Why not Berlin?
They say that travel broadens the mind. Whether it’s learning about new cultures or soaking up a completely different environment, with so many countries and cities to pick from, knowing where to start can be a challenge.
If you’re after a short city stay, why not hop on the plane and jet off to Berlin? As the capital city of Germany, Berlin welcomes an abundance of tourists each year. With a thriving nightlife scene, tasty local food, and rich history, it’s no wonder why millions of people flock to the city each year. Here are just eight reasons why you should visit Berlin this year.
Just like with many capital cities across the world, Berlin has a rich history to explore. From the moment you arrive in the city, you should take some time to learn more about Germany’s past. Every corner of Berlin has its own story to tell, so we recommend that you take a trip to The Berlin Wall, The Jewish Museum, and The Holocaust Memorial where you can learn a bit more about what makes Berlin such a historic city.
Party Capital of Europe
For those who are looking to party the night away, Berlin is known as the party capital of Europe. Even if you’re only staying in the city for a couple of nights, there are tons of fantastic clubs and bars to check out, such as the Kit Kat Club, House of Weekend, and Watergate. Remember, you need to be aged 18 and over to get into the clubs, and like you would anywhere, make sure that you stay safe and aware of your surroundings.
Incredible Local Food
We all know how important cuisine is when going on a trip. Thankfully, Berlin is up there with other capital cities when it comes to tasty dishes. Naturally, the most obvious dish to try out in Berlin is currywurst. As a truly local dish, you can find currywurst just about anywhere! What’s more, the dish is a tasty cheap lunch (and so delicious!). There are lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes dotted in and around the city, as well as street food markets, which will enable you to sample some tasty home-cooked food.
Once you’ve found some tasty grub, why not team your dish with some excellent beer? Berlin has an abundance of beer, and when you factor in that the city is known as the beer capital of the world, you’ll soon see why! Whether you’re after a good beer garden or a pub lunch, beer lovers are sure to enjoy what the city has to offer.
Sights and Museums
There are dozens of iconic landmarks and museums located across Berlin, which are a must-see. If you don’t have the time to check out everything, some of the most recommended spots include the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, and Fernsehturm. If you want to visit museums on your trip, make sure you’re aware of their opening times and whether you need a ticket to avoid disappointment.
Plenty of Accommodation
If you’re on a strict budget or have cash to splash, you are bound to find accommodation that’s suitable for you in Berlin. The city has a variety of hostels, hotels, apartments, and boutique accommodation to check out. If you’re interested in the latter, 7Boutique Hotels may be the right option for you. 7Boutique Hotels have a range of boutique spots to pick from for your stay. When on their website, you will need to input your check-in date, check-out date, and how many guests to help you find the right hotel for you.
Lovely Green Spaces
If you’re heading to Berlin in the summer or you love to be outdoors, you will be happy to know that the city has over 2,500 green spaces and public parks to explore. The hustle and bustle of the city can be too much for some, so escaping the crowds, taking a break, and spending time with nature may be more your kind of thing. Berlin’s glorious green spaces are the perfect spot for a stroll, summer BBQ or a picnic.
Whatever the season you decide to visit Berlin, you can be certain there’s always something happening. During the summer months, the city plays host to multiple music festivals, such as Berlin Atonal, Pop Kultur, and Lollapalooza. If your trip is pencilled in for October, you must check out Berlin’s Oktoberfest. For those visiting near Christmas time, Berlin has a magical Christmas market where you can purchase a range of festive gifts.
No matter when you head to in Berlin, the city is full to the brim with rich history and culture. For those into partying, Berlin is known as the party capital of Europe. If you’re after tasty local cuisine, famous beer, or a trip to a festival, Berlin has it all and more.
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