Have you already visited other capital cities in Europe, such as Budapest, Dublin and London? Then it is about time you got yourself to the vibrant German capital and book a Berlin holiday apartment! Berlin has a fascinating and complex history that continues to evolve today and this is demonstrated in the immensity and grandeur of both its old and modern attractions. From the monolithic columns of the Brandenburg Gate to the futuristic glass towers and parachute-pavilion of the breathtaking Sony Center, Berlin provides a striking sense of the convergence of old and new. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the division between East and West Berlin was phenomenal, and to this day the rifts can still be seen in places.
Berlin is probably one of the most dramatic places in Germany for tourists to witness the vivid architectural divide between Soviet-bloc buildings on one side and a feel of Western European feel on the other side. Berlin’s Holocaust Museum is a reminder of the dark history directly preceding the division of the city. Checkpoint Charlie is also a fascinating monument which stands as a monument representing the division Berlin faced at the time. This is truly a city full of memories, memories. When U.S. President John F. Kennedy declared that the whole world stood with Berlin, and that he, too, was a citizen of Berlin, he touched on the essence of the city. Of course, the precise words that he used – “Ich bin ein Berliner” – drew affectionate chuckling from the crowd because they literally meant, “I am a Jelly Donut.” Named after its home city, the Berliner is a tasty treat that can be found at bakeries throughout the city and you must try it whilst staying in Berlin holiday apartments. If you find yourself wanting to explore the German history further, the cities of Dresden, Munich and Nuremberg are all extremely diverse however offering a great holiday in Germany.
Kreuzberg is a fascinating, yet increasingly bohemian neighbourhood with a strong nightlife and café culture. Kreuzberg is also a focal point of Turkish immigrants, which allows visitors to enjoy delectable kebabs, schwarmas and honey-drenched baklava. The bi-weekly Turkish street market by the river is a splendid affair featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, Turkish spices, treats and knick-knacks. Pick up some delicious food here to prepare in your self catering holiday apartment. From Kreuzberg, leave your holiday apartment for a bit and climb up into the Viktoriapark to find a gently sloping hill, shady trees providing relief from the hot summer sun, and a superb view of the city. Have a nap here or why not take yourself back to your holiday apartments in Berlin so that you're rested enough to go out in the evening. Berlin’s nightlife reflects the worldly cultural sensibility of the locals, who cheer and holler in large crowds as Brazilian musicians dance the faro on stage or African drummers enthral the crowds. A popular destination for both s backpackers and holidaymakers who prefer to stay in luxury, 5 star locations, Berlin is full of holiday accommodation options. These range from luxury, contemporary flats in the heart of the city, to cosy, holiday homes in the outskirts. Wherever you decide to stay, you are sure to enjoy the magic of this unique city. If you enjoy a stay here, why not visit the city of Bremen, bordered completely by the state of Lower Saxony, in the North West of Germany, slightly smaller but equally as unique. Enjoy your stay!