What's on in Berlin
Imagine Blackpool Illuminations in Berlin. A wonderful collection of lights and displays are used to decorate skyscrapers, bridges and landmarks throughout October.
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Capital of Germany
Approx. 3.5 million
From Tegel Airport there are various buses and express buses operated by BVG (Berlin Transport Services). Bus stops are located right outside Terminal A and B. Transfer to the city takes 15-25 minutes.
From Schönefeld Airport the S-Bahn links S9 and S45 run every 20 minutes towards the city. There is also an RE train which runs every 30 minutes and stops at the most important stations in Berlin. The Journey time into city centre is 30-45 minutes.
The upper part of Kurfürstendamm and the adjacent Tauentzienstraße are especially popular with younger people for their high street names. The area around Adenauerplatz is the most exclusive part of Kurfürstendamm boulevard with many designer stores.
Friedrichstraße boulevard exudes a flair of the twenties. With its newly decorated buildings, exclusive offices and coffee shops, visitors will discover a slice of New York in the heart of Berlin.
This traditional shopping boulevard offers of a huge number of shops and department stores very close to each other.
The Hackescher Markt and its courtyards are a must-see for Berlin visitors. Here, you will find a huge variety of unique art and fashion stores as well as many restaurants and bars.
A visit to the Nikolaiviertel, a district reconstructed in the style of the Middle Ages, is a very special experience. Besides many museums and the beautiful Nikolai Church, the area offers numerous small souvenir and antique shops.
This huge luxury department store was established nearly a century ago. A special highlight is the food section located on the sixth floor where you can find a variety of more than 1,000 German sausages together with a vast choice of delicacies from all over the world.
Here, you will find Paris in Berlin. This modern department store was designed by Jean Nouvel and boasts a spectacular interior. The French food department is an absolute must!
Popular with actors and politicians, this true Berlin institution is particularly famous for its delicious Wiener Schnitzel.
This lovely Art Nouveau building with its idyllic garden is extremely popular for a light lunch or afternoon tea.
A traditional and world-renowned café-restaurant with a fantastic terrace.
Try Berlin's legendary local delicacy.
Discover over 200 varieties of chocolates and truffles.
Visit the remains of the Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery and Checkpoint Charlie), the world famous Field of Steles with its Information Centre 'Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe', and the Jewish Museum to learn about Jewish life in Germany
Berlin's most beautiful avenue leading from Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke.
Take in unbeatable 360-degree views of Berlin from the Fernsehturm viewing platform, Germany's tallest structure.
A splendid palace with baroque park built as a summer residence for Queen Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Frederick III.
One of Europe's most beautiful squares with the German and French Cathedral.
Venture to the top of the Reichstag glass dome in the centre of Berlin's governmental district.
Stand in a hot spot of the Cold War, location of the famed tower that symbolised East-West tension.
Visit the colourful remains of the Berlin Wall.
Prenzlauer Berg: The Prenzlauer Berg district is one of the most visited areas at night. Here, you will find world-cuisine restaurants and numerous bars and pubs.
Hackesche Höfe: With its many famous restaurants, bars and clubs, this part of Berlin is one of the most popular spots in Berlin. Around the corner in the lively Mitte district where you will find numerous bars, restaurants, art galleries and theatres (i.e. Oranienburger Strasse).
Savigny-Platz: A lively area full in Berlin's Charlottenburg district buzzing with bars and restaurants.
Gendarmenmarkt: One of Berlin's upmarket areas with first-class restaurants and exclusive bars.
Nikolaiviertel: In the small alleyways of the historical Nikolaiviertel district you will find plenty of traditional wine taverns and pubs serving local cuisine.