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Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Berlin , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

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Overview+

An über-cool, cultural hub, Berlin is a city which has become just as famous for its thriving arts and nightlife scene as it is for its iconic wall. It is a multicultural melting pot of people, made up of various thriving neighbourhoods with distinct identities, reflected in the eclectic offering of bars, restaurants, shops and galleries. Expect a grungy, urban vibe, influenced by the legacy of punks, anarchists and activists, yet also an air of subtle sophistication evident in the cool cocktail bars and grand, modern architecture. Boasting world-renowned museums, exclusive nightclubs and pleasant green spaces, Berlin is the perfect destination for those seeking history, culture and a lively atmosphere.

General Information
LanguageGerman
Time Difference2 hours
CurrencyEuro
Voltage220 V

Health

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible. We highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your Doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.


Visa

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Climate+

Berlin has a continental climate with cold winters, hot summers and fairly mild autumns and springs. Summer weather in Berlin is pleasant and sunny, the days are long and temperatures can sometimes exceed 30°C, particularly in July and August. However, the summer months are also unpredictable, and the weather can rapidly change from sunshine to cloud.

Winter weather in Berlin, by contrast, is bitterly cold and damp, with plentiful snow and frosty days when temperatures hover at or just below freezing.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Berlin.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January-142
February134
March436
April941
May1455
June1771
July1845
August1862
September1545
October1036
November548
December151

Highlights+

The Berlin Wall
Arguably the city’s most famous landmark and an icon of its wartime legacy, the majority of the Berlin Wall was demolished in the 1990s, however visitors can still walk along the sections that remain. Step back in time to when Nazi Germany was bitterly divided by visiting the permanent exhibition at Checkpoint Charlie that tells the story of the wall’s history. The East Side Gallery section of the wall, which boasts fabulous, colourful artwork by international artists, is also worth a visit.

Culture
Berlin has an impressive cultural offering, including art galleries, museum, theatres and opera houses, and is home to thousands of artists from across the world. Art lovers will be spoilt for choice as Berlin’s art scene is as diverse as it gets – from tiny, ramshackle studios displaying chaotic modern art, to vast architectural marvels showcasing 19th century masterpieces. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed ‘Museum Island’ is made up of five world-renowned museums, including the impressive, three-winged Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie. Don’t miss the Jewish Museum in the diverse district of Kreuzberg, that provides a fascinating insight into not just the Holocaust, but various aspects of Jewish culture.

Nightlife
Berlin’s hedonistic nightlife is nothing short of extraordinary and it is often labelled the best clubbing city in Europe. Fuelled by the new found freedom of Berlin’s reunification, the clubbing scene grew in a unique and sensational fashion. Berlin’s most famous and exclusive club is the Berghain/Panorama Bar, also known as the Church of Techno, which is housed in a former power station and is buzzing with energy. Away from the intense, non-stop partying, there is no shortage of quirky pubs serving craft beers and trendy cocktail bars set within historic buildings.

Getting There+

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