Berlin City Breaks for 2016 / 2017
A vibrant, multi-faceted giant of a city, Berlin is permanently on the list of 10 most popular European city breaks. At Co-operative Travel we have carefully sourced our Berlin package city breaks from a range of providers, to ensure you get the very best value for money.
Berlin city breaks leapfrog through history; the glamour and sophistication of 1920s Friedrichstrasse meeting the Communist era via Imperial Prussia. Berlin was its capital, although sadly many beautiful buildings were lost in WWII. All bargain city breaks to Berlin should include Pariser Platz, once one of Europe’s finest public squares, and the magnificent Brandenburg Gate. Take a short stroll along the tree-lined boulevard of Unter den Linden, and you’ll see many of Berlin’s grandest buildings; the Berlin State Opera, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, the Zeughaus Historical Museum, the Altes Palais (Old Palace) and the Neue Wache guardhouse which is now a museum.
Those booking weekend breaks during the warmer weather should stay near the beautiful Tiergarten. This is where you can see the Reichstag, Victory Column, Bismarck Memorial and Schloss Bellevue (the German presidential residence). The park is also the home of the Berlin Philharmonic, who perform their concerts here. The Carillon Tower houses a massive musical instrument of 68 bells, played by a keyboard.
Other places of interest on cheap Berlin city breaks include the famous Berlin Zoo, the iconic Memorial Church ruin and the futuristic TV Tower. Of course many visitors book last minute Berlin city breaks for Checkpoint Charlie, and the iconic Berlin Wall museum, but just as many come for the cultural attractions of Museum Island, Berliner Dom cathedral and the stunning Charlottenburg Palace – the largest palace in Berlin.
Berlin package city breaks aren’t just about history and heritage. Many visitors book weekend breaks for the lively beer cellars and waterfront restaurants. Others shop for cheap gifts at the flea markets and shopping streets like Friedrichstrabe. With cheap Berlin city breaks available throughout the year, at Co-operative Travel we guarantee one visit won’t be enough.
Booking Ahead - Berlin City Breaks 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Berlin city breaks in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Berlin has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Berlin - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Attracting over 11 million visitors per year, Berlin is a very popular holiday destination in Europe and is famous for its creative industry. Holidays to Berlin offer refreshing culture, fascinating historical attractions and the finest German cuisine. The Museum Island in Berlin has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides a light rail system to traverse there. This popular island is one of the best cultural sites that Europe can offer.
Ideal Time to Go: Berlin is known to have a continental climate which means you can expect hot summers and cold winters. To get the most out of the sun, you should consider booking city breaks to Berlin around June to August. These are the hottest months and provide an excellent amount of sunshine.
For those who are looking to book cheaper city breaks to Berlin, we recommend booking holidays around April to May or September to October. These months may not be as warm as the summer months, however, you can still expect a decent amount of sunshine and the hotel rates will also be cheaper.
Weather: The continental climate of Berlin provides hot summers and cold winters. The hottest months are July and August with temperatures rising up to 24°C, whereas the coldest months are January to February with temperatures dropping as low as -2°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Berlin from the UK can take around 2 hours, whereas connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Berlin is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Berlin is home to the tallest structure in Germany which is the Berliner Fernsehturm. Peaking at 368 meters high, it provides spectacular panoramic views.
Top Tip: While most of the residents in Berlin may speak some degree of English, it will be beneficial to learn a few key phrases to get you by during your Berlin city break.
Places to Visit on Your Berlin City Break
Berlin is known to welcome its visitors with great entertainment, fun activities and fascinating historical attractions. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your city break in Berlin:
Museum Island – This Island is home to five world-class museums which are picturesque in every way. These museums house some of the most famous pieces of antique and sculptures and have been a very popular place to visit in Berlin.
Reichstag Building – This is Germany’s parliamentary building and is one of the most visited places in Berlin. This iconic building offers spectacular 360-degree views and provides amazing opportunities for photographs.
Berlin Wall – Tour the Berlin Wall and discover the fascinating history. If you love the culture and history, then we recommend booking a bike tour along the Berlin Wall.
How to Get There
Direct flights and connecting flights to Berlin are available at airports across the UK. As Berlin is part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all-year round. You should be able to find flights to Berlin relatively easy at any time of the year.
Map of Berlin