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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

  • 90%

    sa_svso1608

    Berlin is beautiful

    I had an amazing time and I wanna go back. There is soo much history, culture, sadness, beauty, art and not to forget soo many cool people. You will not for a moment get board. Berlin has 1000 of options for you as a tourist.

    Insider Tip:I wish there where more tickets mashins in the s and u ban and also a better explanation or some people to help you.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Berlin

    I spent 6 days in Berlin. It was my first time visiting Germany. Initially I was a little put off because the city is very dirty and vandalised and there's quite poor street lighting at nights, so I was a little underwhelmed when I considered it one of Europe's most historical cities. Otherwise, it was a really pleasant trip, there's no shortage of cultural things to see and do. The public transport is cheap and so is the food and beer (both of which were great)!

    Insider Tip:Queue up to get a Meisterburger and some Chili Fries at Burgermeister on Oberbaumstrasse (Kreuzberg) - undoubtedly one of the best burgers I've eaten in my life.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Berlin is awesome!

    Must sees: book the Reichstag early and make a reservation for sundown, this way you can see the movie/lights on the water when the sun goes down. The Pergamon mueseum should be booked with priority tickets if you are going on a weekend to avoid the 3 hr wait times. Be sure to buy a piece of the Berlin wall to bring home, it's a nifty souvenir that can be found by the Reichstag. The place above Hitler's bunker is a great little place to visit although it is now just a playground. Also be sure to check out

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    nice shops with clothes

    Nightlife in Berlin is really awesome, but only few people which I met in the street know where is Berghain or another clubs.

    Insider Tip:Berlin is intensive city so you have more time than 2/3 days to see and feel everything!

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    Anonymous

    Berlin

    Berlin seemed to have a lot of cultural activity going on. Although it seems a bit desolate, with the abandoned buildings and the sprawling railways, it seems that people are using these. We got to see a couple of live shows on Warschauer Str. U Bahn station. It's a very good city if you want to go out or enjoy some cultural or artistic shows or events.

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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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