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And Shopping In Berlin by Markus Menno Jong
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The city of Berlin is a city
that enjoys a deep and intriguing history. However, few people realize
that it has a lively nightlife. Berlin offers a multitude of clubs, bars,
museums, palaces, and much more to entertain and delight any traveler.
Though many parts of Berlin were badly damaged during World War II, these
areas were reconstructed during the years following the war. The city now
offers visitors a rewarding and fascinating visit that they will never
are three major airports serving Berlin. These include Tegel International,
Schonefeld, and Tempelhof. Buses are available from all three of these
airports. However, Schonefeld also offers the S-Bahn - the S9 line will
take you to Berlin city center. Schonefeld also offers train services at
|Berlin is such a large city
that it's critical visitors should try to understand the public transportation
system before they visit. Thankfully, the Berlin transportation system
is very efficient and easy to use. The U-Bahn is Berlin's subway system
- it's a zoned system. Fares discounts are available through Tageskarte
day cards (zones A & B), or the Berlin WelcomeCard, which offers unlimited
travel in zones A and B. The S-Bahn run very often and it is one of the
fastest and easiest methods to get around Berlin. For more information,
call S-Bahn at (0 30) 29 74 33 33.
The underground subway system
is called the U-Bahn and it is also very easy to use. All U-Bahn stations
offer electronic signs that provide the time of the next train, and the
direction the train is headed. The U-Bahn provides extremely efficient
transportation throughout greater Berlin.
Buses are slower than the
U-Bahn or the S-Bahn; however they provide access to just about every location
in Berlin. There are additionally express buses that don't stop at every
station - these are a faster solution to get across the city a little more
quickly. Fares are reasonable and the bus networks are very easy to use
and navigate. Also consider taking a ride on the 100, which leaves from
Zoo Station - on this unique route, you can tour most of historic Berlin
from a fun double-decker tour bus.
Finally bicycling is certainly
another fantastic way to experience Berlin. The city offers a number of
bicycle paths, and bicycles are a very popular method of transportation
for residents. Bicycle rentals are available, and guided bike tours are
offered as well.
to go Shopping in Berlin
Berlin offers some of the
best shopping opportunities in the world, including bustling shopping districts,
very posh and upscale boutiques, and intriguing and elegant shopping. For
the shopper with a variety of interests and a love for bargains - this
city has it all.
Some examples of the best
Berlin shopping areas include Ku'Damm, which is filled with high-end specialty
stores. The Tauentzienstrasse and intersecting Marburger, Ranke, and Nurnberger
offer a variety of stores specializing in German fashions. This area includes
the amazing Europa Center, Berlin's major indoor shopping center - complete
with 75 shops, restaurants, and cafes.
And while in this area, no
shopper should miss experiencing KaDeWe - the biggest department store
in continental Europe.
Another great shopping area
in Berlin is Uhland-Passage at Uhlandstrasse 170, which is an upscale market
offering the finest boutiques and big-name stores. This area includes Bleibtreustrasse,
where shoppers will browse trendy and avant-garde boutiques selling haute-couture
clothing. Additionally, Kempinski Plaza features posh and exclusive boutiques.
|Moving along to another
great shopping area - the Berliner Zinnfiguren at 88 Knesebeckstrasse is
a famous shopping place for collectors. Believe it or not, this shop offers
over 10,000 pewter figurines of soldiers from the many imperial armies.
It also has a large inventory of military historical collectibles and books.
For shoppers who crave the
shopping mall experience, Potsdamer Platz Arcades provides visitors with
over 100 stores on three levels that where shoppers enjoy a wide selection
of retail shopping choices. Restaurants and cafes are available to relax
at after your shopping spree, and cinemas are available as well.
Friedrichstrasse is an exclusive shopping opportunity at Quartier 206 in
Berline Mitte. This street has a large assortment of quality products from
international designers in an art deco environment.
Quartier 207 is home to the
Galeries Lafayette, a spectacular building. Quartier 205 houses a large
array of stores and a great full food court with international menus to
Time to Visit Berlin!
Aside from being the capital
of Germany, Berlin is also the largest city in Germany. It is a city that
is, today, diverse and cosmopolitan. This is a beautiful city where east
meets west in a metropolis that has seen both hard times and good times.
Berlin is a unique city that provides an abundance of exciting opportunities
for visitors to enjoy. A trip to Berlin is absolutely certain to include
entertainment, recreation and shopping experiences that will never be forgotten.
