Berlin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Berlin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Berlin stands upon the vast European Plain
in Northeastern Germany, on the banks of the River Spree. Berlin’s history has been one of triumph
and tragedy, tyranny and transformation. Brought to her knees by two World Wars, and
then divided throughout much of The Cold War, Berlin has reemerged, blossoming into one
of the world’s economic and creative powerhouses. With a population of only three-and-a-half
million, Berlin enjoys an air of spaciousness not found in many other European capitals. Berlin is an incredibly green city, both physically
and politically. At times it feels like the city was built just to fill in the gaps between
its many parks, forests, and lakes. With hundreds of miles of bike paths, stringent
traffic regulations, and an absence of hills, Berlin is the perfect city to explore on foot
or by bicycle. A legacy of Berlin’s checkered history is
a cityscape of every imaginable architectural style; from the gothic to the baroque, from
the socialist to the futuristic. Yet somehow it all works ~ magnificently! The Brandenburg Gate rose in the 18th century
as a symbol of peace. It was battered in the Second World War, then
isolated by the division of Berlin, before becoming the rallying point during the joyous
days of the reunification. A block to the north, The Reichstag is also
a symbol of a Berlin reborn. Gutted by fire in 1933 and reduced to rubble
during the fall of Berlin, today visitors can climb the Reichstag’s transparent dome
for a bird’s-eye view of the city. Occupying an entire city block is the Holocaust
Memorial – an unsettling reminder of the consequences of letting the roots of intolerance take hold. Rolling out before the Brandenburg Gate, is
The Tiergarten, a 500 acre tapestry of forests, woodlands, and canals. The Tiergarten is also home to the Victory
Column, the Soviet War Memorial and Bellevue Palace ~ the official residence of the German
President. But her most famous resident of all, is the
Berlin Zoo. Featuring over 1500 species, and enclosures
that look more like natural habitats, The Berlin Zoo is one of the most visited zoological
gardens in Europe. Berlin is a city of churches. Retaining its war-damaged spire, The Kaiser
Wilhelm Memorial Church is a shining example of Berlin’s ability to honor its past, while
forging a bold architectural future. But perhaps Berlin’s most striking place
of worship, is The Chapel of Reconciliation, the spiritual heart of the Berlin Wall Memorial. Near the center of Berlin, another section
of the infamous wall has become a memorial ~ of a more colorful kind. Featuring the work of 100 international artists,
the East Side Gallery is one of the largest outdoor art exhibits in the world. And the theme? Freedom, of course. Featured in countless spy novels and films,
Checkpoint Charlie was the Cold War’s most famous border crossing. The adjacent museum explores the history of
the checkpoint and the ingenious ways in which Berliners defected from East to West. The Cold War years remain an endless source
of fascination for Berliners and visitors alike. At the DDR Museum, visitors are invited to
rummage through the drawers and cupboards of its exhibits, which recreate life in East
Germany during Socialist rule. Directly opposite the DDR Museum, is Museum
Island, a chance to step even further back in time. Now an internationally protected heritage
site, the island is home to five museums, each one specializing in different periods
of the arts and sciences. The Berlin Cathedral also stands on Museum
Island. Once inside, climb the wide 270 step staircase
to the observation deck and breathe in the colors of the city below. Berlin is also a city of great civic squares. The Bebelplatz, is home of the Humboldt University. Alexanderplatz became a showcase for Soviet
architecture throughout the Cold War. The Fernsehturm, a futuristic 1960s TV Tower,
still evokes mankind’s eternal quest to reach for the stars. Potsdamer Platz was once known as the Times
Square of Berlin. Since reunification the area has regenerated
into a visionary space where all Berliners can celebrate their city ~ together, as one. Welcome to the Berlin of the 21st century,
a city proving to the world that tolerance, creativity and passion can bear the most incredible
fruit.

100 thoughts on “Berlin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. I"ve been to the Berlin Cathredal and I gotta say, I miss Germany. I'll soon live in Germany though, so that's good.

  2. i always thought that berlin was a grey and boring city, until i went there for a 5day holiday. its beautiful, cheap and the creativity and freedom flows through the city!!

  3. berlin is great city to live but definitely overrated when compared to rome .istanbul or paris ,,,,, berlin has a very little things yo give to a tourist

  4. We love Berlin. There are many things to do here. The food and beer is soooo good! We had a lot of fun in Markthalle Neun and watched the Germany vs Sweden 2018 World Cup match in BRLO Brwhouse.

  5. I really do not understand why there are still homeless people despite unemployment payment in Germany, some of them even owns dogs?

  6. It’s kind of sad that Germany was destroyed in WW2, it’s one of the only countries in Europe that doesn’t still retain its past in its large cities.

  7. You know you’re from a small country when he says “with a population of ONLY 3 and a half million” and the largest city in your country only has 600k 😂

  8. I'm flying to Düsseldorf for Christmas for some stuff and later I might took a train to Berlin, never been there. I'm not sure about the weather though, very strange lately in Germany. with no rain and all. It makes packing all confusing. Does anyone have any advice for Berlin in early January?

