One’s first thoughts of Berlin might be of its troubled past, of grim grey architecture and of humourless museums and of strictly punctual and highly organised people. These thoughts are wrong: based on stereotypes and not updated since the 60s – when few people travelled compared to nowadays!
If you only have 3 days in Berlin, then you’ll have sufficient time to explore many of the main sites and soak up the capital’s distinctive atmosphere. A weekend in Berlin will not allow you to view everything the city has to offer but you will certainly get to know your way around in that time. With just a weekend itinerary, Berlin can seem too large at first, so stick to a plan to get the best out of your schedule.
Berlin is a fabulous city at any time of year, but it really comes alive in the winter months. With its amazing shopping and lively night-life, this is a great place to visit in the weeks before and after Christmas. Berlin winter activities can include shopping, theatre and film, museum visits, or even a Segway tour round the sights. You’ll need a warm coat though – temperatures can stay below freezing for days on end.
This season’s Berlin musicals line-up is set to provide a real treat for all visitors to the city. From the bizarrely fascinating antics of the Berlin Blue Man Group to the groovy musical of the Rocky Horror Show, there is something for everyone in the world of Berlin´s live music scene. And with Hotel Berlin, Berlin only a few kilometres from each show and offering special package deals for Blue Man Show tickets and hotel stays , now is a great time to experience the unique musical world of the German capital.