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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    One of the best Cities in the World

    I have been traveling around the world a lot and without a doubt Berlin is near the top. If your looking for a sterile and clean city head to Zurich. However if you want a city that has some personality and culture head to Berlin. Of course it is not the cleanest place there is graffiti, public urination, and the occasional scent of trash. For me this is what a city with culture and personality is.

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    "Berlin is poor but it's sexy" is so true. It's one of the coolest cities i've ever been to. I had 5 nights there and it wasn't nearly enough time.

    Insider Tip:Go to YAAM - a mini Jamaica in the middle of the city

  • 80%


    Berlin is super cool!

    Public transportation is pretty easy and they speak a good amount of English...lol. The history is more than extensive, so there is always something new to see and learn about. Not as trendy as other European cities which makes it a little nicer.

    Insider Tip:Take the guided tours - there is so much to see in every direction.

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    Beautiful, Brilliant Berlin

    There's always something historical in Berlin, round almost every corner. I absolutely loved it and can't recommend it enough. You spend your day wandering round the historical sites (or round the fanzone at the Brandenburg Gate because we were lucky enough to be there during the World Cup) then go for a beautiful meal anywhere in the city. Seriously, it's all tremendous. Then at night hop on the S-bahn to the east for some great nightlife. Can't wait to go back.

    Insider Tip:Bring a map, do some research for the most historical places and read the history for yourself. Walking tours are a waste of time if you find out the information on your own. I prefer it that way. Don't skirt any culture spots - you'll regret it. It is a lot of walking but totally worth it. Had enough of culture? Try the area near Alexanderplatz. So much to see, so little time. Have fun!

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    Best city ever!

    I'm just amazed with Berlin. Best city I've ever visited. Everything is cheap, the transport is amazing, the people are nice! Will back soon as possible!

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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