Cheap Flights to Berlin, Germany
The capital of Germany, Berlin is one of the largest and most diverse cities in Europe, with a staggering 135 million visitors a year, making it the third most-visited city in Europe.
Things to see
An energetic, cosmopolitan capital metropolis, Berlin really is a "tale of two cities". Gone are the evocative images of war and hardship - today this triumphant city is teeming in culture, glitz and glamour. With a staggering 160 museums, numerous historical landmarks, renowned nightclubs and trendy hubs the culture starved and party hungry traveller will be fit to burst.
For culture-vultures, Berlin is a must-see. With plenty of museums commemorating Berlin's tumultuous history, the city is also well-known for numerous festivals, such as the International Film Festival, Jazz Fest Berlin, and a multi-cultural street parade every Easter.
Berlin is a city that is architecturally rich and a real feast for the eye, with skyscrapers and other immense buildings decorating the skyline, leading it to be titled "City of Design" by UNESCO in 2005. The city also had a big art scene, with over 400 art galleries in the city centre alone.
The nightlife in Berlin is also unlike any other city, notably because bars and clubs are not required to close by a certain time so Berliners are known to party right through the night.
What to eat?
The multiculturalism of Berlin is reflected by its diverse range of culinary genres. Traditional German fare is generally quite rustic, hearty food - with pork, goose and potatoes the key ingredients. There is also a strong Turkish/Arabic influence to be found in the city's food, with favourite dishes such as falafel and donor kebabs readily available, and at a very high quality.
If you're looking for somewhere a little more luxurious to dine out, Berlin has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other German city. With 12 to chose from, you're sure to find one to suit your taste.
What to drink?
Beer is undoubtedly the most popular alcoholic drink in Berlin, which pays homage to the beverage with an annual International Beer festival in August. For non-drinkers, Berlin is also renowned for taking its coffee-making seriously, with an abundance of cafe's to be found around the city.
Summers in Berlin are warm with average high temperatures of 22–25 °C and lows of 12–14 °C. Winters are mild with average high temperatures of 4 °C and lows of -2 to 0 °C, with light snowfall between December and March.
Berlin's built-up area creates a microclimate, with heat stored by the city's buildings. Temperatures can be 4 °C (7 °F) higher in the city than in the surrounding areas.