Berlin is one of the most cosmopolitan capitals of Europe, an avant-garde cultural center and city where you can enjoy both culture and leisure. The German capital will surprise you with its historical and cultural richness that binds perfectly to modernity and amusement. Berlin is a young and dynamic city that you will love.
What to see during your stay in budget hotels Berlin
First thing you most do in Berlin is going to Alexanderplatz. It is the most famous square in Berlin and the largest. "Alex", which is like the Berliners call it, is the vital center of Berlin since 1882. However, very few original monuments are preserved because during the Second World War was completely destroyed. Next to it you will find Berlin TV Tower, Berlin privileged view point. Great place to find one of the cheap hotels in Berlin.
Another key point is Brandenburg Gate. The only preserved gate in Berlin that was once one of the borders between east and West Germany has become the symbol of the unity of Germany. The Brandenburg Gate was built in 1788 in the typical style of German classicism. You may also want to visit Pariser Platz, one of the most beautiful squares in the German capital where stands several luxury homes, embassies and the famous Adlon Hotel. Sommer House, Liebermann house, the building of the Dresdner Bank and the French and U.S. embassies are some buildings that contribute to the beauty of this place.
If you like architectural beauty, then you’ll have to contemplate the Reichstag (German Parliament). Destroyed during World War II, Parliament was rebuilt and it is also possible to explore it by foot and get rewarded with a spectacular view of the capital and the nearby Brandenburg Gate. Berlin Cathedral is also a must. With its dome easily visible from afar, the Berliner Dom characterizes the Berlin skyline. This cathedral is relatively modern building, with its inauguration in 1905. You may want to look for a cheap hotel in Berlin in this area.
One of the most interesting places to visit in Berlin is Altstadt Spandau. The Spandau Citadel is one of the most important Renaissance fortifications in Europe. Built around 1200, it is the oldest building in Berlin. This fort remained in use until the end of the Second War for military purposes, but today is used for cultural purposes. In summer there are concerts and outdoor performances and numerous acts.
On the other hand, if you like museums, Berlin has plenty of them in its famous Museum Island. Write these names down: Pergamon Museum, the most visited in Berlin, an archaeological museum; Bode-Museum, which houses a collection of sculptures and jewelry of the Byzantine Museum and the Numismatic Museum; New Museum, hosts pieces of ancient Egypt and prehistoric; Old National Gallery, where are exposed masterpieces from Classicism, Romanticism, Biedermeier and Impressionism; and The Old Museum, the first public museum in Prussia. After its destruction in the War it has just reopened in 2012. Consider looking at our cheap hotels in this german’s capital area.
Other places to visit when staying in cheap hotels Berlin
The first one is the Berlin Zoo. Your entrance is awaited by two large stone elephants which welcome visitors to one of the largest Zoos in the world, with over 16,000 animals of 1,500 species. Potsdamer Platz is also the old heart of the city, a hub of communications between the old city center in the East and the new West Berlin. Or you can rest in our cheap stays in Berlin in Bebelplatz, one of the most beautiful squares in the capital. This is not only due to the buildings that surround it, but also to its location near the Unter den Linden. Here is the National Opera, St. Hedwig's Catholic Cathedral and the Royal Library.
Another key point is East Side Gallery, the largest open air gallery in the world located on the banks of the River Spree in Friedrichshain, along nearly 1400 meters. This is also the longest piece of wall still standing. All artworks were made after the fall of the wall and remember the political changes in 1989-1990. You can find some cheap hotels in Berlin close to this beautiful place.
If we talk about neighborhoods, Mitte and Friedrichstraße, is the most lively and younger. Hackesche Hofe has also become a meeting point for both Berliners and tourists. These courts are located in the historic Scheunenviertel ("Barn District"), on the outskirts of Spandauer in Berlin-Mitte.
Karl-Marx-Allee was also the most famous street in the DDR, where most part of public events were carried out, especially military parades. In the international cinema, at number 33 of Karl-Marx-Allee, the atmosphere of East Berlin has been preserved. Some of our budget hotels in the capital of Germany are here.
Close to these places you can find Check Point Charlie, created on September 22nd of 1961. It was the best known border of Germany and possibly of the world. Next to it stays the Wall Museum, which traces the history of the wall from its construction until its collapse. Also the Jewish Museum is the most representative of contemporary architecture in Berlin. Inside there is the Holocaust Tower. A great place to find some of our budget hotels in Berlin.
By last, Charlottenburg Palace, opened in 1699, was during years the summer palace of Prussian royalty. The most beautiful of the palace are the gardens of Schlossgarten, in the style of English gardens. And you can also go to the Tiergarten, the green lung of Berlin and larger than Hyde Park, for instance. Victory column, one of the most famous symbols of Berlin, is in its center.
Events and festivals in Berlin
Some dates you might like if you want to visit Berlin are the Berlinale, a German film festival in Februay, or the Berlin Beer Festival. Germany is the world capital of beer between the months of February and April, it is organized a beer festival where you can taste more than 2000 kinds of beers.
Obviously, if you like beer Oktoberfest is a great option. Perhaps less known than the same party which takes place in Munich, it still maintains a great attraction for those who love beer. Other moments that might be appealing for you to visit this capital are the Berlin Marathon, in September, or the Night of Museums. Many times a year Berlin organizes the Night of Museums, when all the capital's museums open their doors for free from 6 pm to 2 am. All of them are great moments to stay in our cheap hotels in Berlin.