Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and its largest city, and is the most populous city in the European Union. It is steeped in history with famous monuments including the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Funkturm tower. The city is often considered to symbolise unification, and Berlin's vibrant cultural scene makes it one of the most visited cities in the world.
The city is also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonic, built in 1963. Berlin is home to 3 world class and active Opera Houses, which can accommodate over 4,400 opera attendees, more than in any other city in the world. Berlin also has over 150 theatres and halls for every type of event.
Berlin straddles the banks of the River Spree, which flows into the River Havel (a tributary of the River Elbe) in the western borough of Spandau. Berlin is considered by many as Germany’s greenest city with over 44% of its area made of waterways, woods, rivers and green areas. It is also home to 3 Unesco world heritage sites - the Museum Island, Sansoussi Palace and Parks in Potsdam and the Modernism Housing Estates.
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Sommergarten Berlin (Messe Berlin), Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin Latitude: 52.50133°N, Longitude: 13.27431°E
Saatwinkler Damm, 13405 Berlin, Germany
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Airport Transfer Services
There is a wide variety of transport options at the airport including taxi, car rental, metro, bus and tram.
Getting around in Berlin
Public transport in Berlin is comfortable, safe and affordable. There is an extensive network of city and metro trains, as well as buses and trams.
For visitors the Berlin WelcomeCard is an all-inclusive travel and attraction solution, offering free entry to 30 attractions + public transport in and around Berlin.
Berlin is more than 775 years old and over the decades, all generations have left their monuments and landmarks in town. The densest array of sights in Berlin lies east of the Brandenburg Gate, on either side of Unter den Linden, with the Reichstag, The Holocaust Memorial, Museuminsel, Gendarmenmarkt, Hackische Hofe, Alexanderplatz, Fernsehturm, Rotes Rathaus
In the west side of the city visitors should take a look at the broken shard of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, which serves as a brutal reminder of World War II. Close by starts the boulevard Kurfürstendamm with the famous KDW Kaufhaus des Westens and Galerie Lafayettes.
The Zoo celebrates its 175th birthday and is the oldest one in Germany. With around 20,000 animals from more than 1,000 species, it’s the most important collection in the world. The Aquarium Berlin is one of the most important public aquariums in the world. The zoo has a big cat house, a hippopotamus house and a nocturnal animal house, as well as the biggest bird house in Europe. Give your family a treat and take them to Berlin’s famous zoo.
The magnificent Charlottenburg Palace is located just out of the centre of the city. The beautiful palace hosts fine collections of china and paintings and is situated in the middle of a picturesque palace garden right next to the river Spree. If you don't fancy a walk in the park, you can feed your mind instead of in the Charlottenburg museums located directly opposite
Shows & Musicals:
The range of shows and musicals on offer in Berlin is impressive, with dazzling spectacles ensuring visitors are thoroughly entertained. The historic CHAMÄLEON Theater in Berlin-Mitte, with a glamorous art nouveau façade, puts on variety and musical shows in the cabaret, musical and circus traditions. The Wintergarten Varieté by Tiergarten is another glitzy venue with performances in the vaudeville tradition, while the Friedrichstadt-Palast is particularly great for international visitors, with its globally-themed shows incorporating mesmerizing dance and lavish design. Entertaining musical classics are shown at the traditional Stage Theater des Westens, Berlin's oldest musical theatre.
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