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Travel Tips to Berlin (TXL)
Berlin - the German capital is worth the trip
Berlin is a vibrant and dynamic city. With its incredible array of diverse pleasures, Germany’s capital city attracts visitors of all ages and tastes.
Berlin - The Creative Metropolis
The pulsating capital, Berlin, has an incredible amount to offer within its twelve districts. Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney love the hip lifestyle. Internationally-renowned musicians like David Bowie have drawn inspiration from the city’s creative spirit. And since the advent of the Berlin Fashion Week, the capital city has progressed to become a fashion capital as well. Visitors are treated to countless pieces of German history, such as the Berlin Wall, architectural highlights like the Reichstag, and numerous museums. Berlin has everything you could want in a city. Immerse yourself in the countless facets of the cosmopolitan city - find cheap flights to Berlin at FlyDoha.
The best travel tips for Berlin
- Experience an unforgettable evening of musical delights with one of the best orchestras in the world, the Berlin Philharmonic.
- Stroll through the Brandenburg Gate, an imposing monument symbolizing the historic division and reunification of Germany.
- Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to discover the Tiergarten, a beautiful green park.
The countless possibilities on your first trip to Berlin may be a little overwhelming. In such cases, it would be wise to try out one of the city’s tourist packages. For example, the CityTourCard, which gives you a discount on many of Berlin’s most popular attractions.
With its impressive number of cafés and restaurants offering local and international fare, Berlin has something for all tastes and appetites. At night, you can visit one of the stylish Sky Bars along the famous Kurfürstendamm, or immerse yourself in the rhythms of the dance clubs.
Plan your vacation to Berlin
Before you book your flight to Berlin and land at Tegel Airport, visit the city’s website: berlin.de. Here you will find information on festivals and other events. The weekly city magazine, ZITTY, has achieved cult status. Here you can read all about upcoming events like concerts, readings, or theater performances.
As crazy as Berlin
What does Berlin wear? The Berlin Alternative Fashion Week presents unusual creations from young designers. The last BAFW took place between September 28 and October 1, 2016. The themes were extroverted upcycling and cross-genre designs with a nod to performance art.
Here you can get an impression of this extravagant show!
The unique city of Berlin: The most exciting sights
Germany’s capital city has countless interesting attractions to offer. Many of them stem from the time of the former GDR. People from all walks of life come together in Berlin, where multiculturalism has shaped the unique flair of this urban haven. The Berlin Fernsehturm [TV Tower] offers you a bird’s-eye view of the bustling city below. If you prefer some peace and quiet in a natural setting, you will feel right at home in the 43-hectare Botanical Garden. It is the city’s number 1 relaxation oasis. Things gets a lot more lively at Checkpoint Charlie. It is one of Berlin's most famous attractions. There is also a Checkpoint Charlie Museum there, known as the Mauermuseum. It documents some examples of the GDR citizens’ many escape attempts.
Checkpoint Charlie was the most popular East-West border crossing during the GDR. It is located in the Kreuzberg district. There are good public transport connections available, including the U-Bahn lines U2 and U6, as well as the M29, M48, and 265 buses. The museum also located there documents the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. The exhibits make the past come to life. There are items used during escape attempts on display, such as a balloon and a U-boat. Historian Rainer Hildebrandt opened the museum in 1963. Today, it is run by the founder’s widow. Book your flights to Berlin and experience the city’s gripping history.
The Berlin Reichstag
One of Berlin's top attractions is the Reichstag. The building was erected between 1884 and 1894, according to the a design plan by architect Paul Wallot. It was home to the Parliament of the German Empire. Nowadays it serves as the seat of the German Bundestag. Built in neo-renaissance style, the building is one of Berlin’s architectural highlights. Especially since it is crowned with an 800 ton steel and glass dome by the architect Sir Norman Foster.
If you would like to enjoy the view from the observation deck, please book in advance at the Bundestag website. Booking in advance is required for viewing the Reichstag's dome and roof terrace.
