Things to Know about Berlin
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is also the country’s cultural epicenter with its many museums, art galleries, theaters and orchestras. Berlin’s tumultuous history and a happening nightlife are prime attractions for domestic and international tourists.
Best Places to Visit
Berlin is home to many museums and palaces. Browse our Berlin City Guide to know more about the city. Some of the well known places of interest here include Berlin Wall, Charlottenburg Palace, Bode Museum, Jewish Museum, East-Side Gallery, Dorotheenstadt Cemetery, The Gendarmenmarkt, Pergamon Museum, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Museumsinsel, Ethnological Museum of Berlin, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Legoland Discovery Center.
Best Time to Visit
The months of May through September are the best time to visit Berlin. The weather is perfect for sitting in cafes, lazing in the parks and leisurely strolls in the city.
Best Dining Places
You will find a wide assortment of delicacies being served in the many restaurants of Berlin. Some of the famous delicacies worth trying out are pigs' feet cooked with Sauerkraut and pea purée, Berliner Schlachteplatte (cold plate), and Eisbein (pickled knuckle of pork with Sauerkraut). From east to west, several new restaurants have come up across Berlin.
Best Airlines to Reach
Many international airlines connect Berlin with the United States and other parts of the world. Major airlines serving the city include Lufthansa, Airberlin, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, KLM and others.
Best Places to Stay
Finding cheap hotels in Berlin isn’t difficult at all as the city frequently hosts international trade fairs, conferences and festivals. Most of the hotels in Berlin are concentrated in the center near the Kurfürstendamm (Ku'Damm), the main boulevard of western Berlin.