The capital city of Germany, Berlin has long been a favourite amongst tourists for its rich history and edgy, rebellious atmosphere. Steeped in culture and famed for its creative industry, producing incredible fashion, music and arts, Berlin is a melting pot of new and old, past and present. Book with easyJet holidays to get the latest Berlin deals here.
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Berlin has had a long and well-documented history, caught up in battle from the 17th century all the way up to WWII. Museums and monuments to its past pepper the streets of the city, none more outstanding than the Reichstag building, the former houses of parliament for Germany's government. Visitors on a city break to Berlin can explore inside the building, and take a lift up to the top for stunning panoramic views over Berlin. Berlin Cathedral is another must-see; built in a stunning mixed architectural style of Renaissance and Gothic, it is a truly spectacular view, not to be missed during a city break to Berlin. The cathedral sits on Museum Island, a district on the Spree river which houses five of the most significant museums in Berlin – ideal for a day's exploring to discover the history of this fascinating city.
Berlin is known for being one of the greenest cities in Europe, with around a third of the city being made up of parks, forests, lakes and gardens. The beautiful Berlin Botanischer Gardens boast an incredible 110 acres of gardens to explore on your Berlin city break, and there is also the Great Pavilion, the largest greenhouse in the world. Parks around the city also offer a beautiful way to discover Berlin's past, such as Treptower Park's Soviet monument, or the Volkspark, the oldest park in the city, built over a Second World War bunker, with a memorial to Polish soldiers.
If you want to discover modern Berlin, a city break offers ample time to explore and see the main attractions. The city has a rich arts scene, and has even been named “City of Design” by UNESCO. Boutique stores dominate the lanes and shopping quarters of the main city, with everything from fashion to homeware, hand-crafted by Germany's finest designers. The Friedrichsstadtpassagen shopping complexes showcase more brand-name outlets, with striking designs and a beautiful area of the city to spend an afternoon.
Berlin city breaks are a perfect opportunity to discover traditional German cuisine, and splash out on food by some of the finest chefs in Europe. Dining out in Berlin remains inexpensive, and even a meal at the two-star Michelin restaurant Fischers Fritz is a treat that won't break the budget. Discover Germany's soul food by the lake at Engelbecken, with traditional dishes served entirely using organic and seasonal produce.
Berlin's nightlife is world-renowned, with an enormous and eclectic club scene and thriving fashion culture, bringing the city alive every night of the week. Techno and hard house are big here, and with a little digging you'll find yourself at underground parties and club nights in train stations and even abandoned buildings. The more traditional clubs make just as much of a statement though, and the vibrant Mitte district is the perfect place to find the best nightspots.
City breaks to Berlin are perfect for an exciting and fascinating glimpse into Germany's culture. Book your trip with easyJet holidays today for flexible booking deals, and book your flights and hotels together for even better offers, so you can save more for your city break!