The Kaufhaus des Westens
The KaDeWe (English: Department Store of the West) is a must for all shopaholics. The largest and most famous department store in the capital city, the KaDeWe offers products from all over the world throughout its 60,000 square meters of floor space. You can purchase practically anything here, from international fashion labels to books, household items, and tableware, right up to fragrances, beauty products, and jewelry. Loved among tourists and well beyond Berlin’s borders, the famous food court is on the 6th floor. Here, you can find delicacies from all over the world, from meat and fish to candy and fine wines.
Since Spring 2016, the KaDeWe has been undergoing a redesign, led by star architect Rem Kohlhaas. It has been kept open for business throughout the renovation work. This department store is reason enough to book a flight to Berlin.
Berlin - Insider tips for the big city
Berlin is a world city with an effervescent, vibrant flair. Tourists, students, and locals enjoy the atmosphere on the streets and squares. If you’d like to find a few extra special places to visit, Berlin is home to many lovely squares and restaurants that are a little more off the beaten track. You can find quaint scene pubs, still untouched by the mainstream. Take a trip out into the residential areas and neighboring parks. This will allow you to get to know the city and its citizens in an authentic way.
Walk from Görlitzer Park to Treptow.
Görlitzer Park, located in the Kreuzberg district, was originally a freight depot. After the Berlin Wall went up in 1961, only a part of the site in the eastern part of the city was used. The rest became a no-man’s land between the borders. Since 1980, the site has been gradually renaturalized through initiatives by locals, creating Görlitzer Park. Here you can find small hills, a lake and playgrounds. A part of the old railway is still there and can be seen on the way to Treptow. Starting at Görlitzer Park, you can take a nice long walk through the greenery to Treptower Park.
A heavenly feast at Hamburger Heaven.
Driving through the whole city just to visit a diner? In the case of Hamburger Heaven, the effort definitely pays off. The small kiosk doesn’t look like much from the outside. However, it offers the highest-quality hamburgers, made from organic meat and served in freshly-baked burger buns from a bakery. They are delicious! The restaurant owners place high value on artisanal skill. All sauces are prepared in-house, the fries are made from fresh potatoes, and the ground meat for the burgers is homemade. Steaks and a changing roster of specials round out what this restaurant has to offer.
The TiER Bar in Neukölln
Take a little trip into the Berlin scene for one evening. One bar that isn’t overrun yet is the TiER Bar in Neukölln. Sophisticated drinks in a relaxed atmosphere invite you to linger the night away. The interior is casually elegant with pretty details, which are a treat for the eyes. The dim lighting and real wood accessories make you almost feel like you are in a tropical house. The drink offerings include some interesting creations, and the bar staff are happy to take special requests. The casual atmosphere is much appreciated by young people in their thirties and by smokers.
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The top culinary spots in Berlin
Berlin attracts people from all over the world. The city is the economic and cultural epicenter of Germany, and is of great significance on the international stage. Are you visiting Berlin on a business trip? Would you like to enjoy the city and its special charm as a tourist? You should definitely look up some tips for amazing restaurants before you go. At the end of the day, your time in a metropolitan city like Berlin is only perfect if you have some great food to enjoy as well. Ideally somewhere really special!
Berlin on the beach: Trendy meeting place and good food at Sage.
Sage is an insider tip for the Berlin scene. Located right on the banks of the Spree, this restaurant offers a picturesque atmosphere, accompanied by an exquisite menu. The menu is created every day and the evening menu offers fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. In addition, there is a standard menu with pasta, pizza and home-made antipasti. If you visit during summer, you can enjoy the open sandy beach. Here, the cozy atmosphere meets tasty food fresh from the grill. As it gets later, you can party on the beach with cocktails and a DJ.
SAGE Restaurant - German and International Cuisine
Köpenicker Str. 18 - 20, 10997 Berlin
Hours: Tue-Sun 6:00pm - Midnight
The Käfer Dachgarten-Restaurant - High Level Dining in the Highest Sense
High above the roofs of Berlin, you can enjoy culinary delicacies from the exquisite, modern kitchen at the Käfer Dachgarten-Restaurant. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or an upscale evening meal, the traditional Käfer restaurant offers the highest-level dining experience. What’s special about this restaurant? It is located on the roof of the Reichstag building! That makes it the only restaurant in the world that is both part of a parliamentary building and open to the public.
