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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

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    joshua_jennah

    Everything you'd expect from Germany

    as a city, its very clean and efficient with brilliant intercity train network. From our experience, the people were brilliant with helping us out with directions, we also felt very safe walking round in the city late at night. it didn't wow us (apart from the Zoo which was amazing) but we cant put our finger on why..

    Insider Tip:GO TO THE ZOO as well as going to see all of the sights, make sure you have time to relax and explore the city, the park and the shops.

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    Anonymous

    Berlin

    Huge city that is rich in history! Highly recommend the free walking tours to get an refresher in the history of Berlin.

    Insider Tip:Purchase the all day transportation pass.

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    Anonymous

    Berlin

    Berlin is an awesome city that feels much more modern than other European cities, but still has a ton of history. The food and drinks were awesome.

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    Anonymous

    Berlin

    Berlin was our first stop on our inter-railing trip around Europe. There is lots of history and touristy sites to see, as well as excellent night life.

    Insider Tip:To visit the Reichstag building, you must reserve a place the day before. It is free of charge, but booking is essential. You can do this in the little shop opposite the building.

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    Anonymous

    Berlin was kinda just an average city to us, apart from all the Nazi/WWII/Berlin Wall history. It was quite beautiful in the Mitte, and our favorite place was the zoo.

    Insider Tip:Do a free walking tour. You learn so much about Hitler and the mark he and others have left on the city. I never realized how highly people viewed Berlin in the mid-twentieth century.

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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