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Berlin Holiday Guide

Everybody who journeys to the fascinating capital of Germany should take time to absorb the Jewish history in the many museums and memorials across the East and West, as well as walking the length of the Berlin Wall to marvel upon the fantastic murals that decorate it. But there are many more adventures to be had in this bohemian city – why not take a look at our handy itinerary for some inspiration on what sights to see on your Berlin city break?

Oberbaum bridge, Berlin

The Business Traveller

If you're travelling to Berlin on a business trip, you should make time to see the sensational sights in between meetings. Stuck for what to do? Check out handy itinerary for some great tips.

Things to do

  • Museum Island – On the northern tip of a little island on the River Spree, this collection of five fantastic museums is the perfect place to get artistic inspiration. The array of exhibitions display an array of masterful paintings and artefacts, from the classical antiquities at the Pergamon Museum to Egyptian Queen Nefertiti's bust at the Neues Museum.
  • Reichstag – Learn more about Germany's political history when you visit this spectacular building. The dome and roof terrace offer unrivalled views of the parliamentary quarter and many of Berlin's most famous sights.

Places to eat and drink

  • Margaux – Fancy a voyage of cuisine? Head to this Michelin starred restaurant and prepare to indulge in a multi-course menu prepared by the award winning chef Michael Hoffmann.
Reichstag building, Berlin

The Casual Tourist

Travelling to Germany to take in the attractions of the capital at your own leisure? Take a hint from our handy itinerary and plan all the sights you want to see in advance.

Day One

Things to do

  • Berlin Television Tower – The Fernsehturm, or the 'Alex Tower' as locals call it, was built in the 1960s and is the tallest structure in Germany. Take a visit to the top for 360 degree views of the city in all its glory.
  • Shopping in Gendarmenmarkt – Regarded by many to be the most beautiful spot in Berlin, this picturesque plaza is a great spot to shop and watch sensational street performers.

Places to eat

  • Miss Saigon – The Vietnamese food in Berlin is fantastic and this sumptuous Kreuzberg eatery is one of the very best, offering fresh spring rolls, pho soup and milkshakes that are out-of-this-world.

Day Two

Things to do

  • Unter den Linden – This beautiful boulevard translates as 'under the linden trees' and is in the heart of historic Berlin, leaving you to wander and see the political sights (including the awe-inspiring Brandenburg Gate) at your own leisure.
  • Charlottenburg Palace – This magnificent royal residence is an awe-inspiring example of baroque and rococo architecture, with stunning gardens to wander on a warm day.

Places to eat

  • Burgermeister – A whispered-secret between foodies across the globe, this cult eatery used to be a public toilet but don't let that put you off – the ramshackle shed offers arguably the best burgers in Europe.