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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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Berlin City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    City of contrasts

    Berlin still holds the marks of the split from 25 years ago, but this character is worm proudly as a reminder. The sights are amazing and breathtaking. A visit is beyond worth it fro the amazing museums, nightlife, and cultural understanding.

    Insider Tip:Book a free visit to the Reichstag in advance--the views are unparalleled!

  • 90%

    sophiebreheny9961

    Berlin is one of my favorite places ever. Ever ever. It has so much punch as a city as its so unique and is so diverse in what it has to offer.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Berlin

    Berlin is so special that it merge the culture of the capitalist and socialist planning. There are still pretty much legacy to see and the reformed city center is pretty interesting. It will worth for you to stay here for several night. The cost of living in Berlin is generally lower than other Western Europe city and pretty much affordable for the one from Asia region.

  • 90%

    PaulSim

    Oh the History!

    Berlin is an absolutely amazing city with an incredible history that you feel every moment you're there. There is so much to see and do in Berlin that it is the first city I've been to where I feel like I can go back for another 5 days and still have plenty to do. Berlin really has great value for the money as it offers everything a major city would (great transportation, international cuisine) but at a fraction of the price compared to Paris/London. This may be my favorite city in Europe.

    Insider Tip:Plan at least 5 days in Berlin. I thought that was crazy when I read it before hand but I stayed for 4 days and hardly scratched the surface.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Berlin is cool :-)

    If you love history, great museums, christmas markets and fair prices, this is your place. There a lot of museums free of charge, specialy about the world war II and the cold war, memorials all over the city, great places to shopping (Ka De We is awsome, a little bit fancy but one must know it and perhaps try a piece of the delicous pies they have).If you come in december, take a look on the christmas markets, they are a must go.

    Insider Tip:Take the bus number 100 and make a cheap tour trought all the nice famous places :-) Make sure to agend your visit to Reichstag two weeks early ore more. It's a really nice thing to do there.

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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