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Why You Have to Visit Berlin

One thing is for sure: Berlin never bores. Ever since the fall of the Wall in 1989 the German capital fosters creativity and has a real zest for life. Whether admiring the Brandenburger Tor; wandering around the Holocaust Monument; shopping at Unter den Linden boulevard; or hitting an underground nightclub like Bergain: when in Berlin, you won’t know where to go first!

 

When?

Spring is the best time to pop over to Berlin. Temperatures are pleasant and the city is less crowded than in summer. Also, around the turn of the year is an excellent time to be in Berlin: Celebrate new year’s at the Brandenburger Tor or go shopping at the famous Christmas markets on Gendarmenmarkt.

The most attractive areas in the city centre are: Mitte (Museuminsel, Unter den Linden, Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag), Kreutzberg (Checkpoint Charlie, Viktoriapark), Friedrichshain (East Side Gallery), Charlottenburg (Kürfurstendamm) en Prenzlauer Berg (Mauerpark).

How?

From most European cities, flying to Berlin remains most pennywise. The German capital counts two dated airports: Berlin-Schöneveld (SXF) and Tegel (TXL). Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the new international airport under construction, will probably open in 2016.

Getting there by car is also an option. Mind you though, the centre of Berlin is an environmental zone and requires a green sticker. Parking outside of the city is not a problem.

Berlin boasts an ultramodern and ramified public transport network. Cheap and effective. The aboveground metro S-Bahn (Stadtschnellbahn) and the underground U-Bahn (Untergrundbahn) take you almost anywhere within the extensive city centre.

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