Tours of Berlin, for sightseeing trips and Hotels in Berlin. Daily
tours in Berlin. Bus, bike, boat and walking trips.
Berlin is a city that has
a very deep history, a beautiful architectural appeal, and a great deal
to offer visitors and shoppers. The political and cultural developments
of the 19th and 20th centuries have transformed this cityscape into an
exciting and promising city ready to offer visitors the absolute best experience
Germany has to offer.
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Alexander Plaza Berlin
Alexander Plaza Hotel is
located in the historic centre of Berlin, between the Alexanderplatz and
the Hackescher Market. The Television Tower, Rotes Rathaus, Museum Island
and Berlin Cathedral are some of the top attractions to be visited.
The historical charm is also found in the 92 rooms where the high ceilings,
large panoramic windows and the individual form of the rooms combine with
stylishly designed furniture to give a perfect blend. The bar area
with its lounge atmosphere invites guests for a glass of wine or a cocktail.
The bistro offers guests with special dishes from the French kitchen.
Excelsior Hotel Berlin
The Berlin Excelsior Hotel
is situated right in the heart of Germany's capital, only a few minutes
from the prestigious Kurfurstendamm Boulevard and has easy access to the
convention centre, the ICC, and the main train station Zoologischer Garten.
The hotel boasts 314 rooms and 2 suites. Each of the rooms is comfortably
furnished and equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning,
wireless internet and pay-per-view movies. Kick off the perfect day
with a full English breakfast buffet featuring an elaborate selection that
you will surely remember. In the Store House Grill, a unique New Orleans-style
hotel restaurant, you will find a wide selection of international dishes.
The Hotel Berlin's excellent
location, elegant ambience and outstanding service ensure that guests are
treated to a memorable stay in the city of Berlin. Located in the
centre of Berlin, the property is just minutes away from the world famous
Kurfurstendamm boulevard, the KaDeWe department store, the Potsdamer Platz
as well as the Unter den Linden boulevard with the Brandenburg Gate.
Guests are provided with the comfort of 701 pleasantly decorated guestrooms
that are well furnished and equipped with modern amenities. The hotel's
two restaurants and a bar ensure various culinary pleasures of the highest
standard, ranging from traditional Berlin specialties to sophisticated
Plaza Hotel Am Kurfuerstendamm
Centrally located, the Berlin
Plaza Hotel is a kilometre from Zoologischer Garten Train station and 10
kilometres from the Tegel Airport. This property is close to the Messe
Berlin, boutiques, various shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants.
This hotel offers modern guest rooms that have been elegantly furnished
with an array of in-room amenities to ensure you a pleasurable stay.
Start off your day with a hearty breakfast served at the breakfast room.
The Knese Restaurant serves typical Berliner specialities or a light snacks
for you enjoy. After a tiring day, you can unwind at the cosy bar with
a fine drink.
Plaza Hotel Berlin City Centre
Located in the heart of
Berlin, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is only a few steps away from the famous
Kurfuerstendamm Boulevard, KaDeWe Departmental Store, Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial
Church and the Zoological Garden. The 423 comfortably appointed rooms,
including 11 suites, provide all the comforts to its guests. Attentive
24-hour room service is also available for your convenience. The
on-site Wilson's Restaurant with its international cuisine pampers the
discerning guests with culinary delights. In the Pinte beer pub, savoury
regional dishes are served, while the Kemmons Bar offers a variety of cocktails
and snacks. The wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, solarium and
a fitness section is ideal for guests who want to relax after a tiring
Hotel & Living Henriette Berlin
Derag Hotel and Living Henriette
is situated right in the centre of Berlin in the little government sector
and directly on the Maerkisches Ufer. It is situated in Berlin Mitte by
the River Spree, close to the underground stations Markisches Museum and
Spittelmarkt. The hotel's accommodation includes 54 generous guestrooms
and completely furnished apartments, which are equipped with modern facilities.
The Shezan Restaurant awaits you with excellent Indian food, which you
can enjoy on the romantic patio by the river Spree during the summer months.
Excellently located next
to Olympic swimming pool and Berlin Arena, Generator Hostel Berlin is just
5 minutes by tram to Alexanderplatz, the heart of East Berlin. Generator
is the largest hostel in Germany and offers superior and safe budget accommodation
to those on a holiday budget. Over 900 beds and a huge range of facilities
add to the excellent budget accommodation. Food and beverage options
include a late night bar with beer garden and a restaurant. The bar, a
groovy blue neon lit place, is ideal for ending a fun day of sightseeing
in Berlin in style. The bar also hosts regular events such as the famous
Generator Karaoke, DJs spinning out the tunes and of course live sports
on the large flat-screen televisions.
