Glamorous, vibrant, never sleeping Berlin: The most visited city in Germany
Berlin, the German capital, is a trend setter in lifestyle, music, art and fashion. Wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life: on boulevards, in art galleries, at flea markets or in the city's clubs, bars and restaurants. Mixed up with the unique history of Berlin shaped by changes and upheavals, the city is worth to be visited. Whether you are a business traveler, a family, a couple or a single visitor even young or elderly, Berlin offers always a special highlight on any visit.
Not to be missed
Wheter you are interested in history, art or culture, Berlin offers many top sights for visitors. Enjoy a stroll full of history at the boulevard of Unter den Linden from Brandenburg Gate up to the Berlin Television Tower at Alexanderplatz. Also visit the world-famous Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral along the grand alley. The museum at Checkpoint Charlie, part of the former Berlin Wall, is a must-see place in Berlin, as is the Holocaust Memorial. In city west the Memorial Church on Kurfürstendamm and the splendid Charlottenburg Palace can be found. One of the top sights in Berlin is the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain, where art and history melt together.
The sights of Berlin can be easily seen by foot, bike or public transportation with the Berlin WelcomeCard or even from water:
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visitBerlin offers you "your Berlin"
For more than 25 years, visitBerlin (Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH) has been globally promoting Berlin as a brand. Today, around 200 employees are actively working in Berlin and around the world to position Berlin as a major tourism destination and congress location. visitBerlin showcases Berlin at hundreds of events globally, attracts international journalists and bloggers to the city and supports them on their research trips here. In the convention sector, the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office acquires conferences, fairs and congresses for Germany’s capital city. Further information can be found at: about.visitberlin.de/en
visitBerlin also functions as a travel agency offering hotel accommodation and tickets, and issuing the Berlin WelcomeCard, Berlin’s official sightseeing pass. In addition, it operates the Berlin Tourist Info Centers and the Berlin Service Center. With its vast range of useful information plus exclusive offers, visitberlin.com, Berlin’s official online tourism platform, makes it easy for visitors to prepare their trip to Germany’s capital city.
Culture: a high standard of entertainment
Berlin fascinates as a pulsating and creative cultural metropolis in the heart of Europe. Three opera houses and seven top-class symphony orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as a further 150 theatres and stages guarantee good entertainment every evening. In the long line of theatre tradition, new trends are created continuously, encompassing the ancient tragedies, traditional Berlin farces or contemporary political theatre.
Art: world culture, history and contemporary
Around 175 museums, 20 private collections, 10 palaces and 50 memorials record history, giving insight into various fields of knowledge and showing treasures of world culture. The Museum Island was put on the UNESCO world heritage list in 1999 as the largest museum ensemble in the world. In its six buildings there are over 6,000 years of art and cultural history on display. The UNESCO City of Design is a centre of creativity with around 400 galleries and private collections. It is also the site of renowned art fairs and art events such as the Gallery Weekend, the art berlin and the Berliner Liste.
Other districts of Berlin also offer surprising highlights far away from the centre, such as the Berlin Modernist housing estates, which have also been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. You can also find the tours to Berlin Modernism and other Berlin tips in our app Going Local. Going Local presents all 12 Berlin districts and around 60 charming and trendy quarters: with more than 700 personal Berlin tips, events and restaurant recommendations you can discover the city like a real Berliner.
Top Medicine Made in Berlin
It is only in Berlin that visitors can so perfectly combine health consciousness, culture and lifestyle. Guests from abroad are increasingly investing in their health during their stay in the German capital. Berlin provides medical experts of all disciplines as well as internationally renowed hospitals such as the Deutsche Herzzentrum (The German Heart Centre), Vivantes Hospital Group or the Universitätsklinikum Charité (The Charité Clinical Centre). These clinics and numerous other hospitals have international facilities offering top-class medical treatment for patients from abroad. Apart from the excellent quality of medicine, foreign patients enjoy a unique choice of health coaching, relaxation packages, city spas and beauty treatments.
The medical tourism website berlin-health-excellence.com provides comprehensive information about medical facilities in Berlin. By searching for a specific medical departement the interested patient can find the corresponding hospital or doctor´s surgery in German, English, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. On the sites of the hospitals detailed information about the doctors and their specialisations is conveyed. Maps show the closest pharmacy or place to stay. For helping to prepare the medical travel a check list and several fact sheets give further information. Also touristic highlights for sightseeing, recreation and shopping are presented.
Keep yourself active
There are plenty of opportunities to keep active outdoors in one of Berlin’s many parks, along the banks of the Spree or canals, or in one of the many sports facilities.
Rollerblade on the spacious Tempelhof Field, exploring the beautiful sights of Berlin by bicycle, jog in the Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park) or climb the 19-meter-high bunker in Friedrichshain – the choice of outdoor sports is huge. Sporty visitors to the capital can even be active on the water. People sail their motor and sail boats well into the autumn, and head for the Wannsee, Havel or Spree along with surfers and kayakers.
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Experience the capital in comfort.
In Berlin, inclusion has a high priority. As an international destination, the city is continuously developing new offers for its guests.
They can move comfortably through the city from their arrival to their departure. In addition there are numerous support offers, e.g. Berlin's "Bus & Train escort service" and the inclusion taxes.
Berlin has numerous offers along the entire touristic service chain, including hotels and restaurants as well as cultural, leisure and shopping offers. Some of these are certified according to the "Tourism for All" system in order to provide guests with reliable information for individual travel planning.
In addition, "accessBerlin" is the free app of visitBerlin that leads people with or without disabilities through the city, for example according to certified routes from Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag or to Museum Island. It gives detailed descriptions of various attractions and places in Berlin and therefore allows users to discover the city on their own.
Berlin – Green Oasis
More than 2,500 parks and gardens make Berlin a truly green oasis. One of the most attractive spots in the capital is certainly the Britzer Garten. With extensive lakes, spacious lawns, numerous groves of trees, and spectacular shows put on by the flowers, the garden offers pure relaxation, but also a play paradise for children. The Gärten der Welt (gardens of the world) in Marzahn brings together exceptional horticulture from Asia and Europe. The Tiergarten is a city park in the immediate vicinity of the Brandenburg Gate that offers 210 hectares perfect for a refreshing stroll under the shades of the trees. The green side of Berlin is also characterised by projects like Himmelbeet, where people come together to grow fruit and vegetables. Urban gardening is not just an outdoor trend, as can be seen at InFarm in Berlin´s district Kreuzberg. This indoor farming specialist grows plants and herbs in its 310 qm greenhouse for sale to various Berlin restaurants.
Berlin stands for green enjoyment
The German capital offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and is also setting sustainable trends in dining. Prestigious US magazine "Saveur" named Berlin the new capital for vegetarians in late 2015. On our blog and our website you can find more articles about sustainable offers!
Visitors can get around all of Berlin day or night without having to drive by using the exemplary transport system. Those who are staying in the city for several days can make use of the Berlin WelcomeCard, which enables you to use public transport all around the city and also provides discounts at around 200 tourist attractions.
Conventions in Berlin: Sustainable Meetings
With "Sustainable Meetings Berlin" the Berlin Convention Office of visitBerlin has created a new innovative online platform for the planning of sustainable events in the German capital. The tool not only bundles sustainable offers from Berlin hotels, locations and service providers, but also offers tips for event organisers who want to make their event more climate-neutral and environmentally friendly. With Sustainable Meetings Berlin we want to further strengthen the topic of sustainability in the MICE sector!