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Compelling City

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.

Berlin, Germany
Time Zone
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Getting Around

Regent Berlin

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

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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.

20 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Alte Nationalgalerie

National Gallery

Located on Museum Island, the gallery houses a collection of Neoclassical, Impressionist, Romantic, Biedermeier and early Modernist artworks.

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

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.

20 mins drive

Bar Tausend

World-class cocktails

Known for its great interior, world-class cocktails, and the vibration of the ground every five minutes as trains run overhead!  

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin’s largest church

Dating back to the medieval age, the church underwent complete restoration in 2002 after being gravely damaged in WW2. 

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Berlin Philharmonie

Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world.

20 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Berlin Wall Memorial

Pieces of the past

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.

10 mins drive

Berlin Zoo

Since 1844

One of the most diverse animal parks in the world with about 17,000 animals, around 1,500 different species, and an aquarium. 

15 mins drive

Bike Tours

Exhilarating ride

Take a two-wheeled tour of Berlin, with themed tours focused on the Berlin Wall, street art, and parks. 

Brandenburg Gate

Symbol of unity

With a rich history of over 200 years, this landmark became a symbol of unity after the Reunification of Germany.

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Central Station

Architectural wonder

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.

25 mins walk / 10 mins drive

Charlottenburg Palace

Baroque grandeur

Explore the beautiful rooms and gardens of Berlin’s largest royal residence dating back to the late 17th century.

20 mins drive

Checkpoint Charlie

Former border crossing point

The best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie has become a symbol of the Cold War. 

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Deutsches Theater

Highly acclaimed

One of Berlin’s most prominent theaters housing three different stages.

20 mins walk / 10 mins drive

East Side Gallery

World’s largest open-air mural

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.

10 mins drive


Europe’s biggest revue theater

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.

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Galeries Lafayette

Parisian style

Within this Jean Nouvel-designed branch of the luxurious Parisian department store, designer retail therapy awaits! 

1 min walk


Berlin’s most magnificent square

Best known for the stunning architectural trio of the German and French cathedrals (Deutscher und Französischer Dom) and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall).

1 min walk

Hackescher Markt

Cool and quirky

Home to a maze of designer and indie boutiques, hidden cafes and art galleries.

20 mins walk / 10 mins drive

Holocaust Memorial

In remembrance

This memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust consists of 2,711 rectangular, tombstone-like blocks of concrete, resembling a graveyard. 

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive


Upmarket selections

The equivalent of Harrods in London, featuring seven floors of shopping, food delicacies and a restaurant. 

20 mins drive

Komische Oper

Comic Opera

Opened in 1892, Komische Oper Berlin specializes in German language productions of opera, operetta and musicals.

5 mins walk


Luxury labels

The most elegant boulevard in Berlin, where you can enjoy strolling and shopping at chic boutiques and upmarket designer stores.

20 mins drive

Legoland Discovery Center

Kid-sized fun

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.

20 mins walk / 5 mins drive

LP12 Mall of Berlin

Shop till you drop

Berlin’s newest shopping mall with over 250 stores and the biggest food court in the city. 

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Markthalle 9

Foodie paradise

This grand market hall offers a great variety of food stalls and hosts regular food events amid a lively communal atmosphere. 

10 mins drive


Green zone

A popular hangout, especially on weekends when the park comes alive with a Sunday flea market, food stalls, performances and outdoor karaoke.

20 mins drive

Museum Island

UNESCO World Heritage Site

A unique ensemble of five museums built on a small island in Berlin’s Spree River. 

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

Newton Bar


Red-leather chairs, a private cigar lounge and upmarket atmosphere are signatures of this classic bar, named after renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton.

5 mins walk


Berlin’s oldest residential quarter

Take a stroll through the medieval alleys of Nikolaiviertel, much visited for its great variety of restaurants.

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive


The seat of German parliament

A witness to Germany’s tumultuous history, the Reichstag stands at the heart of the government district. 

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

River Spree Boat Tours

Drift on the waterways

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.

Sanssouci Palace

A royal refuge

This former summer residence of Frederick the Great overlooks vineyard terraces. Its rooms have been preserved in their original 18th century splendor.

50 mins drive

Sea Life

Underwater wonders

Houses over 5,000 sea dwellers in 35 lifelike aquariums and the biggest cylindrical aquarium in the world.

10 mins walk / 5 mins drive

SEZ Berlin

Sports and recreation center

Offers a great range of activities, including indoor football, basketball, badminton and bowling. 

15 mins drive

Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz

Lifestyle hub

Offers a great mix of shops, restaurants, museums, cinemas, Legoland Discovery Centre, and a "Sony Style" store. 

20 mins walk / 5 mins drive


Popular city park

Two hundred hectares of open space to walk, jog, cycle or enjoy a picnic. 

15 mins walk / 5 mins drive

TV Tower on Alexanderplatz

Bird’s eye views

At 365m, this is the highest building in Berlin. Head up to the rotating platform at 205m for spectacular 360° city views.

20 mins walk / 5 mins drive