Berlin is widely renowned as one the most popular and cultured of all the German cities. It is a popular travel destination for those wanting a city break with a diverse crowd, lots of energy and art and history.
Sights n attractions
The gate into the city- Brandenburg Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in the whole of Germany. ‘Brandenburger Tor’ as it is known in German was built in the 1700’s to celebrate Berlins capital status of Prussia and you can’t miss it.
Now you can’t visit Berlin and not visit the Berlin Wall Memorial. Situated at the site BernauerStrasse, this part of the wall documents the struggles of a split city- with a visitor’s centre and chapel, it really is one to visit.
If you want the best views of the city, visit the Television Tower which is at the highest point and gives superb views of the landscape- and best of all its free.
Another famous landmark of Berlin is Berlin Cathedral- even if you aren’t religious; the architecture is something to marvel at. Known as ‘Berliner Dom’ in German, the Cathedral has been restored to its most glorious after the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1993.
For the cultured of you, there are plenty of museums in Berlin such as the Jewish Museum which is dedicated to the holocaust, the Bauhaus Museum of Design and the brilliant Currywurst Museum which is a light-hearted break from the heavier history of the country.
Visiting a city for 24 hours overnight means you have to experience the vibrant party scene. The music scene in Berlin mainly cntres around Techno, House and Dance as is popular in Europe, the best clubs include Berghain and Tresor (techno), Picknick (for the cool kids) and White Trash Fast Food (Rock).For more information on nightlife in Berlin check out lowcostholidays.
Berlin is full of glorious markets, from the Markthalle ix which dates back to the 19th century, KaDeWe which used to be a department store and various flea markets selling everything from cheeses and street food to clothing and jewellery.
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