A BERLIN HOTEL NEAR BRANDENBURG GATE AND THE REICHSTAG
A mix of historical landmarks, energetic nightlife, fashionable boutiques, renowned museums and rich theater and music scenes, Berlin is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. In its center, along Potsdamer Platz, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin provides the ideal base for exploring the city, with an address near the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Mall of Berlin, Tiergarten and Holocaust Memorial.
With over 450 exhibits of privat collectors this permanent exhibition provides an overall insight into Dalí's virtuosic mastery in almost all art techniques directly in Berlin's lively centre. Come into my brain, Dali himself once invited.
The Jewish Museum Berlin takes its visitors on a journey through two millennia of German-Jewish history. Through pictures and texts, art and objects from daily life, media terminals and interactive elements.
One island with five museums in the heart of Berlin, home to the legendary bust of Nefertiti and the Pergamon Altar – and five museums with works from Ancient Egypt, Byzantium and Berlin. The five museums include Pergamonmuseum, Bode-Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum.
A place of superlatives in the middle of Berlin in the former border strip. The area consists of the three developments known as Daimler City (1998), the Sony Centre (2000) and the Beisheim Centre (2004), which literally transformed the dormant wasteland where the Berlin Wall stood between east and west Berlin until 1989.
Checkpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West. Checkpoint Charlie was also the setting for many thrillers and spy novels, from James Bond in “Octopussy” to “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”.
The Gendarmenmarkt is arguably Berlin's most magnificent square. The ensemble of the concert house and two domes embellished with towers is in perfect harmony. In summer, orchestras play the most beautiful classical melodies at the Classic Open Air, and in winter the square transforms into a winter wonderland with a Christmas market.
Alexanderplatz has always been one of the liveliest places in Berlin, with shops, restaurants, and many attractions within walking distance, including the Weltzeituhr (world clock), the Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft (Fountain of International Friendship) and the Fernsehturm – East Berlin’s famous television tower with stunning panoramic views.
The new city centre on and around Potsdamer Platz has resulted in many new shopping opportunities in the heart of the city. Discover the unlimited options in the two major shopping centres: Mall of Berlin on Leipziger Platz and Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (currently under construction).
Contact: +49 30 20621770 | Distance: Walking Distance, 1 km / 10 minute walk | Website
Bikinihaus is home to the world’s first concept shopping mall. Consistently differentiating itself from regular shopping centres, the mall sees itself as a compilation of carefully curated and coordinated boutiques and gastro offers.
Contact: +49 30 55496455 | Distance: 3.5 km / 10 minutes by taxi | Website
KaDeWe has been a destination for local and international customers for more than 100 years. Discover exclusive catwalk collections by international designers, labels from Berlin, luxury beauty lines, the best in Home & Away products.
Contact: +49 30 21210 | Distance: 3.2 km / 10 minutes by taxi | Website
KuDamm, short for Kurfürstendamm, is the biggest and most famous shopping street in Berlin, much like the “Champs-Élysées” in Paris. There you can find a wide range of high-quality and luxury brands, such as Chanel or Hermès, as well as affordable staples including H&M or Zara.
Contact: +49 30 25 00 23 33 | Distance: 4 km / 12 minutes by taxi | Website
Friedrichstraße is one of Berlin's higher-end shopping streets lined with elegant boutiques and designer shops. The Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette offer not only fashion and cosmetics, but also fine food and French specialties.
Contact: +49 30 25 00 23 33 | Distance: Walking Distance, 1.2 km / 10 minute walk | Website
Hackescher Markt is located in an urban and hip area in Berlin Mitte. In addition to charming boutiques and small shops, you can enjoy the very own Berlin charme of the famous Hackesche Höfe.
Contact: +49 30 25 00 23 33 | Distance: 3.3 km / 13 minutes by taxi | Website
DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera company located in Berlin in what was formerly West Berlin. The resident building, also called Deutsche Oper Berlin, also is home to the Staatsballett Berlin.
Designed by the celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz opened its doors in 1999, becoming a bustling centre with the Sony Center, shops, cafés, and cinemas. Different shows are shown here throughout the year.
This top-rated indie screens a smart line-up of cinematic expression, from new German films and international art-house flicks to themed retrospectives and other stuff you’d never catch at the multiplex. For silent movies, the original theatre organ is put through its paces. Also hosts occasional readings and concerts.
