Cheap flights to Berlin
Edgy, full of character, multi-faceted and compelling, Berlin is all these things and more.
Germany’s capital is a city apart, and one you won’t forget in a hurry. People talk about how the city has been a hub of political goings on and the epicentre of historical happenings for hundreds of years, and they’re not wrong. It’s been divided by the Iron Curtain, torn apart by the Second World War; it’s been at the forefront of innovations in technology, art, and music – the list goes on.
Come for the history, for the trendy art scene, for some hardcore clubbing, or just to relax and take in the sights: it’s all on offer here.
Every Friday and Saturday, artisanal food vendors fill up Markthalle IX, a traditional market hall smack in the middle of Kreuzberg. Foodie heaven, in short (42-43 Eisenbahnstrasse).
The annual MärzMusik festival (15-24 March) presents a mixture of experimental music performances in venues across the city (maerzmusik.de).
To escape the hustle and bustle of the German metropolis, enjoy an evening boat cruise down the River Spree. The magnificence of the city's architecture really comes to life in the twilight and if you fancy, you can opt for an "all drinks included" cruise, to really liven up your journey. reederei-riedel.de
One hour by train to the north-west of Berlin, in the town of Oranienburg, is Sachsenhausen, one of the Nazis' first concentration camps. A sombre, yet informative experience - and history lesson (stiftung-bg.de).