City Guide Berlin, Germany

Visiting Berlin

While it was synonymous with a divided Germany for so many years in the past, Berlin now symbolizes the unification of the country. Today the German Parliament sits here to discuss issues affecting the country just footsteps away from the Brandenburg Gate, a reminder of both division and unity. The German capital also makes for the perfect city destination, with plenty to do both before and after dark.

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Berlin Podcasts

Berlin - On Museumsinsel

Located at the top of Unter den Linden in Berlin, Museumsinsel is where you will find the German capital's main museums. These include the Altes Museum and Pergamonmuseum. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Mechtild Kronenburg from the National Museums of Berlin to find out about these museums and more.

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Germany Videos

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Berlin Pocket Guide

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Berlin City Reviews

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    Berlin - August 2015

    A lot of historical sights. Very good to know about the wars, people behavior and learn from it. It's a city for at least 4-5 days. Medium size city, laidback people. Very good atmosphere to relax. Only downside is that most places close at 20:00.

    Insider Tip:Arrive early if you want to see the Reichstag. Check a concentration camp.

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    My favourite city

    Berlin is really good city destination: relatively cheap, lots of things to do, vibrant nighlife, endless shopping opportunities, all sorts of dining available and excellent public transport.

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    My New Favorite Place

    Berlin is a great city. It is full of so many cool nooks and crannies your always going to feel like you're finding something new by just walking around. It is also a place full of such great and terrible history that the museums there are amazing and really well done. Even if you don't have a plan you can hop on one of their many trams and wind up in some place amazing.

    Insider Tip:It's okay to not always fallow the plan. One of my favorite places we went to was just in some random neighborhood but they had some of the best cupcakes ever! I wish I had more time to experience it all.

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    Concerning Berlin

    Great city with a great nightlife. Best word to describe it: 'cool'. Cool people, cool bars and clubs, cool cafes, cool atmosphere. A truly unique experience with a deep contemporary history.

    Insider Tip:Party hard.

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    A city I'd live in

    Big so each neighborhood has its caracteristics; the center is beautiful and I saw the same things for the second time but as I love history I had the same feeling. The nightlife is amazing and the people really friendly.

Germany: Itinerary

Berlin is Germany's best known city due to its turbulent history. But that's all in the past now and Berlin is a city looking forward. It offers travellers the perfect mix of sightseeing, history and culture. On top of that it has a stomping nightlife and endless (yet reasonable) restaurants.

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