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city breaks in Berlin

City breaks in Berlin

Art, culture and dining - Berlin attracts countless visitors every year with its broad range of fascinating attractions and dramatic landmarks. Given its rich history and cultural diversity, it’s no surprise that the German capital has its own eccentric city spirit which you need to experience for yourself. Book your city break in Berlin with Travelcircus and explore this intriguing, multi-faceted metropolis yourself.

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Top sights - Highlights for your city break in Berlin

Berlin is brimming with sights and attractions so how do you even know where to start? The Brandenburg Gate is a must-see and while you’re in the area, why not visit the Reichstag Building and dome, a historic building which houses the German parliament? From here, you can stroll down Unter den Linden, a magnificent boulevard, towards Alexanderplatz which is home to the next characteristic landmark of the city: the Berlin Fernsehturm. The tower boasts 360° views of Berlin. Here are some more sights which should be at the top of your list for your trip to Berlin:

  • Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)
  • The East Side Gallery
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Potsdamer Platz

Cultural hotspots for your minibreak in Berlin

Berlin hosts an abundance of cultural attractions including numerous museums with various exhibitions such as those about German history and the history of Berlin. The DDR museum focuses on daily life in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and provides a creative view of life in a divided city. The so-called Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworld) is a fascinating museum which explores the history of Berlin below ground including structures such as WWII bunkers.

Top tip: The Berlin Museum Pass gives you three consecutive days’ free entry to a range of museums in Berlin.
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Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Cathedral

Tips for your sightseeing tour of Berlin

In Berlin, you can reach the majority of the city’s attractions on foot - particularly if you stay at a central hotel in the city. So load your map of Berlin, set off and discover everything that the German capital has to offer! If you’d rather make the most of your weekend getaway, or not spend the entire time on your feet, get yourself a Berlin Welcome Card which includes the following:

  • free public transport ticket
  • discount of up to 50% on 200 attractions
  • a free city guide which includes a map of Berlin
Top tip: The 100 bus route runs from Zoologischer Garten station to Alexanderplatz - past the most popular sights. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a city tour for less.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about city breaks in Berlin

Why should I go to Berlin for a city break?

As a destination, a city break in Berlin combines the best of art and culture with modern shopping streets, popular, trendy cafés and fantastic events.

How many days should I spend in Berlin?

At almost 900 km², Berlin is the largest city in Germany and the main attractions are dispersed across the city so it’s best to spend at least 3 days in Berlin on a city break.

What should I bring with me on a city break in Berlin?

Don’t forget the following for your city break in Berlin:
  • A portable charger
  • A chic outfit for going out
  • Comfortable everyday clothes
  • A raincoat

Where can I book my city break in Berlin?

You can book your city break in Berlin here with Travelcircus.

How much does a city break in Berlin cost?

Travelcircus offers city breaks in Berlin from £62 per person.

What are some must-sees for my city break in Berlin?

Don’t skip the following highlights in Berlin:
  • The Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin-City boat tour on the Spree
  • The Reichstag Building (German Parliamentary Building)
  • The Fernsehturm at Alexander Platz
  • THE WALL - asisi Panorama
  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • The East Side Gallery

How much does a premium hotel in Berlin cost?

Travelcircus offers deals on quality-checked hotels in Berlin from £62 per person.

What’s the best time of year to visit Berlin on a city break?

Berlin is a charming city to visit at any time of year. In Spring and Autumn, temperatures fluctuate between 10°C and 20°C but Summer temperatures can reach up to 35°C. The city is especially magical in Winter when the various Christmas markets are in full swing.