Get to grips with Germany’s gritty, glamorous capital
With its swathes of green, its glamour and its grit, Berlin is a multicultural metropolis that attracts tourists with a heady mix of history, hipster-vibe and happening nightlife. And, with our Berlin holidays or city breaks you’ll experience a city that continues to revel in its rejuvenation.
While the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie remain as visual reminders of the city's turbulent past, they stand in contrast with the modern architecture of buildings like the Jewish Museum and Reichstag. Hire a bike for a unique two-wheeled perspective of the city, before cycling up nearby Mont Klamott for panoramic views. In Berlin you'll find world-class museums, galleries and operas, but its underground clubs, ethnic food trucks and edgy boutiques are just as popular.
Visit the Pergamon Museum with its antiquities and the Alte Nationalgalerie with its 18th and 19th-century paintings and sculptures. The East Side Gallery features impressive street art, appropriately housed in what is Berlin's international memorial for freedom. Of course, no trip to Berlin is complete without viewing the iconic Wall Memorial. If you have more time we recommend a trip to nearby Potsdam. It’s home to Schloss Sanssouci, an enchanting Rococo palace with extravagant interiors and Cecilienhof Palace, venue for the 1945 Potsdam Conference where the Allied powers re-established the political balance of Europe.
With our Berlin holidays, we’ll show you its best kept secrets like the Sunday morning flea market at Mauerpark, beloved by locals. We also can also recommend the best times to visit. Christmas is particularly magical, when the Weihnachtsmarkts transform the city into something out of a fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm.