A great blend of history, culture, world-class restaurants and bars, Berlin is a great place to unwind in style. Whether your ideal holiday is relaxing or partying, there’s something there for everyone.
With its huge range of world-class museums and galleries, friendly and laid-back culture and energetic vibe, its little wonder that Berlin is one of Europe’s most popular destinations.
A holiday in Berlin is always sure to impress, whether your perfect break includes hopping from one cultural hotspot to another, or unwinding with an authentic German beer to watch the world go by.
There’s a whole host of events happening throughout the year, so it’s definitely worth seeing what’s on during your stay. And you can book onto regular city tours if you’re short on time, or if you’d just like a condensed version of all the great sights in the city.
While you’re in Berlin, you should definitely make time to see some of the city’s landmark squares to get a real sense of the history of the place. The Gendarmenmarkt is a great example, often referred to as the most beautiful place in Berlin, with its French and German cathedrals and world-famous Concert House all dotted around the square.
The city isn’t short on World Heritage Sites either. From the modernist housing estates like Gartenstadt Falkenberg built in the first half of the 20th century, to grand palaces such as Charlottenhof and Glienicke Palace.
Fashionistas can spend their time wandering through the avenues of Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße, or even checking out some of the city’s local markets like Arminiusmarkthalle or the Antiques and Book Market near the Bodemuseum.
To really get a sense of the spirit of Berlin, keep your eyes peeled for the stunning examples of street art across the city. The Boxers and The Buddy Bears are two colourful examples. Or for a real cultural fix head to one of the museums and galleries like Aando Fine Art, Architektur Galerie Berlin or Menschen Museum.
Dining and nightlife
If you’re looking to let your hair down, Berlin really is the perfect holiday city for you. Auguststraße, Hackesche Höfe and Oranienburger Straße are just a handful of the liveliest streets to explore, with a whole range of cafés, bars and clubs for a fun night out.
To grab a bite to eat before you head out, or even if you’d like to make a night out of your dining experience try trendy restaurants like 3 Minutes Sur Mer or the 3 Schwestern. Or head to gourmet dining spots such as 5-cinco by Paco Pérez and Ana e Bruno.