With an extraordinary history that takes in the mighty Prussians, the Third Reich and the infamous East/West Wall, Germany’s largest city is fascinating to explore, with the greatest density of must-see attractions just a few minutes from our front door. But war and politics are just two of the things that bring so many visitors to Berlin. Discover many other sides to this modern metropolis that pulsates day and night with vibrant life and creative energy.
For guests arriving by air, we can provide airport transfers to/from Tegel Airport (20-30 mins by car), Schönefeld Airport (30-40 mins by car) and, when completed, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (40 mins).
While walking is the best way to explore the city, bus, train, taxi and limousine services are easily accessible. Pick up a Berlin WelcomeCard that affords visitors free travel on the city’s buses and trains, as well as discounts of up to 50% on over 190 sights and attractions.
Things to Do
Named after the Tsar of Russia, Alexander I, to honor his visit in 1805, the square is today an important transport hub, a popular shopping area and home to iconic landmarks.
Located on Museum Island, the gallery houses a collection of Neoclassical, Impressionist, Romantic, Biedermeier and early Modernist artworks.
Bar Jeder Vernunft
This 1912 art nouveau tent is the glittering stage for a nightly program of chanson evenings, tongue-in-cheek cabaret, and glamorous revues.
Known for its great interior, world-class cocktails, and the vibration of the ground every five minutes as trains run overhead!
Dating back to the medieval age, the church underwent complete restoration in 2002 after being gravely damaged in WW2.
Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world.
Berlin Wall Memorial
Extending along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip, the memorial contains the last pieces of the Wall with the preserved grounds behind it.
One of the most diverse animal parks in the world with about 17,000 animals, around 1,500 different species, and an aquarium.
Take a two-wheeled tour of Berlin, with themed tours focused on the Berlin Wall, street art, and parks.
With a rich history of over 200 years, this landmark became a symbol of unity after the Reunification of Germany.
Berlin’s main railway station is one of the most spectacular architectural projects in the capital, and the largest and most modern station in Europe.
Explore the beautiful rooms and gardens of Berlin’s largest royal residence dating back to the late 17th century.
The best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie has become a symbol of the Cold War.
One of Berlin’s most prominent theaters housing three different stages.
East Side Gallery
This 1.3 km stretch of the Berlin Wall is an international memorial for freedom featuring over 100 paintings by artists from all over the world.
Touted by the New York Times as one of the “10 Must-See Places in Berlin”, combining elements of ballet, musical and artistry in a unique way.
Within this Jean Nouvel-designed branch of the luxurious Parisian department store, designer retail therapy awaits!
Best known for the stunning architectural trio of the German and French cathedrals (Deutscher und Französischer Dom) and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall).
Home to a maze of designer and indie boutiques, hidden cafes and art galleries.
This memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust consists of 2,711 rectangular, tombstone-like blocks of concrete, resembling a graveyard.
The equivalent of Harrods in London, featuring seven floors of shopping, food delicacies and a restaurant.
Opened in 1892, Komische Oper Berlin specializes in German language productions of opera, operetta and musicals.
The most elegant boulevard in Berlin, where you can enjoy strolling and shopping at chic boutiques and upmarket designer stores.
Legoland Discovery Center
Located at the Sony Center, rides, workshops and a 4-D cinema are among the fun attractions here, designed using over 5 million Lego bricks.
LP12 Mall of Berlin
Berlin’s newest shopping mall with over 250 stores and the biggest food court in the city.
This grand market hall offers a great variety of food stalls and hosts regular food events amid a lively communal atmosphere.
A popular hangout, especially on weekends when the park comes alive with a Sunday flea market, food stalls, performances and outdoor karaoke.
A unique ensemble of five museums built on a small island in Berlin’s Spree River.
Red-leather chairs, a private cigar lounge and upmarket atmosphere are signatures of this classic bar, named after renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton.
Take a stroll through the medieval alleys of Nikolaiviertel, much visited for its great variety of restaurants.
A witness to Germany’s tumultuous history, the Reichstag stands at the heart of the government district.
River Spree Boat Tours
See the sights from a new perspective in comfort on a boat tour, from short one-hour rides to day excursions with lunch or dinner on board.
This former summer residence of Frederick the Great overlooks vineyard terraces. Its rooms have been preserved in their original 18th century splendor.
Houses over 5,000 sea dwellers in 35 lifelike aquariums and the biggest cylindrical aquarium in the world.
Offers a great range of activities, including indoor football, basketball, badminton and bowling.
Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz
Offers a great mix of shops, restaurants, museums, cinemas, Legoland Discovery Centre, and a "Sony Style" store.
Two hundred hectares of open space to walk, jog, cycle or enjoy a picnic.