Start your day with a generous breakfast buffet in the L.A. Café before asking the concierge to help organise a sightseeing cruise on the picturesque River Spree. You can disembark at Museum Island, where five world-class galleries exhibit artworks and artefacts from ancient antiquities to 19th-century masterpieces. Afterwards, order a mid-morning pastry at one of the Mitte district's traditional bakeries and spend the rest of the morning meandering in Monbijou Park, overlooking the river.
After lunch, explore the Hackescher Markt's courtyards and independent boutiques, keeping an eye out for the latest designer couture. Stroll past the bars and restaurants lining the narrow medieval lanes of the Nikolai Quarter before making your way back across the river. A short train ride takes you to the iconic, columned Brandenburg Gate, which leads into the expansive Tiergarten Park. At the park's festive Café am Neuen See, rub shoulders with the locals over a pint of Bavarian beer.
Take a 10-minute stroll back to the hotel to meet friends at the elegant Marlene Bar for an aperitif before savouring a gourmet meal at Hugos Restaurant. From this 14th-floor vantage point, watch the city lights come alive before continuing your evening with cocktails back at Marlene Bar. To experience Berlin's eclectic nightlife culture, book tickets for the revue at the imposing Friedrichstadt-Palast, or take in a performance at the striking Berliner Philharmonie concert hall.
The German capital is almost 9 times the size of Paris. Over 40 percent of it is given over to public green space, and it has more doner kebab shops than Istanbul.
Bridges in Berlin
Admire the great variety of bridges Berlin has to offer. Berlin has more bridges than Venice.
City of Culture
Berlin's cultural scene has a lot to offer. There are over 170 museums and collections, 300 galleries and a variety of special exhibitions and festivals. Three opera houses of international renown, a national ballet, seven symphony orchestras, 15 chamber orchestras and about 850 choirs are waiting to be discovered by you. Musicals and national and private theatres continue the capital's long theatre history. Entertainment and the arts are as exciting as they are diverse.
The Reichstag building is the seat of government of the Federal Republic of Germany and was used in that capacity as far back as the German Empire and the Weimar Republic. Its glass dome offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city. A visit of the dome requires advance registration. Our concierge will be happy to assist you with it.
Pfaueninsel, which actually has real peacocks roaming around, and Glienicke palace, the embodiment of Prince Carl of Prussia's fondness for Italy, are part of an area that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.