The German capital offers the best national and international travel connections, numerous modern hotels and some truly special venues. In addition, the city offers great value for money. In fact, the city is Germany’s biggest and most popular meeting destination. Berlin’s mayor calls the city “poor but sexy”. This description is reflected in every way by low hotel prices which are contrasted by an enormously rich cultural program. Berlin is far more than just a meeting place for leading people from science, business and politics. The German capital ranks as one of the most visited metropolises in Europe. Located at the heart of Europe it represents a connection between East and West.
Berlin offers its visitors a uniquely varied cultural program, one-of-a-kind historical landmarks and all sorts of entertainment. The city has a long tradition as a theatre metropolis and is justly proud that it can present such a diverse range of productions today. It is as well a city of museums. Germany’s largest cultural investment project, the Berlin Museum Island, was completed in 2010. The fi ve museums on Museum Island were added to the World Cultural Heritage List. From a quick snack to dinner at a gourmet restaurant, international cuisine, theme restaurants, beer gardens and regional cooking – Berlin’s 7,000 restaurants and eateries cater to every taste, any occasion, any time of the day or night. Berlin’s nightlife is fast-paced and has something for everyone.
Sightseeing in Berlin
Berlin’s most famous landmark is over 200 years old. Symbol of a divided Berlin until 1989, today it is the national symbol of unity.
- Pariser Platz 1, U55 Stop or S1/S8 Stop Brandenburger Tor
Museuminsel (Museum Island)
One of the most extraordinary museum complexes in all of Europe, it contains five world renowned museums: Pergamonmuseum, Bode-Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum.
- Museumsstrasse, S5 or S7 Stop Hackescher Markt, Opening hours differ according to museum
This former market square was named after Tsar Alexander I in 1805. Half a million people transfer here every day. With numerous Underground, Tram and S-Bahn lines crossing here, Alexanderplatz is the place to be when looking to experience Berlin’s buzzing Mitte district.
- U2/U5/U8 Stop or S5/S7 Stop Alexanderplatz
Guide to Top Attractions in Berlin