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Welcome to Berlin — the capital of Germany, which has changed drastically since the Wall came down, becoming a major destination for culture, parties and niche hipster delights. 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. Shiny modern business centres compete for attention with nostalgic 90s grunge, and young families have brunch while club kids bike home in the late morning. Discover its diversity — enjoy Berlin! Be a Berliner. Eat a Berliner.

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DDR Museum
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1, Berlin

The DDR Museum is an interactive museum that takes you on a journey into the socialist past. You'll see countless iconic objects from the former East Germany, will take a simulated ride in a Trabi, dance the Lipsi and rummage around in an authentic apartment. It's an essential Berlin history trip.

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz, Berlin Mitte

It’s Berlin’s most famous landmark and became the symbol of overcoming the division of Germany. From an architectural perspective, the sandstone structure, built by Carl Gotthard Langhans, is one of the most magnificent examples of German classicism. Nowadays the Gate serves as a backdrop for festivals, big sporting events or New Year’s Eve parties.

Brauhaus Südstern
Hasenheide 69, Berlin Kreuzberg

Brauhaus Südstern —the South Star Brewery — is a bustling tavern, brewery and restaurant with an outdoor beer garden. Order from the menu of hearty dishes and schnitzels, or enjoy a buffet — great for groups. You can book a guided tour with the master brewer, who will not only pour you a variety of delicious hoppy beers, but will help you appreciate the subtle differences between brews. Check the official website for live music events.

Explore Berlin's Culinary Trends
Tours depart from Schönhauser Allee 116, Berlin

It's very easy to spend your entire trip in Berlin tasting every imaginable cuisine represented in this cosmopolitan city — but don't miss the chance to experience the very special dishes that are specific to Berlin itself. Let a local guide introduce you to the capital's classic treats, entertain you with historical facts and tell you about the typical street food, desserts and the iconic Berlin Pilsner.

Schlosstraße, Berlin-Steglitz

Schloßstraße in the district of Steglitz is another of Berlin’s popular shopping streets, largely due to the three shopping centres that line it: the Forum Steglitz, the Schloss-Straßen-Center on Walther-Schreiber-Platz, and Das Schloss near the Steglitz Rathaus. Another major mall called Boulevard offers over 180 shops.

Friedrichstraße, Berlin-Mitte & 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.

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.

The Airport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) is the only airport operating in Berlin since Tegel airport saw it's last flight depart in November 2020. The new airport is well connected to the city by S-Bahn, busses and long-distance trains. The Airport Express (FEX) and regional trains (RE7, RB14) travel between Berlin central station and “Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2” station several times per hour. The S9 and S45 S-Bahn trains travel every 20 minutes, serving the “Terminal 1-2” and “Terminal 5” stations.

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