Vacation getaways to Europe can come with a high price tag. However, a little planning can make your trip more enjoyable without having to worry about breaking the bank. Whether you are looking for culture or simply a reason to explore, be sure to include Berlin in your travels this year.
Most travelers don’t know that Berlin is among one of the most affordable cities in Europe to visit. Healthy competition among area hotels allows more flexibility making it more affordable for the tourist. Berlin is also home to some of the world’s most affordable five-star hotels, a definite bonus for the budget-minded traveler looking for something more elegant. Travelers are surprised to find out that flights to Berlin from the United States are generally cheaper than flights to London or Paris.
Berlin’s major points of interest include the Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag. Visitors will appreciate the city’s wide range of galleries, art centers, and museums. Key attractions are found at the Potsdamer Platz, an ultra-modern city center within the heart of Berlin. Berlin’s vast transportation system is one of the world’s best, providing visitors a reliable way to get around.
For travelers interested in the city’s museums might want to purchase a Berlin Museum Pass. It allows entrance to 50 plus museums, attractions and public transportation for up to three consecutive days.
The city features an outstanding selection of restaurants and cafes, offering travelers a wide variety of authentic German and international dishes. The Kurfürstendamm also called the Ku-Damm, is perhaps the most famous shopping avenue in Berlin. It is regarded as Berlin’s Fifth Avenue featuring designer boutiques that include famous brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Cartier, Swarovski, and Louis Vuitton. Large department stores, trendy boutiques, bargain stores, and hidden shops can be found around the Kurfürstendamm.
Berlin’s theater market is one of the city’s biggest cultural attractions. The city’s most famous theater is the 100-year-old Friedrichstadt Palast situated in the middle of the city. It is the largest theater in Europe and the only one of its type in Germany. The Hebbel Theater is another popular theater that is recognized internationally for its renowned venue for superior dance, music, stage and drama performances.
The only downside to visiting Berlin is that you’ll eventually have to leave this vibrant and exciting city.