Why did you enjoy traveling to this destination?
There are endless things to do in Berlin, and a city that will leave endless impressions on you. Berlin holds many stories of East, and West Berlin, and many stories of the former tragedies.
The Brandenburg Gate is a monument that has stood through the city's history since the 18th century. The Brandenburg
Gate is a symbol that separated East from West Berlin. It's the most significant landmark in the city, next to what is left of the Berlin Wall. The Holocaust Memorial is a dedicated memorial to the murdered Jews in Berlin. You can also have your picture taken at the famous "Check point Charlie". There are very few buildings left in Berlin from the war, so be sure to visit them all if you can. For you foodies, Berlin has some of the best German food and they are famous for currywurst, it's delish!! If you are looking for a day trip outside of Berlin, you can take a train or have a guide take you to Potsdam. Sites to visit would be the Sanssouci Palace, which was built for the German Kings & Queens. Also you should visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. Once you are done visiting the sites, Potsdam itself is a lovely city to take some time to stroll thru, do a little shopping and have lunch.
Berlin has many, many museums to visit on museum island, Reichstag the place where Parliament sits.
Best time of year to travel here:
Berlin can visited year round. We traveled in November, weather was cool, but less touristy at this time of year.
What tips can you offer someone interested in traveling to this destination?
Berlin is so steeped in history, I think it's best to hire a guide, or take a semi-private tour. Some of the smaller local restaurants do not take credit cards, so best to have Euro's on hand. If service is good, recommended tipping is 5-10%, but not expected.
Mostly you can round up our bill to the next Euro.
Depending on your length of stay, Berlin has some great local neighborhoods to visit. such as Charlottenburg, Mitte and many more.
Is this destination best for families, couples, etc?
Berlin is a destination for everyone!