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 - 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

  • 60%


    Berlin is anot awesome city with a lot of great vibes. It's simple to navigate and not to big that you get lost. If you find locals they'll always give you some really great spots to go if you're not into the tourist spots!

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    Berlin On a budget

    500 characters is not allot so I will break things down for you. Berlin is not a cheap place, but here are a few things you could do to fi your day with exciting things. hop on off tour is about €15, get off at every stop and it will fill your entire day. Free holocaust memorial museum Free timeline of Berlin from WW2 at Berlin Wall ( takes about 1h to read completely) check point Charlie, €6 for students Chill In the park next to reichstag head to Alexanderplatz station.

    Insider Tip:If you really have nothing to do or have fun out of money gaffer dinner, head to Alexanderplatz train station. On a weekend it's shally packed with all ages having a drink from the supermarket sitting round the fountains listening to buskers, when k was there a busker managed a crowed of around 150 people, was like a private concert. Buy a €3 bottle of wine and enjoy the night, the music and the street artists.

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    Beautiful place. A must visit for germany. There's a lot of history around. Atleast 3-4 days must be dedicated to explore the area.

    Insider Tip:It's better to stay in Alexanderplatz area and rent a bicycle which is very convenient and affordable.

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    Berlin, Germany

    As an American tourist I was not welcomed. several nightclubs/bars that I was not allowed into without any reason. however, the beer and food was good.

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    AMAZING city!! So much history, but so modern at the same time. Nightlife starts late (around midnight) and the party doesn't really stop from Thursday to Sunday. Definitely plan your trip around the weekend. We were there Monday to Friday and missed out on a lot of the fun. Try to eat currywurst and schnitzel, and avoid Alexanderplatz at all costs, unless you want to be trampled by herds of tourists. Lots of cool street art in Kreuzberg, and some of the best kebabs I've ever had!

    Insider Tip:Definitely do a Fat Tire Bike Tour. The guides are young and entertaining, so you learn about the history of the city, but aren't overburdened with too many facts. A bike is a great vantage point from which to check out the beautiful architecture of the city of Berlin!

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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