Berlin: history, culture and dynamic life

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Berlin: history, culture and dynamic life

Quick facts:

  • Name: Berlin;
  • Founded: 13th Century;
  • Population: 3.7 million;
  • Area: 891.7 km2  (344.3 sq mi);
  • Known as: Capital of Germany.

Berlin is a perfect mix of history, culture and modern, dynamic life events. Its turbulent history in 20th century through Second World War and later being divided during Cold War era left behind reminders such a Holocaust museum and Berlin Wall. Today, Berlin is a modern city with many things to offer, from culture, history, nightlife to vintage and high-end shopping.


Discover Berlin Walking Tour

Main attractions: Reichstag, Parliament building, with rich history, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm), Museum Island, Berlin wall.

Top things to do: Visit museums, hop on/hop off bus tours, day trips outside of Berlin, visit open markets.

Festivals and events: Berlin marathon (September) Festival of lights (October), Jazz festival (November), Christmas markets (December), Berlinale Film Festival (February).


The Berlin Wall Walking Tour

Best time to fly to Berlin. The peak season for flights to Berlin is January, October and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, March and June. Berlin is served by Schonefeld Airport and Tegel Airport.  Direct flights to Berlin are offered by 42 airlines.

Cheap Flights to Berlin

OriginDeparture dateReturn dateFind Ticket

London

03.04.2019

06.04.2019

Tickets from 35

Copenhagen

23.04.2019

25.04.2019

Tickets from 35

Riga

10.04.2019

24.04.2019

Tickets from 38

Cologne

28.06.2019

01.07.2019

Tickets from 39

Budapest

04.06.2019

30.07.2019

Tickets from 40

Billund

12.04.2019

14.04.2019

Tickets from 45

Manchester

14.05.2019

16.05.2019

Tickets from 46

Bucharest

23.05.2019

28.05.2019

Tickets from 47

Dusseldorf

15.04.2019

16.04.2019

Tickets from 48

Kiev

16.09.2019

27.09.2019

Tickets from 53

Interesting facts:

  • There are total of 180 museums in Berlin (although this number might be higher while you are reading this!). That’s why we recommend museum visits as a top thing to do, as there are so many.
  • Almost half of Berliner adults are single. There is your chance if you are single (and looking) as well.
  • There are around 500,000 foreigners living in Berlin, which makes them about 14% of total population.


Modern Berlin Bike Tour

Top hotel offers for Berlin

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Safe travels!

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