A listed architectural landmark
and a favourite home away from home for all, Intercontinental Hotel Berlin
offers a quiet and exclusive ambience as well as impeccable service and
world-class security. Located in the heart of Berlin, between Potsdamer
Platz and Kurfurstendamm, near the embassy district, government offices
and the historic section of the city. The hotel's central location makes
it easily accessible whether you are arriving by car or from the Berlin
train station or airport. The hotel offers its guests a range of
gastronomic pleasures, including the fine dining restaurant Hugos, the
restaurant L.A. Cafe, which features international and Chinese cuisine,
and the Marlene Bar, which is a popular gathering place for all Berliners.
Hotel Bristol Berlin
Well-known guests and business
travellers alike from all over the world appreciate the comfort, service,
cuisine and cultural highlights in the Kempinski Bristol Hotel. Kempinski
Bristol Hotel Berlin is located directly on the famous Kurfurstendamm Boulevard
and 6 kilometres from Tempelhof Airport. Enjoy the city life at any time
of day in the numerous bars, beer gardens, restaurants and discos.
The hotel offers 249 elegant rooms, with the classical-modern flair, which
meets the highest standards. It also has 52 suites, which will surprise
you with the remarkable blend of luxury, elegance, and functionality.
Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant, Brasserie or bar and enjoy creative
culinary masterpieces as well as excellent service in the elegance of a
traditional Grand Hotel.
Inn Alexanderplatz Hotel Berlin
Situated in the centre of
Berlin, the hotel awaits you in the historical and new centre of the German
capital. This hotel is placed directly at the well-known Alexanderplatz,
has excellent access to all public transportations and is within two minutes
walking distance from Berlin Congress Centre. Relax in a unique environment
with a breathtaking view over the city. The 1012 rooms and suites are full
of friendly atmosphere and provide a variety of technical and innovative
amenities. Humboldt's Restaurant offers a wide selection of national
and international favourites with a unique ambiance and buffet style. Restaurant
Zillestube features the flavours of Berlin and Brandenburg cuisine. Welcome
to Spagos Bar & Lounge offers selection of cocktails at the bar and
elaborate culinary highlights in the restaurant.
Centrally located, the Steigenberger
Hotel Berlin enjoys proximity to the Memorial church and the famous boulevard,
Kurfuerstendamm. Situated 8 kilometres from the airport, the hotel is just
a minute away from the underground station and bus stop. The hotel
has cosy bedrooms that are bright with coordinating bedspreads and curtains,
and contemporary style furniture. All the rooms are equipped with a host
of modern amenities. Attentive room service is also available for your
convenience. The onsite Louise Restaurant serves a mixture of Italian
and Japanese cuisine, while the Berliner Stube offers local specialties.
You can also unwind after a tiring day along with a fine drink at the hotel's
Situated in the heart of
Berlin, the Alsterhof Hotel is a stone's throw from Kudamm. The hotel is
just 200 metres from KaDeWe as well as 300 metres from the Gedachtniskirche
and Europcenter. In the hotel's 200 rooms and suites you will find
an oasis of tranquillity in a large and turbulent city. All rooms are comfortable
and equipped with modern amenities. Take a seat and enjoy the stylish
atmosphere of Alsters Restaurant. The kitchen offers a range of carefully
selected regional and international dishes. The Scala Bar in the foyer
is a popular meeting place and chill-out area for all occasions.
Refresh your senses and relax in the aromatic steam bath and the sauna
with light and sound stimulation.
Grand Hotel Berlin
Offering a warm welcome,
pleasant ambience and exceptional facilities, the Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
is an ideal place for you to reside whether you are in Berlin for business
or pleasure. This hotel is located in the beautiful city of Berlin
at Friedrichstrasse and is close to the area attractions that includes
the Galeries Lafayette Shopping Mall, Komische Oper, Guggenheim Museum,
Gendarmenmarkt, Staatsoper and many more. The Westin Grand Hotel
offers 359 beautifully decorated rooms that have been elegantly furnished
with an array of contemporary amenities to satisfy the needs of discerning
travellers. Guests can enjoy the Austrian cuisine with a modern touch
at the on-site Stammhaus Restaurant. The lounge is perfect for unwinding
after a long day with a range of drinks and snacks.