One of the world’s cultural capitals, Berlin is an education all by itself. Guests at Berlin hotels will discover fascinating history, invigorating nightlife and the most thrilling contemporary art scene in Europe, encompassing both major public galleries and independent art spaces.
Must-visit districts such as Museum Island, Charlottenburg and Mitte - where cutting edge clubs in historic buildings boast opening hours as liberal as the clientele - can all be negotiated easily from your Berlin hotel via the super-efficient transport system. And Berlin has hotels to suit every taste, from luxurious accommodations to edgy design hotels and cosy family-run pensions.
The cityscape follows a mesmerising path through 20th-century European history. Just look at its iconic sights: the reinstalled Reichstag, the emblematic Brandenburg Gate, the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall, the Communist-era Fernsehturm TV Tower and chichi Friedrichstrasse – the scene of roaring twenties licentiousness and more famously, the location of Checkpoint Charlie.
The cultural smorgasbord is completed by an authoritative array of theatres, concert halls and opera houses. Factor in abundant greenery, dreamy waterways and one of Europe’s finest collections of hotels, and Berlin is a surefire route to inspiration and enlightenment. No wonder this is one of the best-loved destinations in the continent.