Destinations / Dejection agreeable / Berlin
Berlin is a super city to visit at any time of year. As soon as visitors see the view from the top of the new Reichstag building, they are amazed by the juxtaposition of historial buildings with the bold creations of contemporary architects.
Potsdamer Platz, the new embassy quarter and the haunting Holocaust Memorial by Peter Eisenman are some of the latest additions to the cityscape. By contrast, the Nikolaiviertel, crowded with cafes and restaurants, is a vibrant piece of old Berlin. Other unique attractions include Gedächtniskirche memorial church on the edge of Kurfürstendamn, the New Synagogue, lively Alexanderplatz and Gendarmenmarkt.
Berlin Museum Island with its numerous fascinating cultural sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Berliners' famous sense of humour can be experienced at many theatres and cabaret venues. When the city was no longer divided, many artists from around the world painted a 1.3 km stretch of the Wall along Muhlenstrasse. The East Side Gallery is a permanent memorial to peace and reconciliation in Berlin.
From the end of November to the beginning of January, the city is transformed into a winter wonderland. You'll discover Christmas markets popping up in every quarter, with colourful wooden huts hawking everything from traditional handicrafts to currywurst and warm glühwein. A highlight of the festive season is the snow-fuelled fun to be had on the toboggan run in the centre of Potsdammer Platz.
A melting pot of cultures and influences, Berlin is a city break destination like no other - so book your getaway today!
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