Berlin

Travel Guide
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With the relics of its turbulent past transformed afresh through street art, chic neighborhoods and repurposed architecture, Germany’s capital embraces old and new.

Discover Berlin’s inimitable charisma when you explore the city’s lively streets. Wander through modern plazas or tree-lined cobblestone boulevards and stumble across spacious old town squares and canal-side parks. Split into 12 distinct boroughs, Berlin’s history can be read in each streetscape. See the scars of World War II and the Cold War in the city’s revered ruins and get a taste of the city’s multiculturalism in its modern cafés and restaurants.

Mitte is Berlin’s historic center and remains an important central hub. Visit this borough to see Alexanderplatz dwarfed by the iconic Fernsehturm television tower. Walk along the Spree River and check out some of Mitte’s historic landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building and the magnificent old museum buildings on Museum Island. Don’t miss seeing the medieval town of Nikolaiviertel, or be awed by the contrasting ultra-modern architecture of Potsdamer Platz. Nearby, see the historic Cold War monument, Checkpoint Charlie, or walk around the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Explore the Zoologischer Garten Berlin in spacious Tiergarten. Go shopping in streets lined with boutique and designer stores or check out independent galleries and showrooms in Mitte, Prenzlauerberg and Kreuzberg. Renowned for cultural diversity and artists’ enclaves, Kreuzberg and its neighbors, Neukölln and Friedrichshain, are exciting boroughs bursting with lively bars, clubs and cafés. Check out the street-art monument to the city’s 1989 reunification at the East Side Gallery or relax with a local pilsner on a grassy lawn in Görlitzer Park or Hasenheide. Nearby, skateboarders, cyclists and inline skaters are welcome on the repurposed tarmac at Tempelhofer Feld, the sprawling parkland of the city’s former airport. If the weather is warm, don’t miss soaking up some sunshine at one of the city’s tree-lined lakes, such as Wannsee.

Berlin is located in northeastern Germany and is serviced by several international airports. Rent a bicycle to explore the city or enjoy its fast and efficient public transit service. Visit in summer to experience the city in full swing or explore the quaint historic neighborhoods in winter to discover charming Christmas markets.

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Where to stay in Berlin

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
4.5 out of 5
Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE, 10178
The price is CA $132 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,192 reviews)
"Property was in a good location with transportation of city train very close by. Outside there was a festival going on and there was garbage everywhere. Not the fault of the hotel as this was a city square."

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2022

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE, 10785
The price is CA $138 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,582 reviews)
Great location. Nice hotel!
"Very well located, so clise to a bus stop and the big red bus tour bus stop, not far from shopping and restaurants. Nice young and friendly staff, especially Murretz…always kind and helpful. Breakfast is so worth it because the quality is great!"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2022

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
4 out of 5
Ella-Trebe-Straße 5, Berlin, BE, 10557
The price is CA $142 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"A truly fantastic hotel. The rooms were spacious and luxurious, the facilities and location were excellent and the staff were brilliant too. I highly recommend."

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2022

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
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numa | Sketch Rooms & Apartments
numa | Sketch Rooms & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Grünberger Straße 54, Berlin, Berlin, 10243
The price is CA $109 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Alexanderplatz and Mercedes-Benz Arena are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"The rooms are back off the main drag so it’s pretty quiet. Getting in was interesting after our long haul flight and in the dark - but the property gives excellent instructions and are available to call if you need help getting in the gate or with anything else. The entry is in between shops and ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2021

numa | Sketch Rooms & Apartments
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.5 out of 5
Markgrafenstrasse 16 - 16a, Berlin, BE, 10969
The price is CA $132 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,463 reviews)
Very good Berlin stay
"Overall a very good stay - we liked the room and balcony and facilities were fine. When we had an issue with the safe the staff were extremely responsive and very helpful. Only minor issue is that bathroom tends to smell a bit of mildew after a day - probably a legacy of lockdown. Would ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2022

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
4 out of 5
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 9-13, Berlin, 10178
The price is CA $213 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4-star boutique aparthotel in Berlin. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (771 reviews)
"Great location, nice staff, interior feels dated, two single beds pushed together to form a double, not the most comfortable. Not luxury but good enough."

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2021

Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
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