Best Berlin Holidays
Berlin city breaks: Attractions, festivals and more
Berlin is the beating heart of Germany. It has come through a troubled recent history determined to re-define itself, and below the historic monuments and tourist attractions of Berlin, modern, vibrant culture simmers happily. Berlin is a place to go not just for the iconic viewpoints and historic attraction, but to experience the new Germany, the cosmopolitan, youthful Germany. The shopping and restaurant culture, although not something that is immediately associated with Germany, is actually fantastic, with many fashion boutiques and top chefs making Berlin home.
The calendar of festivals and events in Berlin is truly extraordinary too. There are things to do in Berlin every single month of the year, from the Berlin Fashion Week in January, right through to the famous Berlin Christmas Markets during December, with each event bringing a new set of tourists into the city from every corner of Europe, and often further afield. Berlin has an atmosphere that permanently changes with its temporary populations, whether they are popular music fans for Popkomm, jazz fans for JazzFest or revellers for the huge Carnival of Cultures. There will always be something to do in Berlin, whenever you find yourself looking to rent a Berlin apartment.
Best Berlin holiday accommodations
Top 5 Berlin holiday destinations
Berlin holidays in Berlin-MitteBerlin-Mitte is the true centre of Berlin. This is where all the iconic sites of Berlin can be found, including the Brandenburg Gate. It is also the liveliest part of Berlin in which to rent an apartment, as it is filled with boutique shops and chic cafes.
Berlin holidays in BrandenburgBrandenburg combines all that is best about Berlin. Spacious and green, Brandenburg is also one of the most historically interesting parts of the city. Close to the centre, yet well linked to Potsdam and the countryside, Brandenburg is idyllic.
Berlin holidays in PankowPankow is the new, up and coming bohemian sector of Berlin. Quaint restaurants, beautiful houses and a pace of life that is hard to resist makes Pankow the choice of those that know Berlin well, an undiscovered gem!
Berlin holidays in Charlottenburg-WilmersdorfCharlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the centre of the former West Berlin. Today, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is home to the best shopping in Berlin, with fashion boutiques in plentiful supply.
Berlin holidays in Friedrichshain-KreuzbergFriedrichshain-Kreuzberg is home to the famous Carnival of Cultures which turns the city into a sea of colours during June. Throughout the rest of the year, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is famed for its music and youth cultures.
Much of Berlin has be re-built over the past 100 years, and now offers an amazing mix of old and new, standing side by side in the city. The main tourist sites in Berlin, like the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and Siegessaule are all within easy walking distance of the centre, and have been given specific viewing decks for tourists to get the best, unhindered view. The city, divided until 1989, is awash with monuments worthy of exploration, and you can spend many days sightseeing in Berlin, splitting up the day with long coffees in the new, chic cafes that line the open squares of the former West and the exciting new restaurants found throughout the city.
Berlin is a beautifully relaxed city which openly embraces youth culture, and as a result, the music and dance scene in Berlin is fast becoming some of the best in the whole of Europe. Young visitors to Berlin quickly fall in love with the city’s nightlife, and tourism, both during the night and day is fast becoming a huge part of life in Berlin. Berlin is ever changing, and there are few cities where you are welcomed with such open arms. So why not join in and experience a part of Berlin’s rapidly changing story?