Berlin the capital and also the biggest city in Germany is a medieval city dating its history to the 13thcentury. The city’s cobbled pathways along with perfectly manicured garden make the city ideal to explore on the foot. The city also reminds of the 20th century violent history in the form of Holocaust memorial and Berlin Wall. Modern day art scene and landmarks such as the Berliner Philharmonie makes Berlin a perfect city for a summer holiday. Also explore its vibrant culture, history, great food, and electrifying night parties. But, while you enjoy all this still you will experience peace and calmness blanketing the city.
Best Things to Do in Berlin
Brandenburg Gate: Restored 18th-century gate & landmark with 12 Doric columns topped by a classical goddess statue.
Reichstag Building: Neo-Renaissance parliament building topped by a Norman Foster glass dome with 360-degree city views.
East Side Gallery: Conserved graffiti project by 118 artists covering part of the Berlin Wall & celebrating its demise.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: 2,711 columns forming a vast mazelike Holocaust memorial, with an underground exhibition room.
Berlin Cathedral Church: Majestic 1800s cathedral with an organ with 7,000 pipes, plus royal tombs & a dome for city views.
Checkpoint Charlie: Landmark boundary marking East & West Berlin with a white sentry guard house & cobbled borderline.
Best Time to visit Berlin
Berlin is a year-round destination, getting busiest May-Oct and Dec. Key events include Carnival of Cultures (May) with a parade and music, Berlin Pride Celebration (Jun) and the Bierfestival. In Nov and Dec, Berlin has Christmas Markets and a New Year’s Eve street party by the Brandenburg Gate. Fall and winter (Oct-Mar) in Berlin can be gray with rain, sleet, and snow.