Whether you come to experience its renowned 24-hour party scene, outstanding culture or learn about its fascinating history, Berlin has all the ingredients for a stimulating getaway. To discover the city's history, you can visit sights such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and the Brandenburg Tor, or trace the Berlin Wall to the East Side Gallery. Classical music fans can be dazzled by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, while those up for the party scene can head to the hipster neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichstein. Shopping is also a major draw. From quirky vintage markets and boutiques to designer labels, there's something to appeal to all tastes.
Things to do and places to visit in Berlin
Berlin's different neighborhoods are bursting with attractions and things to do for all ages and interests. From museums brimming with cultural treasures to venues pumping out electronic music, there is something for everyone. Take a stroll through one of the many parks, ascend the dizzying heights of Fernsehturm TV tower or simply amble along the canals and soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city.
On a city break in Berlin you can:
Visit the iconic Brandenburg Tor (Brandenburg Gate) built for King Frederick Wilhelm II
Explore Museum Island, where you can discover the Old Museum, the New Museum and the National Gallery
See the emblematic former crossing point between East and West Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie
Visit the 17th century Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin's largest palace and fine example of Prussian architecture
Explore Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin's largest squares, home to the Konzerthaus, French Cathedral and Berlin Cathedral
Enjoy a bird's eye view of the city from atop the Berliner Fernsehturm in Alexanderplatz
Learn about everyday life in the GDR at the interactive DDR Museum
Taste an eclectic range of local dishes and street food at Markthalle Neun
Go gallery and bar hopping in "Kreuzkölln", or hit the city's legendary techno clubs
Refuel on currywurst, Berlin's popular fast food consisting of sausage and curry sauce
Airports in Berlin
Flights to Berlin can land at either Berlin Schönefeld or Tegel Airports, which are both international airports located within the limits of the city and well connected to the center.
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
The airport's top airlines include: British Airways, which has been recognized as one of the Top 15 airlines in the world, and Germanwings.
The airport is located approximately 8 km from the city centre.
It is connected to U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations by several BVG bus lines: JetExpress TXL, X9 Express bus, #109 bus, #128 bus.
Berlin Schonefeld Airport (SXF)
The airport's top airlines include: easyJet and British Airways, which has been recognized as one of the Top 15 airlines in the world.
The airport is located approximately 18 km from the city centre.
To reach Berlin there is the railway station, "Berlin Sch�nefeld Flughafen", a short walk away from the airport, with train services on Berlin S-Bahn lines S9 and S45 every 20 minutes and the RE AirportExpress train every 30 minutes.