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Destination guide

City breaks in Berlin holiday rentals

Berlin is an iconic European capital that beats with energy and culture and history, a true bucket-list destination. You can wander great museums that spill with Egyptian relics and Assyrian carvings. You can sip frothy beers with the hip crowds of Friedrichshain. There are thumping techno clubs to rival anywhere in the world and a foodie scene that keeps on breaking boundaries. All that's wrapped up with epochal landmarks, like the Reichstag and the Fernsehturm, making Berlin holiday lettings a truly enticing prospect for city slickers of all sorts.

History

Palpable history near Berlin holiday homes

No trip to Berlin would be complete without delving into the long, often harrowing, history of this city. The dark days of the 20th century and WWII are still very much palpable. Buildings like the Reichstag were wrapped up in the rise of the Nazis, while the moving Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe sits, solemnly, nearby. Older history awaits at the grand and imposing Charlottenburg Palace, its Rococo-laced exteriors a nod to the prowess of the Prussian state that existed before Germany was even unified. Meanwhile, the exhibits on Museum Island can take you through global culture and heritage, with collections that contain the Gates of Babylon and masterworks of Syrian-Islamic art.

Things to do

Attractions to see around Berlin holiday lettings

Get stuck into the enthralling story of Berlin, the city, with a jaunt to the haunting remnants of the Berlin Wall. Just a short stretch of this infamous urban divider still remains, scrawled with graffiti and political messages of hope. The Reichstag building is another must. It's the home of the German government, topped with a glistening glass dome that's open to visitors. On Museum Island, a clutch of some of Europe's richest exhibits awaits, brimming with Mesopotamian treasures and ancient Greek sculptures. Overhead soars the Fernsehturm tower – ride the lifts to the top for the best views of the German capital there are.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Berlin

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Berlin a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Berlin Zoological Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Berlin Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Aquadom (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Simon-Dach-Strasse (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Trabrennbahn Mariendorf (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Tierpark Berlin (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Berlin

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Berlin is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tiergarten Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Gleisdreieck Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Lustgarten (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Viktoriapark (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Plötzensee (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Humboldthain Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Berlin

The nearest airport is in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station and Potsdamer Platz Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Berlin by catching a ride on the metro at Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn or Tiergarten S-Bahn.

How to get around

Finding your way around Berlin

Berlin is big. Thankfully, there's an uber-efficient network of public transport that combines buses, the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn and street-level trams to offer quick hops from A to B. It's a good idea to grab a comprehensive transport map as soon as you arrive at your Berlin holiday let. The various lines and tracks criss-cross the city like a wire mesh, but they should be easy to decipher with a guide. You can buy tickets for the underground and main train lines at any station and you'll need to verify your stub at the validation machines at the platform or on board. Flat Berlin is also great for cyclists. Bike rentals are plentiful and so are designated contraflow lanes around popular neighbourhoods.

Restaurants and bars

Enticing restaurant hotspots in Berlin

  • Mitte is Berlin's restaurant-packed centre, offering everything from steakhouses to currywurst stands
  • Lively Neukolln is laden with ethnic eateries, from East African kitchens to Turkish mezze spots
  • Head to Tiergarten if you like elegant German restaurants with regional Swabian and Bavarian cuisine
  • Al fresco dining tables herald the eclectic mix of cuisines on offer between the leafy streets of Bergmannkiez – there's everything from Mexican to Japanese
  • Fair-trade cafes and beatnik jazz dives serve cheap beer and great coffee in hip Friedrichshain

How many holiday rentals are available around Berlin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 808 holiday lettings around Berlin. From 680 flats & apartments to 6 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Berlin?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Berlin:

  • Mitte: 543 holiday homes
  • Kreuzberg: 412 holiday homes
  • Friedrichshain: 203 holiday homes
  • Moabit: 75 holiday homes
  • Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf: 181 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Berlin?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Berlin. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alexanderplatz: 1,055 holiday lettings
  • Strandbad Wannsee: 1,056 holiday lettings
  • Hackescher Markt: 1,063 holiday lettings
  • Potsdamer Platz: 1,063 holiday lettings
  • CityCube Berlin: 1,117 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Berlin listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Berlin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 680 Flats in Berlin. Our other popular types of Berlin holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 684 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Berlin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Berlin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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