Berlin City Guide
Berlin is one of the most visited cities in Germany; the capital welcomes all types of visitor from business travellers to students to those enjoying a short city break. Because of a great range of different travellers, Berlin hotels
vary from simple guesthouses to the finest luxury, you can also book one of many traditional hotels, such as the “Kempinski” or the “Hotel Brandenburger Hof” – both of which have a certain enchantment to them.
When looking for inexpensive alternative Berlin hotels
, located in the suburbs are a number of apartments or holiday homes easily accessible using Berlin’s impressive public transport. With three airports, connections to several huge ICE train stations near the autobahn A10, 15 suburban train lines, 9 subway lines, 23 tram and 150 bus lines, Berlin’s inner city and suburban transport system is fully functional.
Berlin is a city steeped in culture and history, some of the most important sites to see include: the Brandenburg Gate, remains of the Berlin wall, the Museum Island, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Reichstag and the Office of the Federal Chancellor. On the outside of the city centre you can visit natural attractions such as the Grunewald forest and Lake Wannsee, as well as the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, built in the 17th century.
In Berlin you will find four universities: the Humboldt University, the Freie Universität, the Technische Universität and the Akademie der Künste.
Berlin also is the country’s business centre. Being a centre for inland navigation it ships goods all over the world. Several daily newspapers such as Die Welt (“the World”) or the taz are situated in the federal capital. And there are huge technology parks and companies such as the Axel Springer AG, the Siemens AG and the Deutsche Bahn AG.
Total population: 3,415,742 (30th November 2007)
Postal codes: 10001–14199