Berlin is a city steeped in history, art, culture and incredible food. With so much to do in the German capital it can be tricky to know where to start.
With this in mind, we've pulled together a few fail-safe tips to get you on your way....
Germany is famed for its clock-work efficiency and Berlin’s public transport system is certainly no slouch.
Whether it’s the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus or ferry – public transport in Berlin is reliable and affordable, meaning you can get the most out of Berlin for less.
You can get a day ticket for one person which lasts until 3am for €7 in tariff zone AB, €4.70, and €7.70 in tariff zone ABC, reduced €5.30.
Or if you're travelling with a group, there's a day ticket available for up to five people. This small-group day ticket costs €19.90 in tariff zone AB.
If you’re flying to Berlin for longer than a weekend, we suggest picking up a 7-day ticket for €30.
More information on public transport is available here.
If you’re on the trail of iconic Berlin landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate isn’t a bad place to start. The backdrop to many historic events, today it is considered a symbol of European peace and unity.
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Head for heights? Tackle The Television Tower - the tallest building in Europe that's open to the public.
If you’re not too dizzy after reaching the 368 metre peak, you'll be treated to a spectacular 360˚ view. Perfect spot for a selfie...
Once the dividing line between East and West Berlin, the Berlin Wall Memorial now serves as a stark reminder for one of the most turbulent periods in German history.
If there’s one historic place you have to go to in Berlin, it’s here. Learn more about the wall's history by following the timeline posted along the route.
More information and opening times are available here.
Where better to grab a caffeine hit than in one of the most famous cafés in Berlin?
Set out in the style of a Viennese Coffee House, Einstein offers some of the best the apple strudel in town.
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The East Side gallery in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a 1.3km stretch of the Berlin wall that was first painted in 1990.
Street art in Berlin was previously restricted to wall murals which visitors could only see on the western side of the wall, but local artists took it upon themselves to transform this stretch into the iconic outdoor gallery we see today.
East Side Gallery showcases the creativity of Berliners who transfromed an ugly symbol of division into something beautiful and unifying.
Berliners are so proud of their local currywurst sausage that they've created a shrine to the spicy street snack.
The Currywurst Museum explores the history of Berlin’s most famous culinary accomplishment, (for the uninitiated the dish consists of chopped or roasted German sausage served with curried ketchup).
Museum Island is aptly named with five incredible museums all in the one place.
The museums showcase works from Ancient Egypt, Byzantium and Berlin. The island is also home to the famous bust of Nefertiti, get ready to fall under her spell...
Thanks to its thriving multi-cultural population, Berlin is a foodie's paradise, offering cuisine from just about every corner of the the globe. Kin Dee have put their own stamp on the flavours of contemporary Thai cuisine - dinner here is a must.
One of the best ways to see Berlin is to walk around with a guided tour. Learn about the city's history and culture from someone who knows what they're talking about.
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- Seán Walsh