Planning a visit to a city as rich in culture and diversity as Berlin can leave you seriously spoiled for choice in what to see and do during your stay. Berlin, however, is a city which offers a surprising variety of holiday apartments for rental to visitors, at what are very often more than competitive prices. These apartments run from studio flats, to much larger, family-sized accommodations. Choosing to rent an apartment in Berlin will not only be likely to save you money in comparison to hotel or bed and breakfast costs, it will give you the opportunity to explore this vibrant and cosmopolitan city at the times and the pace of your choosing.
There is very little remains of the infamous Berlin Wall but Mauerpark retains a section of the wall, as well as affording outdoor recreation facilities in the heart of the city. Checkpoint Charlie, the one time link between East and West, remains and although it provides little to actually see, it does make for an interesting holiday snap or two. The Reichstag is once again Germany’s Parliament building and although it has been damaged and repaired many times since its original nineteenth century construction, it still serves as a poignant reminder of the country’s recent past. Very close to the Reichstag is the world famous Brandenburger Gate. There are numerous city tours available in Berlin, which will allow you to take in most of the principal sites of this type.
One of the benefits of renting your holiday apartment in Berlin is that it allows you full scope to visit and appreciate Berlin’s wide variety of eating establishments and bars. The Berlin Television Tower is an excellent place to start. The rotating bar and restaurant are located more than six hundred feet up and afford magnificent views of the entire city and beyond. Plan the rest of your itinerary as you sample its magnificent cuisine. In better weather, why not eat at the Pavilion at the Reichstag, as part of your cultural tour, or one of the many outdoor restaurants and cafes spread throughout the city? Bars, clubs and restaurants come in all shapes and forms throughout Berlin, to suit all budgets, and a little exploration will be likely to pay handsome dividends.
It may come as a surprise to many but Berlin is packed full of leisure and adventure parks for all the family. The Abenteuerspielplatz Forcki is an outdoor adventure park, with activities ranging from skateboarding, to climbing walls, to paddling pools. For younger children, the fairy tale themed Charlottenburg fur Kids may be more appropriate, which also has facilities for older children and adults. The best variety of all, however, may be obtained by visiting the two large parks to the North, Tegel and Lubars, where activities are suited to the season, be it summer or winter, and all sorts of adventures, games and pursuits are possible.