When the Berlin wall was torn down it wasn’t just the structure that collapsed but also the psyche of the city too. Now, twenty years since that momentous event, Germany’s capital has changed unrecognisably. Transformed into a world city of culture, science politics and media, Berlin is one of Europe’s premier epicentres of art, fashion, design and music. But more than that it is has become arguably its coolest city too.
Famous (somewhat ironically now considering it was once the home of the Third Reich) for a distinctly tolerant, open and trendy attitude, Berlin is a city that remembers the horrors of its past but actively embraces the freedom of its present. Amongst its impressive architecture and historical ‘Lest We Forget’ landmarks of the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag you’ll find modish cafes, hip bars and fusion restaurants chock full with people of all colours under the sun. The famed restrained persona of the German population doesn’t seem to apply here. The streets buzz with a friendly vibe and the nightclubs remain open until morning light. Berlin seems to be one big party and everyone is invited.
If you are looking to book a hotel in Berlin it might surprise you to learn that the city has over 1000 hotels within its city limits. What might not surprise you however is that by and large most of the city’s hotel accommodation is quite expensive. That said if you are heading over to Germany’s capital this list of Ten Top Berlin Hotels That Won’t Drive You To The Wall is something you really should look at.
(For more information about any of the Berlin accommodation listed below please click on the relevant hotel name).
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