Vibrant Berlin

A city of surprises

Summer is coming and restrictions are lifting—perfect timing for a little breather to one of the coolest cities in the world.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, whether you want your culture fix or international delicacies, Berlin is the place to be! Explore the best sightseeing spots and discover the unexpected sides of the German capital with Omio and visitBerlin.

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“It’s a city that’s so easy to ‘get lost’ in — and to ‘find’ oneself, too.”
— David Bowie (lived in Berlin in the 1970s)

Top Six Things to See and Do

Berlin is unique, raw and uninhibited. Something unexpected awaits around every corner. For an authentic Berlin getaway, grab a soft drink or beer from the Späti (24/7 kiosks) next door, collect your friends and experience Berlin the way it was meant to be.

Explore Berlin

Berlin is a magnet for artists and creatives. You can feel the impact even when sightseeing. From scavenger hunts to Trabi safari (the iconic car of the GDR) tours of the city to Segwaying through the sites, Berlin offers myriad excursions for visitors of all ages. Explore now

East Side Gallery

At 1,316 meters long, the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain is the longest remnant of the Berlin Wall. The open-air gallery was designed by more than 100 artists from 21 countries and is both an important part of Berlin’s turbulent history and a popular photo montage. Grab your friends and take a selfie or two. Explore now

From Classic to Quirky

If you’re up for culture, head to one of Berlin’s 170 museums where classic antiquities and paintings await. If you prefer something a bit more eccentric, explore the Computer Games Museum, the David Hasselhoff Museum, the magical Magicum and insta-worthy Futurium. The bunker tours of the Unterwelten e.V. are a must. Explore now

Hunt for Souvenirs

In summer, Berliners head outdoors and the city’s many flea markets are perfect for snagging a souvenir. Vendors at Boxhagener Platz and Mauerpark hawk handmade jewelry, rare vinyl and vintage design pieces. If you prefer first editions or antiques, head to the Bode Museum. Explore now

Where Modernity Meets History

The Humboldt Forum is the city’s newest cultural attraction. Designed by architect Franco Stella, the newly erected building merges the reconstructed facades of the former Berlin Palace with modern elements. Inside, you’ll find a combination of art, cultural artifacts and scientific exhibitions. Explore now

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Berlin is a hotbed for creatives and open-minded people. You can be whoever you want to be. Immerse yourself in the unconventional spirit of the city to get in the mood for your visit.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The Airport Express (regional train lines RE7 and RB14) takes 28 minutes from the main railway station [Hauptbahnhof] to Schönefeld airport, every 30 minutes. Two suburban lines link the airport station to the eastern and southern parts of the city (S9 to Ostkreuz, S45 to Südkreuz).