Take an exciting discovery tour beneath the streets of the metropolis with a visit to the Berliner Unterwelten-Museum. Learn more about the secret history of the city. Descend into bunkers as well as tunnel systems.
Discover the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground with the whole family. Learn, build, discover, ride and be amazed by the fascinating LEGO® world. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Berlin is located in the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.
Contact: +49 180 6 66690110 | Distance: Walking Distance, 200 m / 2 minute walk | Website
The Deutsches Technikmuseum takes you on a journey through time: visitors will be amazed by historic aircrafts, ships and trains. Varied special exhibitions and 19 permanent exhibitions invite visitors on an eventful journey of discovery through the cultural history of technology.
Contact: +49 30 90 254 0| Distance: Walking Distance, 1.5 km / 20 minute walk | Website
Dive into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Berlin. In search of the sunken city of Atlantis, various secrets wait to be aired.
The Zoo Berlin is Germany’s oldest zoological garden and home to the world’s largest variety of species. Almost 20,000 animals of around 1,300 species live in the 33-hectare zoo. They include elephants, giraffes, gorillas, and Germany’s only giant pandas.
Contact: +49 30 25 4010 | Distance: 3 km / 9 minutes by car | Website
Tierpark Berlin is Europe’s biggest animal park. Set in 160 hectares of extensive and varied parkland, it is home to over 9,000 exotic and native animals.
Contact: +49 30 515310 | Distance: 12 km / 30 minutes by car | Website
MUSEUM FUER NATURKUNDE
The Museum für Naturkunde is one of the most important research institutions worldwide in the areas of biological and geological evolution and biodiversity. Visitors are encouraged and inspired to find their own route into science and experience ‘Evolution in Action’ rather than following a given pathway.
Contact: +49 30 889140-8591 | Distance: 3 km / 8 minutes by car | Website
One of the largest trampoline halls in Germany is waiting in Berlin-Reinickendorf: with a total area of over 4,000 sqm and more than 120 trampolines in ten different fun and action areas.
Contact: +49 30 40903616 | Distance: 11 km / 25 minutes by car | Website
STORY OF BERLIN
This interactive history exhibition is no ordinary museum, but rather an interactive journey through Berlin’s 800-plus years, complete with light and sound shows.
Contact: +49 30 88720100 | Distance: 4 km / 11 minutes by car | Website
MAGICUM – BERLIN MAGIC MUSEUM
The Magicum is the world’s first interactive museum of magic, taking you into the secret World of Magic, a permanent exhibition with ever-changing themes and focuses.
Contact: +49 30 288 75 635| Distance: 3.4 km / 11 minutes by car | Website
In summer, up to 600 hobby and professional athletes, school classes and beach lovers each day play sporty duels in the sand on over 50 beach volleyball courts.
Contact: +49 177 2806861| Distance: 3.8 km / 9 minutes by car | Website
In the center of Görlitzer Park, the unique indoor black light mini golf course with 3D effects is located. Color and light create the backdrop of a wonderful fantasy trip in 5 rooms. Starting with the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Bear and the Victory Column, you can play through desert and moon landscapes and other fantastic worlds on 18 tracks.
Contact: +49 30 79 74 0916 | Distance: 5 km / 18 minutes by car | Website
The Babelsberg Film Park is part of the modern media city of Babelsberg. With its varied mix of entertainment, action and authentic film and television world, the theme park is the destination right outside Berlin.
Contact: +49 331 72 123 45 | Distance: 32 km / 40 minutes by car | Website
The lido at Wannsee, which is steeped in history, is a classic among outdoor pool fans and even scores with a superlative: it is still considered the largest inland pool in Europe.
Contact: +49 030 80 35 450| Distance: 20 km / 30 minutes by car | Website
BEELITZ HEILSTÄTTEN (HOCHSEILGARTEN)
In Beelitz Heilstätten you can enjoy several activities like taking the tree top path, visiting the old hospital buildings or the forest park close by.
Contact: +49 33 204 / 63 47 23| Distance: 50 km / 45 minutes by car | Website
Tropical Islands Resort is Europe’s largest tropical vacation world. Enjoy tropical temperatures and Caribbean feeling all year long.
Contact: +49 35477 605050| Distance: 70 km / 60 minutes by car | Website
KARLS ERDBEERHOF IN ELSTAL
Karls Erdbeerhof is not only a great place for delicious strawberries, but also offers many different attractions for children in particular.
Contact: +49 33234 243030| Distance: 27 km / 40 minutes by car | Website