Beer & Bratwurst
Germany’s capital city of art & culture, Berlin, will entertain you for as long as you want it to… with its thousands of bars & restaurants you can spend the evening debating politics with passionate locals eating curry sausage or wind down and relax with loved ones over Michelin star cuisine.
For those keen on World War 2 history or the interesting facts behind the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 / 90, this is the place to absorb history.
Historical, fascinating & great for a long weekend, city break or longer holiday at any time of year Berlin should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The Brandenburg Gate
One of Berlin’s most important monuments, a former symbol of the divided city, which separated east from west Berlin, geographically and politically, it was here that on June 12, 1987, Ronald Regan famously said : “Mr. Gorbachov – tear down this wall!”.
The large public square in the middle of Berlin, Alexanderplatz is a busy central hub for shopping and sights. For history buffs… approximately one million people congregated here on 4 November 1989 to demonstrate against the GDR regime shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
You won’t miss some of its landmarks such as the 365 metre TV tower, (Berlin´s highest construction which has a rotating viewing platform), the Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft (Fountain of Friendship amongst Peoples) and the World Time Clock.
Following on from the 2012 UK Olympics, those interested in sporting history should visit The Olympiastadion, host to the 1936 Olympics and still a top tourist destination.
You may also want to spend your weekend break checking out Checkpoint Charlie, pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial, visit the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) or just rummage around some of the amazing markets Berlin has to offer. Whatever you do.. you won’t be bored here!