Berlin, vibrating metropolis of superlatives with very diverse history. There is hardly any other German city where you can follow historic tracks while sightseeing and shopping. Where you would like to go or what you would like to do - find passion in all the German capital has to offer: world-famous architecture, idyllic park settings, art, culture, festivals, cuisine and of course a host of shopping opportunities. Close to us KaDeWe Kaufhaus des Westens KaDeWe department store is must see in Berlin such as Kurfürstendamm shopping mile, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Brandenburg Gate, Fernsehturm tv tower, Funkturm radio tower, German Reichstag building, Hohenschönhausen Memorial former Stasi prison, Topography of Terror exhibition on former premises of the SS headquarters... There is much you should see at least once in your life in Berlin. If you can't get to them all, you can always come back. Here some addresses with useful Berlin information for culture lovers or sport fans from us. For more information also visit the Berlin Tourism Information website. If you want to experience the German capital away from the mainstream: Our partner Oldtimer Berlin offers sightseeing tour trips through the city centre by oldtimer or on a yacht.
KaDeWe – Kaufhaus des Westens
KaDeWe is the largest department store in Europe and without doubt a mecca of shopping. Luxury, elegance, latest trends, prestigious brands – inches away from us, you'll be able to find anything on 60,000 square metres of sales floors. To top it all, have a break on the Feinschmeckeretage, an exclusive delicacies island.
The Victory Column – Berlin nickname Goldelse – is 67 metres high and designed after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian war, was completed 1873. Today the Victoria bronze sculpture reminds these conquests. On the observation deck below the sculpture a spectacular view of Berlin awaits you.
Unique animal diversity meets brilliant compound midst of the city. Modelled by the landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné and home to 20,000 animals – zoo and zoo aquarium are always worth a visit. Your signpost at the main entrances via Budapester Straße street: The Elephant Gate, just a short walk away from us.
Funny, delicious, amazing. The Currywurst museum is a great little gem. Learn everything about the Currywurst, this snack that appears everywhere throughout the city, and also about Berliners. There is a sausage sofa, a room of spices, a fast food van and giant chips. An experience for amusement and cultural insight.
Berlin Light Weeks
Two of the greatest yearly events in Berlin and must-sees are definitely the Festival of Lights and the Berlin leuchtet light festival. Every year in October, Berlin lightens up and transforms itself into a light metropolis. Hotspots like landmarks, bridges, ships on the Spree river are illuminated in magical lights.
City circle tour
Hop on. Hop off: Sit back and enjoy high visibility of the bright yellow open top coach. Soak in the rich history and special things of Berlin. Therefore we recommend the city circle yellow tour. Vouchers for your day ticket are available at our reception.
Fitness in the McFit
Distance: 550 m
2.000 square meters in area. Pleasant people. Cool loft atmosphere. Made for ... More
Running through the Tiergarten
Distance: 800 m
Tiergarten park is restful, peaceful, right in the city centre, a paradise for ... More
Wellness at the Europa-Center
Distance: 500 m
Relax in the 5,000 square meter oasis of well-being, above the city roofs. Enjoy ... More
Rejuvenate your body with a healing andullation massage therapy ... More
Biking on the Mauerweg cycle trail
Distance: 4.5 km
Balanced mix of biking and exploring: Berlin on bike. We recommend the Mauerweg ... More
Dreaming on the water
Distance: 750 m
From Landwehr canal to Spree river. No matter which order: Ahoy and welcome aboard ... More
Relaxing on the beach
Distance: 4 km
Bedded in dock chairs under palm trees. Gaze fixed on the Spree river. Grab a cold ... More
Fitness in the McFitDistance: 550 m
2.000 square meters in area. Pleasant people. Cool loft atmosphere. Made for training and relaxing. McFit fitness club at Tauentzien street supports lifestyle and fitness. Gym and cardio equipment, spinning, vibration, express workout, courses and genuine motivation. Exactly what women and men want.
Running through the TiergartenDistance: 800 m
Tiergarten park is restful, peaceful, right in the city centre, a paradise for runners. Forest, tarmac, asphalt, sandy: flat trails vary in length and skills, most are illuminated, give chances to benefit from the finest location. Trialled by us with recommendation: Start early in the morning or later in the evening.
Wellness at the Europa-CenterDistance: 500 m
Relax in the 5,000 square meter oasis of well-being, above the city roofs. Enjoy saunas, plunge pools, salt water swimming pool, steam baths, spa packages – Thermen am Europacenter represents the largest sauna and spa landscape in Berlin with an amazing green roof terrace.
Biking on the Mauerweg cycle trailDistance: 4.5 km
Balanced mix of biking and exploring: Berlin on bike. We recommend the Mauerweg wall trail tour, start Brandenburg Gate. The interesting tour leads along former positions of Berlin's wall. We offer city bikes with speed gear and bike rental from April to October. Per bike from 4.00 Euro per hour or 25.00 Euro per day.
Dreaming on the waterDistance: 750 m
From Landwehr canal to Spree river. No matter which order: Ahoy and welcome aboard the ship. Experience the legendary waterways of Berlin with its popular sights. Enjoy the impressive city from the waterside far from the hubbub. Step aboard – your ship awaits you, Corneliusbrücke station, just ten minutes to walk.
Relaxing on the beachDistance: 4 km
Bedded in dock chairs under palm trees. Gaze fixed on the Spree river. Grab a cold drink. Berlin beach bars are unique places to be in summer and the city hosts plenty of those. Life's a beach, soak up urban atmosphere. For guaranteed good time though visit the Capital Beach Hauptbahnhof, opposite main railway station.
It doesn't matter whether you are partygoer, theater lover, music friend, sports mad, exhibition fan: There is so much happening in Berlin all year round and the events calendar is always busy. Plan your year ahead and make sure you do not miss out. Find the best things to do in Berlin all year with Berlin Tourism Information events calendar of the coolest events, including parades, concerts, films and art exhibits and more.
Berlin – trade fair city
Global forum for food at the Grüne Woche green week. Global trends at the IFA electronic unlimited for consumers. Latest news for bike-loving consumers at the Velo the leading public trade fair for bikes. Did you know: Berlin is the third most popular event site world-wide. Let yourself be inspired by your event.
Berlin – culture city
Stars and starlets at Berlinale film festival or sophisticated film in a film art cinema. Old masters, classical modernists, contemporary art. Berlin is cult. Did you know: With 200 museums, Berlin has more museums than rainy days. Leave the umbrella at home, take a step into the exciting Berlin.
Berlin – sports center city
Six-day race, marathon, international stadium festival, football finals, basketball championships – Berlin is also a sporting city and almost unrivaled in the world. Did you know: Only Melbourne, Australia has a better ranking. Become active.
Berlin – music city
Jazz in breweries, highlights in revue theatres, classical music under starry sky... Light entertainment or theatre with or without music – clear the stage for great shows in Berlin. Did you know: Berlin offers more than 60 theatres. Not included ballet and opera houses. Enter the stages, be part of the audience.
Berlin – party city
New Year's Eve at Brandenburg Gate, dancing on Christopher Street Day, urban feeling during carnival of the cultures of the world – Berlin: it's where the bear step dances, 365 days a year and all around the clock. Did you know: Roughly 125,000 events with about 12 million participants take place here, each year. Be a part of it.
Would you like to discover Berlin's attractions in an oldtimer or on a yacht? Come hop in – our Oldtimer Berlin service partner will drive or cruise you through Berlin. On top: The owner is at the same time the driver an Ur-Berliner. Experience a big freedom tour – for all information visit the Oldtimer Berlin website.