Art, architecture, delicious food and eclectic nightlife – Berlin holidays have certainly got a lot going for them. The capital of Germany is packed with interesting things to see and do, making it a perfect destination for a city break. Start with iconic landmarks like Brandenburg Gate and the TV tower, then really get to know the rest of this dynamic city. The public transport’s famously efficient here, so getting around is easy – but organised bicycle tours are also a great way to see the sights. Fans of culture and art will be wowed by the number of galleries and museums in Berlin – enough to fill a fascinating weekend and beyond. When it comes to eating out, you’re spoilt for choice on Berlin city breaks. Then there’s the nightlife, when you can enjoy everything from traditional beer houses to late night techno clubs. All of this is under a two hour flight away from the UK, making holidays to Berlin perfect for short breaks and long weekends.
If you like your holidays with plenty of sightseeing, you wont be disappointed on a Berlin city break. Get a great view of the city from the Reichstag, see outdoor art on the remains of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery, see the TV Tower and Brandenburg Gate, learn about design at the Bauhaus Museum, head to Museum Island for some of the worlds most fascinating archaeological exhibits, try flea market ahopping and al fresco karaoke in Mauer Park, or see animals in the citys famous zoo. Phew! Shopaholics should head to the cavernous KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) its the biggest mall in Europe. If youd prefer a more relaxing day out, head to the tranquil forests and lakes around the city.
After dark, Berlin comes alive with a nightlife scene to suit just about everyone. Head to Tiergarten for a beer houses with plenty of outdoor space, try cocktails in Charlottenburgs glamorous bars, or check our Kreuzberg for canalside beverages. If you want a taste of years gone by, the twentiesstyle cabaret at Friedrichstrasse is not to be missed. For hip hangouts and crowds of partygoers, try the quirky bars of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. If you want to party late into the night, the techno clubs in the Berghain area are worldfamous.
No trip to Berlin would be complete without sampling the local specialities, including signature fast food the Currywurst. As youd expect from a capital city, Berlin has a huge choice of restaurants, ranging from international eateries to gourmet establishments.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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