Berlin, capital of Germany, has to be one of the world’s most intriguing cities. Home to over 3.5 million people from over 190 countries worldwide Berlin today is a very cosmopolitan place to live and visit. The city has everything, world class shopping, modern skyscrapers, a fascinating historical backdrop, great cultural attractions and awesome nightlife. There is no fixed centre, but you will find most tourist head to one of Alexanderplatz, Kurferstendamn, Friedrichstrasse or Potsdammer Platz first.
Its turbulent history has encompassed much of the historical developments of the last 100 years. Nowadays, in the visitor-friendly city of modern-day Berlin, there are endless opportunities to learn about its fascinating history including its colourful political past. Not only does this chance of cultural learning appeal, it interesting, and at times dangerous, past made Berlin one of the most creative, tolerant and vibrant cities in the world.
Find Accommodation and apartments to rent in Berlin
After a day of exploring Berlin, you will no doubt want a comfortable place to rest and recoup in. Wimdu can help you by granting you access to the best accommodation and holiday apartments Berlin has to offer. Unlike the hotel industry, taking an apartment in Berlin allows you to be based anywhere in the city. Find an apartment to rent in Berlin Kreuzberg, the cities alternative hipster area and find an abundance of art galleries, boutiques and the city’s best cafes and bars. Or look for accommodation in Berlin Mitte near Kurfuerstendamm and have some of Europe’s finest shopping just moments away from your penthouse studio .
Wherever you choose to stay in the city, it is always best to located you holiday apartment close to the excellent berlin transport system (BVG), this will allow you to get around the city with great ease and see all the attractions on your itinerary.
Did you know ?
- Due to the differing lighting in the former Eastern and Western Zones of Berlin, when viewed from space, the East gives off an orange glow, whereas in the West emits a white.
- Berlin’s most famed delicacy is the ‘currywurst’ a German sausage served in tomato sauced and liberal helping of curry powder.
- The East Side Gallery is the longest open air gallery in the world and also has the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall
- It is estimated that around 10,000 people are dancing the night away in Berlin‘s clubs every weekend
- Berlin has more ‚Döner‘ Kebap shops than Istanbul.
Exploring the city
In terms of museums you will find yourself be spoilt for choice in Berlin. Visit Museum Island and explore a wide range of galleries, from German history to ancient Greek architecture. Or take a trip to the wonderful contemporary art museum – Hamburger Bahnhof, which has an impressive array of modern art with both permanent and temporary exhibitions. For a spectacular view over the city, a must is a visit to the Reichstag which has a large glass dome at the top which gives you a 360-degree view over the city. Once in the dome you can walk around the spiral path that takes you around the cityscape. You can also obtain audio tour device to learn about the sites you are seeing as you go around. Be sure you make a reservation though as you will not get in without booking in advance. A must see in Berlin is the remains of the Berlin Wall, one of the most infamous structures in Europe. The Berlin Wall Memorial is a moving tribute to those attempted to cross the wall and is one of the last remaining stretches of the wall. You may also like to see the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the wall that has been preserved as a gallery for artists. Walk along this stretch of the wall and enjoy the murals painted on the side of the wall, many with intriguing political and social messages. One of the most popular attractions in Berlin is of course is lively nightlife and club scene. Berlin is known for having some of the craziest clubs in the world and attracting world renowned DJ’s on a weekly basis. You can check the local guides however some of the best places are hidden down side streets and alleyways. It pays to be curious in Berlin, explore the city as much as you can and get to know the locals. You will no doubt be rewarded with truly unique experiences!