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Welcome to Berlin - the capital of Germany, which has changed drastically since the Wall came down, commanding global interest as a destination. Walking through Berlin you will see evidence of different historic periods in a short time, from medieval buildings to the famous sightseeing landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and East Side Gallery. Today Berlin is a young, dynamic metropolis open to the world right in the heart of Europe, setting new trends in architecture, art and fashion. Discover its diversity – enjoy Berlin!

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Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe)
Cora-Berliner-Straße1 10117 Berlin-Tiergarten

Not far from the Brandenburg Gate is located the Memorial for Europe’s Murdered Jews, a site of stelae (concrete slabs) arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field accessible from all sides. It serves as a central place of remembrance and admonition and is supplemented by an underground information centre, containing the names of all known victims and details on the places of horror. There is no charge for admittance.

Gendarmenmarkt 10117 Berlin Mitte

Many Berliners believe that the Gendarmenmarkt is the most beautiful place in Germany and indeed in all of Europe. Well, however that might be, it really is a must-see for all visitors to Berlin. This is the case because the Gendarmenmarkt is a beautiful example of an architectural ensemble full of harmony and it includes both the French and the German cathedral as well as the Concert House.

Brauhaus Südstern
Hasenheide 69, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Tavern brewery and restaurant with beer garden. Food from the menu or a buffet for groups. Book a guided tour with the master brewer – this includes tasting!. Occasional Live music.

Große Hamburger Straße 37, Berlin-Mitte

A cosy restaurant and public house not far from the Scheunenviertel, the Hackesche Höfe, and Oranienburger Straße. offerings fresh, varied and regional German cuisine and an extensive beer and wine selection.

Friedrichstraße Berlin Mitte, Berlin Kreuzberg

Numerous shops line Friedrichstraße. There’s no need to travel to Paris to shop Les Galeries Lafayette, there’s a branch right here in Berlin, offering the best of France in its fine foods and fashion departments. Also worth a visit is Dussmann, which calls itself a department store for culture. You could hours here exploring the books and other media offered over several floors.


Kurfürstendamm, also called “Ku’damm” and Tauentzienstraße are Berlin’s most famous shopping streets for tourists in the western part of the city. The western end of Kurfürstendamm tends to be home to exclusive designers like Lagerfeld, Lacoste, and Tommy Hilfiger. Luxury brands such as Bulgari, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci line the boulevard between Uhlandstraße and Adenauerplatz. while the quieter side streets in either direction off Uhlandstraße also offer plenty of charm. High-end boutiques offer an exclusive range of fashion and design in grand houses from more than a century ago, with many chic cafés and restaurants in the neighbourhood offering perfect spots for a break.

Passport / Visa

Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.


When hiring a taxi in Berlin, you pay a basic charge of €3.90 plus €2.00 for each kilometre travelled. The “Kurzstrecke” (short distance) tariff gives you a journey of up to two kilometres for €5.00 – in this case, however, you have to flag down the taxi yourself. The “Kurzstrecke” tariff does not apply if you order a taxi or get in one at a designated taxi-waiting spot. Taxi Berlin International +49 30 20 20 21 22 0 (English language taxi-ordering service around the clock) Funk Taxi Berlin +49 30 26 10 26

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