About the city
The focus of an enormous project of conjugation and the barometer of Germany's moods, Berlin is the capital and the heartiest city of Germany.
Berlin is afresh city where trends are put in motion. But it is also a city of history, shaped by creativity, havoc and tradition. The city's museums display not only the traces of history, but some of the world's most treasured work of art: a unique variety and density of art, a true encyclopedic compendium of history and world art from all period. Over 170 museums house fine architecture, history, art and knowledge, creating a unique museum landscape. It also has a wide range of bars and restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and strong traditions in the performing arts.
Berlin has a beautiful city and more to offer its visitors about its history such as Brandenburger Tor, Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War, is a symbol of peace that tells the story of Germany's division . Famous architects built here charming edifices. The dramatic events of recent history left their traces, where the remains of the Berlin Wall adjoin to the futurist buildings of today. The collections in Berlin’s museums include treasures of the world.
Famous town square Potsdamer Platz was used as a commercial and military transport center before World War I and was immobilized in the no-man's-land next to the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Now, it is once again going to become one of Berlin's chief commercial centers.
A brutal looking mammoth structure, The Reichstag is the home of the federal parliament with a restaurant under the cupola. The largest palace in Berlin, the Charlottenburg palace was built in several stages as the summer home for Sophie Charlotte, Elector Frederick III's wife.
Checkpoint Charlie Museum is a symbol of east-West tension during the cold War. The museum nearby is interesting with its display of resourceful devices employed in escape attempts from the former East Germany. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (the 'hollow tooth') is a symbol of the destruction of war; Kulturforum and Kunstgewerbemuseum are other museums that display artifacts from the middle Ages to the present day.
The most lively neighborhood of Berlin is in southwest of Berlin's CBD—Kreuzberg, which is an energetic spot with great Turkish cafés and markets, interesting bookshops and a cliquey underground art and music scene that has been settled by hip nihilists and Turkish immigrants.
Just away from the southwestern tip of Greater Berlin, Potsdam was the address of German personages from the 17th century onward on the Havel River. You can sense an enduring silent reverberation of an untouched commitment in the old headquarters of the German Democratic Republic's secret police force (the notorious Stasi).
Situated in the northwest of the city center, Grunewald surprises the visitors by the sheer collapse of lush green forest spread over 19 sq. miles. The park Tiergarten, which means Animal Garden, refers both to a massive urban park and to the park's north a residential district of the same name and located very close to the Brandenburg Gate, the German Reichstag (Parliament), the Berlin Zoo, and some of the city's grandest museums.
Berlin is friendly to cyclists and pedestrians, and its buses are sluggish, but comfortable. You can also take sleek new trams or a taxi but a better choice is to go for the excellent public transport system-- U-Bahn (underground) and S-Bahn (elevated) trains.
Berlin has a 400 hotels and guesthouses which include youth hostels, guesthouses, apartments, campsites and luxury hotels. It is easy to find a suitable accommodation whether big or small, in the downtown or out in the leafy suburbs according to the visitorpocket and the huge advantage of these accommodations are that they can also arrange for the tickets for great events.
Booking an accommodation in Berlin is really very easy for tourists, as there are many websites offering complete list of accommodations along with their exclusive room-services, offers, amenities and prices. One of the most prestigious and reliable traveling websites is hotel-listings-online.com offering widespread elite range and brilliant quality of every type of accommodation to suit the customer’s pockets of every size and style not only in the city but also in USA, UK, and Europe and around the world with outstanding amenities.
Hotel rates and charges:
Amsterdam is a busy place during weekends, especially in the peak season of tourism. Various staying options are available according to the personal taste and preference and desired location. You may occupy a single room up to $15 per night in cheaper hotels and for a five star hotel; you may have to pay $230 per night.
Many hotels in Berlin offer exclusive days in their spa or just a short visit to recreate you after an exhausting trip through the city. Swimming pools invite for a refreshing swim, saunas and steam baths bring out strength and comfort.
All accommodation options provide welcoming staying with lots of exclusive room amenities, as fully equipped rooms with TV, telephone, radio, safe, toilet and shower or bath, enjoyable sprawl with a bar, breakfast room, luggage storage, baby-sitting service, meeting room, business centre, internet and concierge.
Berlin has a continental climate typical of North-Eastern Europe. The weather in summer (June - August) is relatively stable and warm with daily highs in the range of 25-30 degrees Celsius and at the peak of summer in July it can lay between 14 and 24° C . The Berlin winter (December-February), on the other hand is notoriously grey, cold and windy with 3 and 2° C during Jan. The best weather is from May to October and if you want quite unruffled vacations here avoid major holidays like Easter, Christmas and special events such as Loveparade.
Amusing and amazing facts about the city:
Berlin City is full of fun and enjoyment as the city is burdened with annual fairs, festivals, concerts and parties. The Berlin International Film Festival, the second largest in the world is held in February. There is a greater number of different bathing landscapes in Berlin rather than any other city, featuring much more than just swimming pools and water slides.
In the DaimlerChrysler complex you will find the fastest lift in Europe that will lift you 90 meters up in 20 seconds.
All the stories you've heard about Berlin's leather-wrapped goons and trespassers have originated in Kreuzberg. Ku’damm Karree is a terrifying museum in which hundreds of years of history are presented in a multi-media, multi-sensory atmosphere, everything written in both German and English, and tours are available in 12 languages.