Berlin, the capital of Germany, has a wealth of cultural heritage and countless museums. Tourists who visit Berlin usually spend 2 to 4 days in the city – just enough time to see all of the classic sites. History lovers, however, may choose to spend a bit more time in the city for a more complete experience. Tourists who plan on visiting many museums may consider purchasing a 3-day Museum Pass, which gives free access to 50 museums in Berlin and eliminates the need to line up and purchase tickets. After finishing museum tours in the day, visitors have the chance to go out and experience some of the best nightlife Europe has to offer.
Berlin has a history of over 800 years. For this reason, visitors can find the history of various eras, from the time of the monarchy, to World War II, and then to the Cold War preserved here. Various attractions found in Berlin include the Houses of Parliament that witnessed the rise of the Nazis, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the remains of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, and the Brandenburg Gate.
The current number of museums in Berlin exceeds 170, and there are also 300 public and private galleries. In 1999, the Museum Island complex was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to Pergamon Museum, which houses Babylonian and Persian cultures, and New Museum that houses ancient Egyptian artifacts, visitors can also admire the architecture at the Jewish Museum and adorn the art of decoration in the Bauhaus Archives, or visit Deutsches Currywurst Museum.
Berlin is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Visitors can pose for pictures at Potsdamer Platz among the sea of skyscrapers, shop at Kurfürstendamm, visit the mountain range known as High Tauern, or climb up the Berlin TV Tower overlooking the city. Some of Europe's best graffiti and underground nightclubs can also be found in the city, providing a unique experience for visitors. There are a lot of hotels in Berlin suitable for short or long stays.
In the spring and autumn, Berlin has a humid climate and the average temperature is ten to twenty degrees Celsius. The temperature difference between the morning and evening is quite large.
Berlin is a popular tourist destination. Every year, millions of visitors come here to experience the charm of the old and new parts of the city. Mitte is one of the most important areas in Berlin, and transport hubs such as Potsdamer Platz and the railway station are in this area. The main attractions are the Brandenburg Gate, the Houses of Parliament, and Checkpoint Charlie. Staying in this area allows easy access to all major attractions in the city. Additionally, the Tiergarten district is like a large park, providing people with green space within the bustling city. Schöneberg is the old political center of West Berlin which is now home to many restaurants and shopping malls. All of the city’s central districts are good choices for visitors to stay in and are home to many Berlin hotels.