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 a sweeping version of Hunchback of Notre-Dame showing at a 19th century theatre, 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.