Cool Things To Do In Berlin
Contributed by our friends at Escapio
Berlin is a city of change, constantly evolving around its icons – whether the Brandenburg Gate, Fernsehturm or lively Kreuzberg district; the German capital is a place riddled with history and stark with contrasts where diversity rules. A walk along the leafy Unter den Linden boulevard takes in a multitude of sites from Alexanderplatz, the green-domed cathedral, museum island and the Schlossplatz where the imposing Prussian palace will soon be rebuilt.
A whizz through history any visitor can feel part of with panoramic views and excellent service in any of our Berlin hotels like the Arcotel John F around this central hub. A stroll past the famous Humbolt University, you’ll find Galerie LaFayette amongst the delights on the Friedrichstrasse shopping street to soak up the international feel. From the Brandenburg Gate, one can easily reach the Reichstag parliament building with its glass dome redesigned by British architect Norman Foster, the controversial Jewish memorial and tent-like Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz.
Once you’ve breathed in the classic tourist sights, make your way to hip Prenzlauer Berg for a bite to eat in any of the cafes, noodle bars and check out the cute boutiquey shops, evenings head to Friedrichshain for classy cocktails and dancing in famous clubs Berghain and Watergate overlooking the Spree River.
The perfect romantic morning starts waking up in one of our delectable luxury hotels like the chic Ellington in the West for a champagne breakfast in KaDeWe and a shopping spree on the Ku’damm. The striking Helmut Newton photography museum, semi-destroyed Gedächtniskirche shouldn’t be missed, and after a Currywurst lunch kids will love to visit the zoo with Germany’s favourite polar Bear Knut.
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