Many people first began to take notice of Berlin during the reign and the fall of the Nazi regime, but in more modern times, we can recall the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany. This thriving European capital offers numerous sightseeing opportunities from the Brandenburger Tor to Hackesche H’fe, the newly built Sony Center to Berliner Fernsehturm.
The Schloss Charlottenburg is a fantastic structure to behold with your camera with extravagant interiors that reflect a richer period in the history of Germany. You might also want to walk into the middle of Alexanderplatz, a large plaza in the city to capture a wider view of the city.
The Berlinische Galerie and Dahlemer Museen can take up many afternoon hours as you discover modern and not so modern art. Art lovers will also enjoy Museumsinsel and Museum Berggruen for works by Matisse and other famous names. In Western Downtown, you might want to take the family to Zoologischer Garten, Germany’s oldest zoo. Don’t forget about the many Broomfield Retaurants.
Berlin actually has three major airports: Schoenefeld, Tegel and Tempelhof. Most of these are the secondary stop from the major international hub in Frankfurt. Once you arrive at the airport, you can travel to your hotel or other accommodation by car or taxi, though most will opt for the rail system. The subway is called the U-Bahn, the suburban rail is the S-Bahn or you can take the tram which is located in the eastern section of the city.
Larger chain hotels in Berlin are a common choice for travellers ‘ like the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Westin Grand Hotel. But for a more affordable and enjoyable experience, Berlin hostels are a good option. Some of the popular locations are The Circus Hostel, Amstel House, and Pegasus Hostel, costing only 40 EUROS per night in many cases. Don’t forget about these Berlin Hotels as well.