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BERLIN CITY BREAKS

 

Berlin. The city which shaped a century. Few cities can claim to have played such an important role in shaping the modern world. Once the epicentre of fascism, after WWII Berlin became the focal point of the Cold War, where two ideologies collided. East & West were cut off from each other by the infamous wall for decades, and while the East struggled with hardship, West Berlin became a shining light for all that was deemed good about democracy, freedom and Western consumerism.

The wall came down in 1990 and difficult years followed as Berliners adjusted, but modern day Berlin is a thriving metropolis and the capital of one of the most successful democracies in the Western world. It offers everything that a traveller could want, vibrant nightlife, wonderful dining, and excellent shopping. It's the turbulent history which is of course the main draw, and echoes of the past can be found all over the city.

 

Millington Travel have been booking our clients to Berlin for decades We love it and recently went their for our Christmas Party! So we have all the knowledge and experience to help you make the most of this wonderful city. From flights to hotels to sightseeing and attractions. We can book it all.

 

 

 

Top ten things to see & do.

  1. Stroll through the iconic Brandenburg Gate, and along Unter Den Linden towards the old East Germany.
  2. Have tea in the Adlon Hotel. Famous as a haunt of the well-heeled during WWII.
  3. Visit the Gedachtniskirche. Sums up Berlin - an old church destroyed in a bombing raid, and a new church rising from the ashes.
  4. Visit the Reichstag. Seat of the German Government through good times and bad.
  5. Enjoy 360' views from the Berlin TV Tower.
  6. Shop in Kurfurstendamm, home of Europe's largest department store, KaDeWe.
  7. Explore the Charlottenburg Palace on the outskirts of Berlin. This beautiful Palace hosts fine collections of china and paintings and sits in a lovely park.
  8. Check out the Potsdamer Platz. Once the centre of Berlin which was destroyed in the war and is now a high tech hive of activity.
  9. Walk the route of the Berlin Wall including the famous Checkpoint Charlie. 
  10. Visit Museum Island which features five internationally renowned museums including the Pergamon Museum, for such significant constructions as the Pergamon Altar & Ishtar Gate.

 

Berlin, Germany

Light rain. Decreasing cloudiness. Cool.

Light rain. Decreasing cloudiness. Cool.

13 °C

55 °F

Humidity 76%
Wind 20Kph

Sun

More clouds than sun. Cool.

12 °C

54 °F

Mon

More sun than clouds. Cool.

12 °C

54 °F

Tue

Drizzle. Afternoon clouds. Cool.

14 °C

57 °F

Wed

More sun than clouds. Cool.

14 °C

57 °F

Thu

Showers late. Morning clouds. Cool.

14 °C

57 °F

Fri

a few showers. Breaks of sun late. Cool.

11 °C

52 °F

When to go?

Berlin enjoys a central European climate with hot summers and cold winters. Spring and summer is when you can explore the city on foot, taking in the many parks, lakes and open spaces, so we recommend April to September, but the winter offers cheaper hotel prices and to paraphrase Billy Connolly: there is no such thing as a bad time to visit Berlin, only the wrong clothes!

 

Food & Drink

A melting pot of cultures and culinary delights, restaurants in Berlin stir together some of the most exotic flavours from the four corners of the globe.

The city's flagship dish is the simple, yet satisfying 'boulette', a combination of fried meatball and hamburger, which is often accompanied by 'Berliner Weiße', a traditional mix of beer and juice and is well-known even beyond the city's boundaries. The highly popular Doner Kebab, originally developed in Berlin but made famous by the Turkish, is one the most popular fast food dishes.

Berlin's culinary traditions have been immensely influenced over the years by its vibrant immigrant community and worldwide favourites such as spaghetti and pizza now have a firm place on the city's restaurant menus. Indian, Chinese, Greek and Thai cuisine are becoming increasingly popular with new eateries springing up at a rapid rate.

Brimming with a wide variety of restaurants, Oranienburger Street is the place to dine where some of Berlin's most popular restaurants can be found and visitors can relax and enjoy their favourite fare.

 

To make the most of Berlin, call Millington Travel and we’ll help you plan your perfect visit.

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