The capital and the largest city of Germany, Berlin is renowned for its vibrant culture, world-class architecture, festivals, contemporary art, scrumptious food scene, history and more. This irresistible and unpredictable city is one of the most interestingly creative and cultural centres in Europe, offering an insight to the combination of cool and timeless tradition.
Geographically, Berlin is quite big but its prime areas are compact and can be easily navigated on foot or by using public transport. This multicultural metropolis with charm of a quaint village emphasis more on lively cafes, chic restaurants and pubs that keep going until the wee hours or beyond. The city’s core cultural and historical sites include Museum Island and the Reichstag to Checkpoint Charlie and the Jewish Museum, all of which have typical Berlin touch and offers bohemian feel. Apart from the fascinating history, Berlin is home to world famous universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues and is host to many sporting events. Over the course of time, the city has become a popular destination for families owing to the wealth of green spaces that the city boast of including the Tiergarten, Mauerpark and the Volkspark Friedrichshain. During your short-term stay in Berlin, there is no end of things to do in the city, right from cool galleries to popular landmarks to chic nightlife venues. Enjoy your extended stay in Berlin, the city where the past is very much present wherever you go.
Berliners design their lives as per their wishes as they get unparalleled opportunities to get involved in recreational activities, cultural events and education. The city’s architecture, the green spaces available and cultural offerings of extraordinary diversity makes Berlin the place to be. Presently, Berlin is at the leading edge in the global contemporary art scene. There are around 600 art galleries and it is estimated that over 7,000 artists live in the city. Moreover, you’ll find over 60 museums in Berlin alone, offering insights from art to history to culture. The city now serves as the centre for pop culture and music as well.
Shopping scene in Berlin is very lively and the city will not disappoint you if you are shopaholic. Right from Kurfürstendamm to Oranienburger straße, you’ll get many shopping opportunities. There are plenty of modern shopping malls, luxury designer shops and flea markets to woo you. Visit Kaufhaus des Westens, which is Europe’s largest department store, selling around 380,000 articles. Some of the famous stores available in this building include Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, Céline, Chopard, Dior, Fendi and Gucci, among others. Other popular shopping places in Berlin include Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, Europa-Center Berlin, Porsche Design Store Berlin, Stilwerk and more.
The capital has extensive and complex transportation network, which is administered by BVG and consists of the U-Bahn (subway, underground), the S-Bahn (light rail), buses and trams. No matter what time you are travelling, there's always a way to get around Berlin but the most efficient mode of transport in the city is travelling via U-Bahn and S-Bahn. For the convenience of people, network maps are usually posted on platforms and on the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, and on trams as well. Make sure your ticket is stamped before you board U-Bahn and S-Bahn. If you’re taking many short trips, it can be a good deal to buy the Kurzstreckenticket, (three stops on the U-Bahn or S-Bahn, or six stops on any bus or tram) where no changes allowed. Overall, getting around in Berlin is affordable, punctual and very comprehensive. But Berlin’s history can be well explored by foot. Enjoy walking tours and explore the major sites of the city like Berlin Wall, to the Nazi book burning site at Bebelplatz, to Checkpoint Charlie, by foot.
Berliners are known for leading a high quality of living, putting emphasis on personal freedom and a creative lifestyle. People from around 186 nations settled here contribute to the dynamic atmosphere in Berlin. Amongst the several neighbourhoods in the capital, the most famous one is still Kreuzberg, which is often considered as the typical Berlin neighbourhood. There are many good places to stay in Berlin and the accommodation rent and cost of living in the capital is low. The residential areas are surrounded by nature and tranquillity with pulsing urbanity. Locals here lead a simple lifestyle rather than focusing on material wealth and status symbols. There are many great accommodation options in Berlin including hotels, flatshares, local & luxury serviced apartments and independent homes. Serviced apartments and corporate accommodation options in Berlin are a good choice to stay if you love to live like a local. Our apartments are nestled in the city centre surrounded by cafes, pubs, markets and shopping centres, keeping you close to all the action.