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Berlin is a city of rapid growth, where innovation and diversity have fused together to create a young and vibrant culture. You’ve only to join a walking tour to discover examples of jaw-dropping street art, or evidence of a music scene that has drawn the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop as one-time residents. The city is also one of Europe’s major startup capitals, with new enterprises opening every week.

That being said, landmarks of eras gone by remain among the city’s biggest attractions. The historic Reichstag wows visitors with its gleaming glass dome, while sections of the graffitied Berlin Wall, which divided the city for almost three decades, still stand in Potsdamer Platz. The iconic Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification since the wall fell in 1989, and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of any visit.

In summer, it tends to be hot enough to explore the city outdoors, or enjoy a spot of sunbathing in Tiergarten Park.

In winter, visitors flock to Germany’s capital to see glittering Christmas Markets like Berliner Weihnachtszeit, which is set up annually behind Alexanderplatz. Wrap up warm and stroll from stall to stall, buying festive souvenirs and mugs of hot Glühwein in this storybook setting.


From £142 per night

This weekend

From £165 per night

Next weekend

From £165 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.58
Language German
Average weekend price £92 per night
Average weekday price £100 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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What other travellers say about Berlin


I liked everything about Berlin.

28 June 2022

I liked everything about Berlin. The history, buildings, parks, culture, large open areas and especially the Olympic Stadium. I am particularly interested in the 'Cold War' period. It also has got a good public transport system.

Michael Ireland

I found that the ideal European hotels for long distance...

27 June 2022

I found that the ideal European hotels for long distance travellers with plenty of luggage are those that have apartment style rooms where you have that extra space to spread out and enjoy the living room area which is great for re-packing everything before moving on or returning home. I used the Adina Apartment hotels which have in-room washer/dryer facilities, a pool in some cases, good city locations and helpful, friendly staff instead of everything having to be done on a computer where you'll only meet bots on a computer...unfortunately a new trend in this hi-tech world.

Phillip Australia

I could not believe how dirty Berlin was.

23 June 2022

I could not believe how dirty Berlin was. And the amount of graffiti was astounding. It was everywhere. What is going on? I appreciate, Berlin has been through a lot in terms of history, but the city needs a good clean up!!

Susan United Kingdom

Great city easy to get around unbelievable €9 travel ticket.

19 June 2022

Great city easy to get around unbelievable €9 travel ticket. Loads to see and do lots of good bars and restaurants as well. We did a guided tour via trip advisor and that was excellent value for money . The holocaust memorial was great very educational . Checkpoint Charlie was great photo opportunity Museum island is a must visit plenty to see and do DDR museum was our favourite .

Alexandra United Kingdom

Loved it.

18 June 2022

Loved it. It has great nightlife with so many bars and clubs to explore. Known for its street art and style, the city didn’t disappoint. Everyone is very trendy and the city feels unique compared to other cities in Europe, especially in Germany. Also the city is very clean and easy to get around by public transportation. Lots of amazing thrift boutiques and shopping as well!


One of my favorite cities.

15 June 2022

One of my favorite cities. Lots of historical sites to visit associated with World War and Cold War history, and Bundestag is available to visit if booked in advance. However, Berlin has lots more to offer. Plenty of places to eat including takeaways, cafes and restaurants in most streets. Good places to eat around Friedrich Str, Oranienburger Str and Hackescher Markt (areas around where we stayed). There are other excellent areas around Berlin. Worth visiting Thursday Night Food Market near Schlesisches Tor which has a fantastic selection of food and alcohol all under cover with a fantastic warm atmosphere. Berlin is a very friendly city and we never felt threatened in any of the areas we visited.

Ian United Kingdom

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