The Potsdamer Platz is an important square and a traffic intersection in the centre of the capital. It was the largest building site in Europe before completion and is now the new heart of Berlin.
Island of Museums
The Museumsinsel is a unique ensemble of museum buildings that illustrate the evolution of modern museum design over more than a century.
Art vs. Rum
The design for the Neue Nationalgallerie was originally intended for the Bacardi Rum headquarters in Cuba, but because of the Cuban Revolution in 1958 it ended up in Berlin.
You should normally tip about 5 to 10 percent in restaurants.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The German capital is almost 9 times as large as Paris.
Bridges in Berlin
Note the bridgework the city has to offer; Berlin has more bridges than Venice.
City of Culture
Berlin's vibrant cultural scene has a lot to offer. There are over 170 museums and collections, 300 galleries and numerous special exhibitions and festivals. Three internationally renowned opera houses, a federal ballet, seven symphony orchestras, 15 chamber orchestras and about 850 choirs wait to be discovered. Musical theatres, federal as well as private stages, continue the capital's long theatrical history. Entertainment and arts are as exciting as they are diverse.
Panoramic Lift Postdamer Platz
At the Kollhoff-Haus on Potsdamer Platz one can get a fantastic view of the bustling city by taking Europe's fastest lift to the rooftop for just some Euros.
Peacock Island (with real peacocks) and Glienicke Palace - the embodiment of Prince Carl's Italophilia - is part of the area designated by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site.
WHAT TO PACK
Exchange some money, just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel, before you leave home, so you can avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
You should have international insurance when visiting Germany, especially if you're planning to drive.
Variety of clothing
Bring a wide variety of clothing. Berlin is an equivalent to diversity. With 1,500 events daily you might feel like a spontaneous change of mind and you might want to be able to dress accordingly!