The city of Berlin has seen more change than any other European city ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, this reunited city attracts tourists from all over the world for its culture, entertainment, architecture, shopping opportunities, and nightlife. Even though this city has changed over the past decades, there are still subtle as well as stark reminders of the events that took place in the 20th Century. Travel to the city of Berlin to explore an eclectic mix of classic and modern architecture, lively entertainment, cultural institutions, and varied shopping opportunities.
This unique city has attracted artists, entrepreneurs, immigrants, expats, and creatives from all over the world, who live happily amongst the Berliners who call this city their home. When you visit Berlin, you will realize that the historical attractions like the Berlin Palace and the Berlin Wall intermingle with the various nightclubs that are renowned for their techno scene. If you love being outdoors, make it a point to visit the Tiergarten, Viktoriapark, or the Grunewald Forest when you are in Berlin. Some of the other attractions that must be seen include the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Museum Island, the French Cathedral, and the Berlin Cathedral Church.
Do not forget to pack a jacket when you are travelling to Berlin because warm weather is not a guarantee. The best time to visit this capital city is between May and early September when the city is teeming with street festivals and open-air parties. If you want to get a real feel of this German city, visit it during one of the many festivals that happen every year. One of the largest LGBT parades in Europe, the Berlin Pride Celebration is held sometime during the end of June every year. Another festival called as the ‘Karneval der Kulturen’ is a festival that celebrates diversity, and is held around Easter. You can also visit during Christmas or New Year to discover the Christmas markets, drink hot wine in the streets, and enjoy a fireworks show.
You can call Berlin a city of contrasts because some of the most economic hotels in Europe coexist alongside some of the most luxurious ones. The Adlon, Soho House, Sofitel, and Das Stue are some of the examples of luxurious hotels in Berlin. However, if you are looking for hotels that truly reflect the distinctiveness of Berlin, choose to stay at one of these unique hotels in Berlin.
If you are looking for a ‘one of a kind’ hotel in Berlin, Michelberger is the perfect hotel for you. This unique hotel was formed by a group of friends with an aim to create a budgeted comfortable accommodation that makes you feel like you’re staying over at your friend’s house. The Michelberger truly reflects the rebellious and arty spirit of Berlin and is located around five minutes away from the Berlin Warschauer Strasse Railway Station. This laidback hotel is housed in an old factory building, and the 100 high ceiling rooms are decorated with loud wallpapers, an exceptional collection of books, and flea-market finds. These rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, a satellite TV, tea and coffee makers, as well as room service. Some of the popular attractions in Berlin are close to this hotel, the O2 World is just a 20-minute walk away while the East Side Gallery is just a few steps away. The Michelberger Hotel provides everything you need for a pleasant evening that includes local dishes served by the onsite restaurant.
Originally a stately home, the Lux Eleven boutique hotel is situated in Berlin’s Mitte District. This district is considered to be one of the trendiest and hottest neighborhoods in the city and is filled with numerous restaurants and local bars. When you choose this hotel out of the other hotels in Berlin, you will be choosing a futuristic as well as a cosmopolitan hotel. The guestrooms here are geometric and resemble apartments more than hotel rooms with its WiFi, kitchenettes, and plasma TVs. This art deco property is located in the heart of the city, and is close to the Berlin Alexanderplatz Railway Station. When you stay at the Lux Eleven, you will be within walking distance of Berlin’s attractions like the Alexanderplatz and the Hackescher Markt. This neighborhood is renowned for its shops and boutiques, so take advantage of your location and go shopping!
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