening of the dividing wall separating east from west, Berlin has reclaimed its position as Germany's premier city and is the ideal choice for a city break in Europe. With a rich cultural background, three opera houses, eight symphony orchestras, more than 150 sites for drama, shops, bars, restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene, visitors on a Berlin city break will never be short of something to see or do.

Travelling around Berlin is easy, either by foot, car, taxi, tram, bus, train or even ferry! You can easily buy a Berlin travel card and use it to get around. Cycling and jogging are also popular in Berlin and there are many marked routes throughout the city.

Berlin nightlife

Whilst during the day there won’t be a single second when you can’t find a beautiful palace to visit, a museum or other fantastic sight, during the evenings Berlin really does come alive. The club scene in Berlin is notorious worldwide, with night bars open until the early hours, the thud of music pounding from the nightclubs and many trendy restaurants offering fantastic German and international dishes.

Explore the city of Berlin

Take a good pair of walking shoes and explore Berlin to your heart’s content! Pod casts and mp3 tours may be downloaded from the internet so you can take a guided tour of the city at your leisure. Or if you’d prefer company, there are many walking tours or bus tours or tours along the river in Berlin.

The famous Potsdamer Platz is part of Berlin’s thriving centre – in the 1930s, it was the busiest square in Europe and is now, once again full of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. For the best views of Berlin on your weekend away visit the Panorama-Point, at the top of the Kollhof building and the renovated Reichstag building, damaged by fire in 1933, is also well worth a visit. Much of the city’s most famous landmark, the Berlin Wall, was lost to enthusiastic revelers, souvenir hunters and developers with only a few sections still remaining intact however you can view a graffiti free section of the wall at the popular Eastside gallery. Other sights to see on a Berlin city break include the instantly recognizable Brandenburg Gate, the old Berlin Wall border crossing, Checkpoint Charlie and its associated museum and finally, Museum Island.