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 Pocket Guide

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Berlin City Reviews

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    Great city, lots of history

    I loved Berlin, not least for the fact that history fascinates me. Planned on staying 3 nights, ended up there 6. Definitely go to the Holocaust Museum (located underneath the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) and the Topographie des Terrors Museum - both are free. Also do a pub crawl or two.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you go to Konnopke's for some currywurst - best in town!

  • 100%


    Secretive City

    Berlin is an amazing place, but you have to know where to go. Food is great, grab a currywurst after a late night out. Clubs are amazing but you have to be careful because they're hard to get into. Everyone speaks English so you don't need to know any German to stay there.

    Insider Tip:If you're into weird cyberpunk tech / hackerspaces, check out C-Base. Make sure you don't take any photography in clubs or they'll kick you out. Rosie's is a good place to chill if you wanna have a low-key night.

  • 80%


    What I expected

    Very cold city per say. I was experting a better cared city, specially being such an important city. Very rich in history, which was what I went looking for.

  • 80%


    Nice city

    Berlin has a lot to do and to see. The Jewish Museum is a good program and there is plenty of historical and beautiful buildings and monuments. The night life has such a alternative profile, but there are more traditional clubs too (as Matrix).

  • 70%


    winter in Berlin

    Well, Berlin is great but winter is not a good time to travel in Berlin. It is very cold and the road is kind of dirty since they use some salt and sand with stones to clean streets.

    Insider Tip:Travel in Spring or summer. Bring your clothes, umbrellas and boots if you plan to travel in winter,

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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