Read This Before Visiting Berlin, Germany: Travel Guide
Capital of Germany and a reckoned global power, Berlin promises an enthralling city break. Visit the largest city in Germany for a chance to get immersed in an intricate historical culture, thrilling nightlife, and an abundance of inspiring professional, amateur art. The World War II and the Cold War did have significant detrimental effects on the infrastructural progress of the city, but in the last few years it has seen immense development and innovation.
Berlin has been renowned for its artistic superiority since over 100 years. Of its 153 museums, many are acclaimed internationally – particularly those at the Museum Island, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Off the island, tourists prefer the New National Gallery, Painting Gallery and the Hamburger Bahnhof. For those particularly interested in German-Jewish history, there is the Jewish Museum, which will definitely brighten up your Berlin city break.
A large number of iconic Churches also highlight the Berlin city break. St. Hedwigs Kathedrale is a Church boasting of architectural distinction and an intriguing past. Berliner Dom is the oldest and largest of the Churches – an awe-inspiring façade with an exhilarating view of Berlin from the top. If you enjoy landscape views, you could also go to the top of the TV Tower, the tallest in Germany and second tallest in Europe.
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More than its tourist attractions, what makes Berlin a unique city break is its budding creative culture. While other large cities are getting more and more crammed, Berlin is preferred by novice artists, musicians, academics, etc. for its welcoming, open, tolerant and propelling culture. The clubs, restaurants, bars and other hangouts are flowing with talented, curios, innovative and insightful individuals that want to build a cool, hip and forward-looking society together. Use your Berlin city break to experience this imperfect, yet exciting society!