About Berlin

by SmarterTravel Staff
Berlin Gendarmenmarkt (Photo: Stiller/berlin-motive)

With so many museums, theaters, galleries, and orchestras, Berlin is not only the capital, but is also the cultural epicenter of Germany. Visitors travel from all over the world to learn about the city's tumultuous history, partake in the happening nightlife, or enjoy first-class dining and shopping in Berlin. And with affordable hotels, cheap eats, free sights, and low-cost public transportation, the city is fairly inexpensive to visit. It has also gone through a major reformation since the Wall came down in 1989, and the vibe nowadays is a loving "live and let live" attitude, where almost anything goes. Berlin is proud of the alternative lifestyles that thrive in this avant-garde culture, and creativity is applauded.

Flights to Berlin currently land at either Schoenefeld Airport or Tegel Airport, but starting in 2011, planes will touch down at the new Capital Airport Berlin Brandenburg International Airport.

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