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.
After a long weekend in the various clubs and bars across Berlin, unwind at this stunning yet affordable spa and bathhouse. Complete with ambient coloured lighting and curated underwater beats, Liquidrom sets itself apart from anything you've experienced before. Float through its modern domed caverns before getting a salt peeling or moseying into a herb-infused sauna (10 Mockernstrasse, liquidrom-berlin.de).
Hamburger Bahnhof is one of the most renowned and widely recommended art institutions in the capital. Stunning architecture aside, there is always a captivating rotation of important works on view in the wide halls within, from the museum collection as well as private collections. On view until May are a variety of important artists ranging from Joseph Beuys to Andy Warhol (50-51 Invalidenstrasse, hamburgerbahnhof.de).
The stunning, mid-century-era Philharmonie concert hall is home to the Berliner Philharmoniker. With its golden honeycomb facade, the building is almost as incredible as the sounds that you will hear inside it. Each Tuesday at 1pm there is a free concert for visitors, which makes it an even better place to hide from the cold and experience something magnificent (1 Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse, berliner-philharmoniker.de).
The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is not part of a deep and forgotten past: it was only 25 years ago when the wall came down and this Stasi prison became inactive as the German Democratic Republic (GDR) reunited with West Germany. Over the years thousands of political prisoners passed through this institute, where investigations, interrogations, and detentions were carried out. This is a must-see memorial to learn and engage with this complicated and important part of Germany's history (66 Genslerstrasse, stiftung-hsh.de).
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