Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Berlin offers much more sights than the famous Brandenburg Gate, from the glass dome of the Reichstag, to the striking Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz. The city has over 170 museums and collections, offering everything from the ancient to the ultra-modern – the Egyptian Nefertiti, the Greek Pergamon Altar, the painters of the “Brücke” and the “Bauhaus” and works by Baselitz and Beuys. Berlin’s nightlife is legendary and when the sun goes down visitors can hit the city’s lively clubs, which offers diverse new music and styles. In recent years Berlin has become popular with Argentine dancing and Swing dancing, which is celebrated with costumes and parties just like in the 30s.
About Berlin’s Christmas Market: Berlin is often considered to be the home of the Christmas Market; featuring some of Europe’s biggest and most spectacular sights and one of the longest established. Berlin is unique in the fact that unlike many cities, it hosts more than 50 individual Christmas markets scattered throughout the city, running from 21 Nov until 26 Dec, with some prolonging the festivies until 2 Jan. The most popular markets are located at the Kurfurstendamm and the Alexanderplatz but make sure you give the smaller markets a visit too as hidden treats can often be found, like the Potsdamer Platz market that features Europe’s largest mobile toboggan run and the ideal choice for children. Variety is the name of the game in Berlin so it’s ideal for travelers who enjoy action packed breaks.
Where to stay: The 5 Star Schloss Hotel in Brahmstrasse has a fascinating ambience. Idyllically situated in Grunewald, this historic palace was completely renovated at the beginning of the 1990s and converted into a luxury hotel. The new interior design was created by none other that the king of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, who has restored to life all the beauty of a past life style while integrating every luxury one has come to expect at a premier hotel. The Schloss Hotel provides a home from home for discriminating private visitors as well as for those on business trips – not least because of its central location. The hotel offers 53 rooms including 12 suites and offers hi-fi stereo system, air conditioning, TV and video.
Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz occupies a privileged location in the historical centre of Berlin, at thelegendary Alexanderplatz. Adjacent to the 368 metre TV Tower and close to the parliamentary districts, Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz is the largest hotel in Berlin. The en suite guest rooms are tastefully decorated and well appointed with the modern amenities required for a comfortable stay, including an LCD television. Dining options within the hotel include Humboldt´s Restaurant offering an extensive buffet with a selection of national and international favourites, Zille-Stube a la carte restaurant and Zille-Garten serving barbeque specialties. Guests can also enjoy snacks and refreshments in the lounge, whilst the Club & Bar 37 in the Casino offers an unrivalled panoramic view of Berlin. Guests can enjoy free access to the fitness area, while the Wellness Centre features a sauna and massage service for those looking to unwind. The hotel also boasts 11 conference rooms and ballroom with maximum capacity of 320. Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz is a perfect choice for business and leisure travellers seeking excellent facilities and a central location in Berlin.
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