Berlin

WHY VISIT BERLIN?  

Berlin is the young, hip and progressive capital of Germany. The nightlife is legendary and there is a thriving arts and tech scene. Also, history abounds and the food is amazing. Don’t miss the majestic Brandenburg Gate monument and make sure to wander around Tiergarten park.

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View the GERMANY COUNTRY OVERVIEW for everything else.

WHERE TO STAY IN BERLIN?

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Map of Berlin

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Casa Camper ($$$) Trimmed with wood and hues of red, Casa Camper has a great rooftop lounge with free snacks and city views.

The Weinmeister ($$$) Designer furniture, rain showers, an in-house spa and lavish breakfast buffet.

Das Stue ($$$) Regal five star hotel with indoor pool, sauna, fitness area and cozy rooms.

Gorki Apartments ($$$)  Plush and stylish apartments in a super central location.

Regent Hotel ($$$) Old school German luxury with Michelin starred food. Comfy beds, great location.

Circus Hotel ($$) Fun, bright and playful. Fabulous service and gentle on the wallet.

WHERE TO EAT IN BERLIN?

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Eins44 Restaurant ($$$$) Old distillery, now restaurant with industrial design. Get the wine-pairing.

Bandol sur Mer Restaurant ($$$$) Creative, edgy German-French food. Order as many courses as you can (don’t miss the mushrooms or apple dessert) and pair with wine.

Lokal Restaurant ($$) Menu changes daily based on what’s in season. The wild board and venison are “must-dos” if available.

Pantry Restaurant ($$) Tasty bison burgers and spare ribs. Lively scene and strong drinks.

Rausch Schokoladenhaus Restaurant ($) Chocolate cafe with decadent desserts and warm chocolate-based drinks.

Flamingo Fresh Food Bar ($) Perfect for a quick bite – healthy soups, salads and sandwiches.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN BERLIN?

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Berghain ($$) Iconic techno nightclub. Impossible door but try your luck nonetheless.

Redwood ($$) Cozy and low key artisanal cocktails in city center.

Soho House Berlin ($$) Artsy and mellow space for drinks with Berlin’s finest.

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Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR BERLIN?

Street life in Berlin @berlinstagram

A foodie’s journey  @stilinberlin

Official tourist board @visit_berlin

HOW TO GET TO BERLIN?

Berlin has two main airports, Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld. Though Tegel airport is located a bit closer to the city center, the distance is not significant. Both airports receive lots of flights from Europe’s major hubs via EasyJet, RyanAir, British Airways and Lufthansa. There are also direct flights on United and Lufthansa from New York City which take just under 8 hours.

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Berlin’s Fernsehturm Television Tower, Section of the Berlin Wall

HOW TO GET AROUND BERLIN?

Berlin has excellent, round-the-clock, public transportation and is one of the best cities for getting around on a bike (its flat and there are tons of bike lanes). Check out the maps for the underground, buses and tram here.

BEST ITINERARIES FOR BERLIN?

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