Berlin – elegant and gritty, fashion-forward and buttoned-up, multicoloured and monochrome – this city of contrasts is undeniably alive. Check out the East Side Gallery's edgy, candy-coloured murals occupying a 2-kilometre stretch of the former Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, crowning the entrance to the expansive green Tiergarten park, and the Reichstag, home of the German Parliament, with a gorgeous glass dome with spectacular city views. Then there's Potsdamer Platz with its glittering high rises and Sony Centre, and on the other end of the architectural spectrum, the historic Gendarmenmarkt square, flanked by the French and German cathedrals and the stately Konzerthaus theatre. For a breath of fresh air, the Charlottenburg Palace and gardens are the perfect option before heading back to one of our hotels in Berlin.
Food & Drink:
Berlin street food is sublime, and currywurst is king! Chopped up into bite-sized morsels, this sausage swimming in curry ketchup is a must after hitting up the beer gardens in Hackesche Höfe or partying it up in Nollendorfplatz's gay-friendly clubs. For food with a view, try the rooftop restaurant of the Reichstag or the rotating restaurant in Alexanderplatz's TV Tower. For a traditional taste, there's pork knuckle on sauerkraut washed down with the light and fruity Berliner Weisse beer, and for your kaffee und kuchen, indulge in a Berliner doughnut.
Off the Beaten Track:
The Badeschiff “Berlin beach” along the Spree River is comprised of a floating turquoise swimming pool, a deck where you can practise yoga, and sandy riverbanks where you can suntan, play beach volleyball, or barbecue. A cocktail bar and DJ's make this the perfect place to spend summer in the city.
This is only a tiny taste of everything that awaits in this German gem – choose one of our hotels in Berlin and discover everything the city has to offer!