Käfer Dachgarten-Restaurant - Modern German Cuisine
Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00am - 4:30pm; 6:30pm - Midnight
A treat for all the senses at VAU
Kolja Kleeberg is a chef, singer, actor, entertainer, and your host at VAU. Here you will find cuisine of the highest standard to tickle your taste buds. The philosophy in the kitchen: If it tastes good, it’s allowed. Nothing is off limits. As such, the menu speaks to the soul of Berlin - open, daring, always tasteful, and with that certain something extra. At the same time, the restaurant is a treat for all the senses. There is live music and the area around the Gerndarmenmarkt is a perfect reflection of contemporary Berlin as a whole, with its mixture of tradition and modernity. After a perfect day in Berlin, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the city's most amazing restaurants. Book your flight now to Berlin with FlyDoha!
VAU - International & Berliner Cuisine
Jägerstraße 54/55, 10117 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 7:00pm - 10:30pm
A taste of France in Kreuzberg: La Raclette
The crackling fireplace at La Raclette creates a cozy atmosphere on cold winter evenings. There are selected wines, cocktails and ciders as well as meals to suit any hunger. The French restaurant has enjoyed cult status for a while now, and is a perfect destination for all those who value a friendly atmosphere in a small space. Whether it’s the first stop of the night for a drink or the location for a big meal, La Raclette is a popular destination for night owls.
La Raclette - French Cuisine
Lausitzer Straße 34, 10999 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 6:00pm - Midnight
Food and drink since 1895: Borchardt at Gendarmenmarkt
German-French inspired cuisine, and above all, authentic Wiener Schnitzel - that's what Berliners love about Borchardt on Französischen Straße. In the elegant ambience, carefully restored to its original style, you can enjoy delicious meals and excellent drinks in a special atmosphere. Book your flight to Berlin and try out some of Berlin’s best restaurants.
Borchardt - Award-Winning Cuisine
Französische Straße 47, 10117 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30am - Midnight
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A visit to the capital should involve trips to the countless bars and dance clubs in the city. The alternative scene, strong artistic presence and high society create an interesting multicultural mix. Wander through the sophisticated city center clubs or take a detour out to the wild east. Breathe in the air of freedom and creativity, which has developed to an unimaginable size throughout the city since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Get to know interesting people at exclusive parties and make new contacts from all over the world.
Bellini Lounge in the Spandauer Vorstadt
At the Bellini Lounge, you can enjoy the wonderful Spandauer Vorstadt in a stylish setting. Hackesche Höfe and the Artists’ Quarter surrounding Tacheles and Auguststraße have shaped the neighborhood and this amazing bar. Guests can expect a relaxed atmosphere in the picturesque bar with quick and friendly service. The comfy leather seats invite you to sit and relax a while. Guests can peruse the menu and choose from a rich selection of colorful cocktails, classy long drinks, and tasty street food. The fantastic house creations, such as “the drunken octopus” and “maid in cuba” have won awards in international competitions. You can look up the tasty prize-winning cocktails on the menu and try the drinks right there.
Party and dance all night at The Pearl
This club is the meeting place for the Berlin party scene. Classics, house, chart music and hip hop are played on various different nights. If you prefer a certain genre, you should check out the schedule beforehand to ensure a perfect evening. Dancing helps you build up a thirst - the bar serves sophisticated cocktails, soft drinks, beer and wine at good prices. You can order a whole bottle if you don’t feel like going back and forth to the bar all night. The more stylish options include Prosecco and tasty mixed drinks, which the barkeeper can conjure up with unbelievable speed, made from the finest ingredients. Specials like finger food and drink offers can really get the party started.
The Tausend Bar with a chic ambience
The Tausend Bar surprises visitors with its classically elegant interior design. Black paint and interesting lighting effects provide a touch of the Orient to the overall impression. This is also reflected in the menu and carefully selected drink selection. You can enjoy a little snack or some finger food with the delicious cocktails. The house specialties invite you to spend a relaxed evening with friends. Regular music events and art installations bring diversity to the schedule. Plan your trip to the German capital soon. Book flights to Berlin now with FlyDoha!