The gateway between East and West, Berlin is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city of trendy boutiques and innovative art, music and culture. You couldn’t possibly get bored in Berlin! Apart from all the alternative music venues and the studios of up-and-coming fashion designers, there are over 150 theatres, 170 museums and 200 art galleries. Not to mention all the shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs. Berlin has an edge. It is a city of contrasts: from historic monuments to avant-garde theatre; from glitzy restaurants and 5 star hotels to bohemian enclaves. Berliners are special too: very friendly - but direct!

Berlin Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Museum Island
Berlin Potsdamer Platz

3.45 Million

Tegel (12 km, bus approx. 20-30 min. into the centre)
Schönefeld (25 km, train approx. 30-40 min into the centre)

Main Attracions
Berlin is the Cultural and Political Heart of Germany. The Parliament (Reichstag) and Angela Merkel's chancellery are located only a few foot-steps west of the world-famous Brandenburg Gate. Turning to the east, the gate is the beginning of the fancy noble Boulevard "Unter den Linden", which leads you past the Embassies of the U.S., France and Russia to the baroque campus of Humboldt University and further to the "Museum Island", uniting the huge archeological collections of Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Berlin hosts the major philharmonic orchestra of the continent (Berlin Philharmonists) and has three opera houses. Each year in February, the Berlin Film Festival takes place under great participation of Berlin's cinephilac population. Vivacious nightlife with more than 3000 pubs, clubs, restaurants and breweries, lively theatre and cabaret scene.

Food Recommandation
Besides the high-standard Gourmet cooking which is offered by any major Capital, Berlin offers a wide range of price-worthy popular dishes. Among those there are also typical Berlin dishes, such as Boulette – delicious meat balls, introduced to Berlin by the French protestant emigrants who settled in Berlin in late 17th Century. Döner Kebab – a beef sandwich, an invention of the Turkish population who settled in the Western part of Berlin since the 1960ies. The "Döner" since became popular all over Germany and even in Turkey. Curry Sausage, the spicy sausage, served in little pieces with lots of Curry and Ketchup, was invented during the economic depression of the 1930ies. And as refreshment during Berlin's hot summer season we recommend Berlin's beer „Berliner Weiße " which is usually served in huge glass bowls and gets its red colour from raspberry sirup (!). During summer season the Berliner love sitting out in their beer-gardens until late at night.

General expenditure
Lunch in a restaurant EUR 8-14, entrance to cinema EUR 7-8

Pocket Money
EUR 100 per week


  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Day temperature 2 4 8 13 19 22 23 23 19 13 7 3
Night time temperature -3 -2 1 4 8 11 13 12 9 6 2 -1
Days of rain 18 14 16 14 14 15 14 13 14 14 17 18


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