Your guide will begin with an overview of how Berlin was founded, and will continue explaining the long, complex and fascinating history of Germany's capital. Las Vegas may hold the title as the world's 'sin city' but Berlin is no slouch in the . as the Berlin Encounter and Germany country guides. After this trip she's. This is the Berlin chapter from Lonely Planet's Germany guidebook. these are our most comprehensive country guides, designed to immerse you in a culture.

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This chapter contains the Welcome to Berlin, Berlin's Top 10, What's New, Need to These are our most comprehensive, in-depth city guides, designed for visits . If you've travelled around Germany, you'll know why Berlin feels like a most © Lonely Planet Publications . suburbs, you'll need a larger city map such. Download PDF Lonely Planet Berlin (Travel Guide), PDF Download Lonely Planet Berlin (Travel Guide), Download Lonely Planet Berlin.

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Forget about New York — Berlin is the city that truly never sleeps. Sometimes it seems as though Berliners are the lotus-eaters of Germany, people who love nothing more than a good time. The city's vast party spectrum caters for every taste, budget and age group.

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In the last 20 years, the city has become a giant lab of cultural experimentation thanks to a spirit that nurtures and encourages new ideas as well as to once abundant space and cheap rent. Although the last two of these are definitely a thing of the past. Top international performers still grace Berlin's theatre, concert and opera stages; international art-world stars like Olafur Eliasson and Jonathan Meese make their home here; and Clooney and Hanks shoot blockbusters in the German capital.

Berlin is a big multicultural metropolis but deep down it maintains the unpretentious charm of an international village.

Locals and expats follow the credo 'live and let live' and put greater emphasis on personal freedom and a creative lifestyle than on material wealth and status symbols. Cafes are jammed at all hours, drinking is a religious rite and clubs keep going through the weekend into Monday. Size-wise, Berlin is pretty big but its key areas are wonderfully compact and easily navigated on foot, by bike or with public transport.

Pocket Berlin

Read Less. Start your 4-hour walking tour in either East Berlin or West Berlin.

As Berlin grew and expanded to the west, Unter den Linden became the grandest and best-known street in the city by the 19th century. Follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie, and stand in the square of Bebelplatz, the site of the infamous Nazi book burnings.

Walk along the remains of the Berlin Wall, which once divided East and West Berlin, and learn of the momentous events leading to its collapse in Pause outside the Topography of Terror museum, located on the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters.

Look down into the excavated cellars, where political prisoners were tortured and executed. On a lighter note, get a taste of modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, with its urban architectural spread, and see how the area of Friedrichstrasse is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street.

Your tour ends at the beautiful square of Gendarmenmarkt, and you'll be provided a city map with information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife.

Understand all facets of Berlin in one bike tour: Tours begin with a brief introduction to Berlin before hopping on the bikes. You will stop every couple hundred yards meters to talk about the sights and for photo opportunities.

Along the way you will stop at a beautiful beer garden where you can experience Berlin as the locals do! Berlin Bike Tour Highlights: While the Nazis were hosting the Olympic games, slave laborers were being forced to build a huge concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold political 'enemies' of the Nazi regime political, racial and 'asocial'. The camp was then used by the Soviets until to detain former Nazis, German soldiers and political opponents of the communists.

Many thousands more died from malnutrition and disease. The key to this walking tour is the informative and illuminating narrative provided by your expert tour guide.

During your 3-hour visit to the camp, you'll learn important background history of the site as you walk through the Appellplatz parade ground, the Jewish Barrack, punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Station Z, the Pathology Laboratory and camp hospital. This tour was researched by historian Gabriel Fawcett, who is publishing an important witness account of the camp.

All tour guides have their own special insights into the history of Sachsenhausen, and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

Discover the modern German capital and learn about how it has overcome its tumultuous past, showing an optimistic future without any boundaries between East Berlin and West Berlin. Learn about the Nazi legacy and how Hitler rose to power, and discover what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler's former bunker is and visit the modern Holocaust Memorial.

Near here, admire the Reichstag parliament building, opened in , with its famous glass dome designed by British architect Norman Foster.

The arrival day sightseeing itinerary finishes here, since we recommend getting up early the next day to make most of the holidays. Day 1 After a tasty traditional breakfast, you must be at the Berlin-Gesundbrunnen U-Bahn at 10am to download your tickets to the Berliner Unterwelten.

This museum is underneath the city of Berlin, in the abandoned bunkers and metro stations built during World War II.

48 Hours in Berlin

After discovering one of the most original museums in Berlin, take a short metro ride to Alexanderplatz. From there, walk at least 10 minutes until you get to the Berlin Cathedral where, after checking out its enormous interior, you can climb to its observation deck at the top of the dome and enjoy some of the best views of Berlin.

The next stop is the Museum Island , home to Pergamon Museum with one of the most impressive antiquities collections in the world and the Neues Museum. Both galleries are extremely surprising and worthwhile. Very near the square is Unter den Linden avenue, one of the most important arteries of Berlin.

This stunning edifice with a portico of Doric columns reflects the tragedies of all the wars. Inside is a heart-breaking statue of a woman holding her dead son in her arms. Adjacent to the Neue Wache is the Bebelplatz. This spacious square is famous as it is the location of the Nazi book burning. The itinerary of day 1 finishes here. If you still have some time to spare, we suggest you walk along Unter den Linden and its adjoining streets.

The pretty Nikolai quarter, near the Berlin Cathedral , has many good typical restaurants. The closest stop to East Side Gallery. This long open-air art gallery offers interesting and well-made graffities on the remains of the standing Berlin Wall.PDF format only. If you arrive any other day of the week, please check the opening times of the museums and attractions, since these can vary.

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The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions.

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