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Berlin City Breaks

After years of division, Berlin has risen once again to become one of Europe's most glamorous capital cities, with superb museums, fine churches, wide boulevards and a thriving cultural life.

Insider Tip

If you are feeling peckish try a currywurst (a hot dog, sprinkled with curry powder and lashings of warm ketchup) they are delicious. Berlin can offer you an outstanding array of shops and boutiques - ideal for Christmas shopping. Take in the chilled, relaxed atmosphere, try some of the local beer and listen to some soft background music - the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in this fabulous city.

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Berlin Welcome Card

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The Berlin welcome card is your passport to the city, providing free entry or discounts for over 200 sights, attractions, restaurants and shops throughout the city. The card also provides free use of the public transport system including the U-Bahn and S-Bahn.

Duration: 48hrs or 72hrs
Adult from £13

 




Must See

 

must see in berlin

The Brandenberg Gate The symbol of Berlin once stood between East and West, and is still its most famous image. 

The Gemäldegalerie One of Germany's great art museums, containing works by Bosch, Dürer, Raphael, Titian and Botticelli.

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Must Do

must do in berlin

Enjoy coffee and cakes at the Operncafé after strolling down the city's vibrant main street, Under den Linden.

|Go window-shopping and people-watching along Kurfürstendamm, or Ku'damm, as the locals know it.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in berlin

For traditional German food and drink, beer and sausages may be the most well-known, but Berlin has some specialities of its own. Berliners often keep out the cold with Erbensuppe, a pea soup often supplemented by slices of sausage. For a snack lunch, try some pumpernickel, a dark black rye bread, maybe spread with some Hase im Topf, a delicious hare paté. Bratwurst with chips or potato salad is always good, and if you still have room, the selection of cakes on offer will make your eyes water.

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Shopping

shopping in berlin

Kurfürstendamm is the city's main shopping street, with a number of excellent department stores. The streets leading from it are also good for general shopping, with Tauentzienstrasse and the surrounding areas specialize in German fashion. There are a number of shopping malls, including the new Potsdamer Platz arcades while the swankiest boutiques are found along Friedrichstrasse.

 

 




Excursions

excursions in berlinBerlin City Circle Tour

Explore Berlin at your leisure by bus with 16 hop-on-hop-off stops.

Departs: daily. Duration: valid for 24 hours.
Adults from £16.

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