Travel guide to Berlin

Facts

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Local name
Berlin
Inhabitants
3.470.000
Timezone
When it is 12pm, it is 1pm in Germany.

Best time to visit

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Berlin is interesting all year. You should book rooms well ahead if you are going while there is a fair in town, though.

Literature

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Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides: Berlin Lonely Planet Berlin

Culture and entertainment

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Today Berlin has a very varied and respected cultural life. You can enjoy the established Berlin cultural life in form of museums, theatres, concerts and operas or you can tackle the more alternative part of cultural life in the big city.

Accommodation / Hotel

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It can be hard to find accommodation in Berlin if you have not booked in advance. Most hotels are in the western part of the city around Kurfürstendamm. You can find both expensive first class hotels or small, cheap pensions here. Book your hotel in Berlin here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are plenty of taxies in Berlin and about 350 taxi ranks. You can also call one in the street.

Other transport

Berlin's underground, U-Bahn, covers most of the city and the suburbs. The trains operate from 4 o'clock in the morning until 00.30 in the evening.

Special conditions

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An example of the alternative cultural scene blooming in Berlin is the annual Love parade, which is a big techno festival with over one million participants.
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