One of the most historic capitals in Europe, Berlin is full of absorbing attractions, both old and new. For first-class comfort and elegance, start your visit with a flight to Berlin with Hainan Airlines, rated five stars for eight successive years by SKYTRAX.
What to Do in Berlin
Germany’s capital Berlin traces its roots back to the 13th century. Along the way, it has witnessed many historically pivotal times, reminders of which can be found at the graffiti-covered remains of the Berlin Wall and the stunning 18th century Brandenburg Gate. Museum Island, at the eastern end of Unter den Linden, is home to five of the city’s most important museums. For fun family shopping, take your choice from the many markets spread around the city. Drop into the Markthalle Neun to savour some of the many gastronomic treats, including local sausages and cheese. As a special treat for children, the V.Kloeden toy shop in West Berlin is full of captivating merchandise like KERSA puppets, Käthe Kruse dolls, charming rocking horses and shelves bulging with picture books.
Berlin Travel Tips
Berlin is a stylish city, so pack casual for the day and smart for the evening if visiting one of the many upmarket restaurants or theatres. It gets pretty windy, so it’s a good idea to pack a few extra layers, regardless of the season in which you are visiting.