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Berlin

Berlin

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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Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

Show entertainment with these unique dimensions cannot be found anywhere else in Europe but at the Palast. Jean Paul Gaultier designed the over 500 daring and extravagant costumes. Recommended by the New York Times as "Must-See in Berlin". Tickets from € 19.80. Also suitable for international guests, who do not speak German.

Address
Friedrichstraße 107, Berlin
Teufelsberg – Field Station Berlin

In the heart of Grunewald lies Teufelsberg the highest mountain built from the rubble of the 2nd World War with a fantastic 360° view over Berlin. British and American secret services operated their most important and spectacular spy station here. On weekends guided tours through the ruins with high profile street-art galleries are a Berlin highlight.

Address
Teufelsseechaussee, Berlin
Brauhaus Südstern

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.

Address
Hasenheide 69, Berlin-Kreuzberg
"first floor" in the Hotel Palace Berlin

Gourmet restaurant in a central location. Chef Matthias Diether, Berlin Master Chef 2013, conjures up light, modern, European dishes based on French haute cuisine. Also an exceptional wine list with 1,500 choices is available.

Address
Budapester Straße 45, Berlin-Tiergarten
Friedrichstraße

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.

Address
Friedrichstraße Berlin Mitte, Berlin Kreuzberg

Kurfürstendamm

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.

Airports

Berlin has two airports, each with excellent connections to the local public transport network. Schönefeld Airport (SXF) lies southeast of Berlin, approx. 18 km (11 miles) from downtown Berlin. It is connected to the S45 and S9 S-Bahn lines as well as regional express mainline trains departing in half-hourly intervals from the Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz and Ostbahnhof stations. The Schönefeld Airport-Express departs from Spandau via Zoologischer Garten, Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof to Schönefeld. The journey from Hauptbahnhof takes about half-an-hour. Airport Tegel (TXL) lies in the northwest of the city, approx. 8 km (5 miles) from downtown Berlin. It has a close connection to the stadtautobahn (urban motorway) as well as local public transport services with the 109 and X9 bus routes to Zoologischer Garten, the 128 bus route to the northern districts of Berlin and the TXL bus route to the government quarter. Schönefeld Airport 12521 Berlin-Schönefeld +49 180-500 01 86 (0,14 € /Min.) Mainline railway station / IC connection about 300 m ( yds) / 5 Min. S-Bahn station: Berlin-Schönefeld Airport Airport Tegel 13405 Berlin-Reinickendorf +49 180-500 01 86 (0.14 €/Min.) N X9, 109, 128, Jet Express TXL More info, including on the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport: