Berlin: Everything but Mediocre

Tue, 16 Jul
+ Add return
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
42K ratings
Google Play
136K reviews

Authentic Berlin

Berlin: A City of Experiences

Berlin has always been a trendsetting metropolis and ahead of the curve. Besides the obvious—we’re looking at you, Berghain—the city is hard to beat for its diversity—from culture to gastronomy to attractions to activities. Immerse yourself in Berlin as it awakens from hibernation and celebrate spring with unforgettable experiences.

Omio and visitBerlin have teamed up to gift you a €5 voucher* for your spring break in Berlin. Simply use the code: visitberlin

*The offer is limited and the usual Omio conditions apply. Only one voucher per person can be redeemed and the basket must be at least €10. The booking and travel period runs from 15 March to 30 May 2022. Valid only for bookings on Omio from France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK to Berlin.

Get Inspired

Berlin has so much to offer that it’s hard to find a place to start. We’ll help you plan your trip so you can begin having fun. Read More

Enjoy the Ride

A pleasant city break starts with a smooth journey. Find your ticket to Berlin for train, bus and flight with Omio. Read More

Where to Stay

Whether you prefer a cozy apartment with friends and fam or a boutique hotel with a spa or budget accommodation, we’ve got you covered. Read More

“[Berlin] vibrates with an anything’s possible buzz.”
—Rick Steves

Top Berlin Experiences

Berlin has so much to offer that it can seem daunting deciding what to do first. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to help you along.

Explore Berlin

The city is diverse and so are the ways to enjoy it. Whether it’s on a guided tour or on your own, the choice is yours. Opt for a flight with a biplane or embark on a river cruise or take part in a scavenger hunt. Explore Berlin any way you like! Explore now

Blossoming Berlin

In spring, Berliners awaken from “hibernation,” and so do the city’s nearly 2,500 parks and gardens. Our favorites include Tiergarten, the largest green space in the city, Mauerpark with its cherry blossoms, Tempelhofer Field for its sports, Viktoriapark with its waterfall, and the expansive garden around Charlottenburg Palace. Explore now

Berlin Gastronomy

Berlin is a melting pot of cultures and this naturally shapes the local gastronomy. In addition to regional specialties and classics, you’ll find a rich selection of delicacies from Brazil, Korea, Nepal, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka and much more. If you're in a hurry, grab a currywurst, kebab or one of the myriad street food options—whatever you’re in the mood for, Berlin has it. Explore now

Capital of Culture

Berlin boasts more than 170 museums showcasing everything from ancient artifacts to classic paintings to modern masterpieces to quirky objects. The Magic Museum, the Illuseum for Illusions and the DesignPanoptikum are under-the-radar gems. Berlin is also home to the most theaters in Germany, so head to the Gorki Theatre, the Komische Oper, the Friedrichstadt-Palast, etc.. Explore now

Reach for the Stars

The Archenhold Observatory in Treptower Park is the oldest and largest public observatory still in operation in Germany. Here you can observe the shimmering night sky through the world’s longest refracting telescope and almost touch the stars above Berlin. Be sure to combine your visit with a walk through the park or to the Isle of Youth. Explore now

Getting Around

With the Berlin WelcomeCard, you can enjoy numerous advantages: free public transport, one hop-on, hop-off tour, free entry to many sights and up to 50 percent off other attractions. Choose from a variety of card options: 48 hours, 72 hours, four days, five days or six days. Get it now

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Popular journeys from the UK to Berlin

Travel from London to Berlin
Travel from Edinburgh to Berlin
Travel from Manchester to Berlin
Travel from Birmingham to Berlin
Travel from Glasgow to Berlin

Public Transport in Berlin

Berlin's public transport network, run by BVG and VBB, is easy to use, well-connected and affordable. Start by finding a ticket machine at any station or boarding platform. The touch screen ticket machines feature several language options and accept cash or card. Choose your ticket type, from single journey to daily or weekly pass, and away you go. There are no turnstiles or barriers, as the BVG trusts you to buy a ticket, but don't forget to stamp the ticket for validation before use.

The iconic yellow U-Bahn underground trains comprise of 10 lines, stop frequently and cover all central areas and attractions visitors wish to see. The S-Bahn above-ground trains connect, among others, the main train and bus stations, airports and a city ring line. A fleet of trams and buses compliment the routes between train stops. One ticket is valid on every line, whether train, bus or tram, and is good for 1.5 hours in one direction. Service runs from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Using Berlin's variety of transport options is a fun way to experience the buzz of the city and its people.

Best Time to Visit Berlin

In Berlin, the temperature difference between seasons is huge, and can range from 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.

The winter season (January to April) can be cold and brutally windy with grey skies, but don't let this hinder you from touring Berlin and enjoying the rich culture, history, and exciting attractions that are scattered throughout the city. If you are not prepared for the freezing temperatures and windy weather, coupled with frequent showers of the harsh winters of Berlin, then it is recommended that you visit from May through September, which is the summer season.

Summer usually has a larger amount of tourists that make the nightlife one of a kind, and you can enjoy the company of vacationers from all over the world in one spot. If you travel to Berlin during the summer, you can see many musical exhibitions and shows throughout the bustling city. Also, many street fairs occur during the summer and there are always a multitude of luxurious local spas for you to relax and enjoy yourself. Spring (mid-March to May) in Berlin can be wonderfully warm, and there are also fewer crowds and better prices during this part of the year.

Walking Around in Berlin

The Berlin district of Mitte and its sizable pedestrian marketplace, Alexanderplatz, is your hub for walking around the city's central sights. The iconic TV Tower spire rising from the "Alex" shopping square will help to orient you and also offers fantastic panoramic views from the top. In close proximity is the Nikolai Quarter, Berlin's medieval center, which is right next to the Museum Island. This is where you'll find the Baroque Berliner Dom church on the Spree.

The Spree, Berlin's main waterway, is lined with cafes and historic architecture and is the best spot to catch a river boat tour. You'll see more museums and galleries as you stroll along Unter Den Linden, which brings you to another Berlin monument, the Brandenburg Gate. Beyond the Gate, stop at a biergarten in the forested Tiergarten park, or travel a bit further to the Zoological Gardens. Brandenburg Gate is also close to the city's Government Quarter and Reichstag building, as well as the Hauptbahnhof central train station. Wander east along the river by foot or by bike, and you'll eventually reach the Eastside Gallery, where remnants of the Berlin Wall still stand. Another must-see within walking distance is Checkpoint Charlie, the Cold-War East-West crossing. Walking in Berlin is a great opportunity to see the city up close and personal.

Eating in Berlin

The cuisine of Berlin tends to be hearty and rustic with pork as the main component of most dishes. The city has a strong pub culture, and food is a big part of that—with locals and visitors heading out each night to indulge in excellent beers and a range of delicious meals.

One of the truly unique dishes that can be found in Berlin is Eisbein which is a slow-cooked pork knuckle with a crispy outer layer, that is served on a bed of sauerkraut (pickled cabbage). Street food and food festivals are an important part of the cuisine culture of Berlin. Head to Markthalle Neun to sample some of the street food dishes such as currywurst (a pork sausage served with curry ketchup) or a Berliner (a sweet donut with a jam filling). Thomas Eck in the Charlottenburg area of Berlin is an authentic German restaurant that serves a variety of sausages that can be washed down with their large selection of local beers. Those seeking a luxury dining experience should try Coda, a restaurant run by Chef Rene Frank and serving experimental cuisine. Vegetarians should head to Lia's Kitchen for a wide variety of unique vegetable dishes.

HomeTravelTravel to GermanyBerlin: Everything but Mediocre

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

Hand With Phone
More routes, destinations and providers