  9. Berlin a very good city and good place I like a Berlin there are big buildings and very good animals zebra and athers and good draw you can a paint I don't can a paint but I like

  10. That was the best video about Berlin. I like very much museums becouse inside is very intristing sculptures, and I hope I will travel in ,, B E R L I N " .

  11. hey berlin is very beautiful country for example: museum, old car, pictures, lollipops 🍭 and big maals what about animals it crates really nature’s so berlin is very beautiful place

  12. This city is really amazing in forests and the best thing is the in this city is very important to pay for the bike and they will be protected and that is really apprecieted and it is very nice that the streets are painted walls

  13. Here ia beautiful builds walls boatz rivers lakes malls forests hiposcars museums and flag is good this colors is good black red and yellow roch balloons mall "EVEN" berlin is very good town🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

  14. berlin is one most beautiful country i love berlin there are so many exciting things for example brigdes trees river building i am exciting this was very beautiful berlin has so many peiple visitors and other💓💓💓💓💓💓❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞👏👏👏👏👏😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳i like leaves they were so beautiful and so good i love berlin so much 😚😚😚😚😚😚💓💓💓💓💓👄👄👄👄💟💟💟💟💟❤❤❤❤❤❤❤i like berlin so much and i want come and see other spaciall things this is exciting for me love you berlin😍😍😍😍😃❤❤❤❤💗❤❤💗❤💗💗❤❤😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱🏞🏞🏞🏞

  15. berlin is one most beautiful country i love berlin there are so many exciting things for example bridges trees river building i am exciting this was very beautiful berlin has so many peiple visitors and other💓💓💓💓💓💓❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞🏞👏👏👏👏👏😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳i like leaves they were so beautiful and so good i love berlin so much 😚😚😚😚😚😚💓💓💓💓💓👄👄👄👄💟💟💟💟💟❤

  16. Berlin is very beautiful city,it has very beautiful nature,buildings ate awesome.it is very good place to visit and enjoy.I want to visit this city,it has very beautiful and interesting places

  17. Wow 🙌 Berlin is very beautiful and interesting city❤ how amazing is beautiful gardens, zoo, animals,forest in Autumn❤ , wear which is for bike ❤ architectural buildings is very different and improve ❤ this space is delicious for everyone😂😂 (for travel/ofc) :)) I want sitting on this boat,whitch is in lake ❤ I luv this space what I do 😔❤❤

  18. l liked the video as well as Berlin which is very beautiful and very large city. beautiful nature . berlin is outstanding whith mouseums ,interesting places and other .l wonder what is the most prestigious university in berlin? . l would be very heppy to travel to berlin.❤❤❤👌👌

  19. Berlin is the one ☝️ of the most underrated cities in Europe.Its not as beautiful as Paris or London but just as spectacular as those megacities. Its places are great 👍 i love ❤️ Berlin, i always want go in Berlin and when i will be young i will go there🤩😜😍😘😂✌️🤟💪🏻👀💍💄💋💞💞❤️❣️💓💖💗💕❤️there are many beautiful places that i like and also love ❤️

  20. Wow 😮 I like belin so much there were so many things the 🌳 forest was really good I like buildings and lakes specially I like bike 🏍 way wow 😯 buildings were so specially and big too
    Park was so beautiful 😍 there were lots of things sea 🌊 was beautufil in one word Berlin is speciall 💜💜💜💜🌄🌄🌄🌄🌆🌆🌆🌆🌆🙉🙉🙉🐗🐗🐗🐗🦄🐴🐴🦄animals were so beautiful I like zoo

  21. ohh my god!!!
    berrlin is exiting and very innterestinng

    i like berlin very much it is very big and beautiful i like here everything magazines ,buildings and sea my dream is this that go here and left lots of time .
    berlin is city where i want to studi herei like very much zoopark here is lots of different anymal and this is very good fact i love anymals very much i have two dog one parrot and one skull ithinkthat i have small zoo .whhen i will done school i want to make zoo in myy hhouse and take caro of anymalls

  22. I’m thai and I live in Berlin,it’s a beautiful city. You must visit this amazing city one time in your life. I’m a doctor student here. love from Thailand 🇹🇭 🇩🇪

  23. I love Berlin. It's my favourite European capital city, and I'll be there in February 2019 to shoot a 4-day vlog. I can't wait. German beer, German bratwurst, Hertha Berlin…

  24. I'll be visiting Berlin in April of this year and I seriously cannot wait to explore this beautiful city!! heart eyes emoji

  25. one of the places that i really want to visit…still hoping to be there in such a beautiful places in berlin… thank you for showing this to us..

  26. Great video! That's right … Berlin is perfect city to explore! We had an amazing time at the city back in 2017! Can't wait to have another opportunity to go back!

  27. I really want to go to berlin 😭 i wish i could work in that beautiful city, but my mom didn't let me to do it 😭

  28. I live here in Berlin and as a citizen I really like the culture, it's great for work and has very nice attractions

  29. I am going to Berlin in October for the first time 🇩🇪. Could someone tell me what 0:49 is called, I would like to visit it

  30. ich mochte noch mal hier wieder besuchen…..Berlin oh Berlin….I miss you after long long time…

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