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Flights to Berlin (Germany)

Flights to Berlin

The charming capital of Germany, Berlin is a city this is filled with glamour, bustling culture, engrossing architecture, intense nightlife and delectable food. The city is not only the largest city in the country but also serves as Beijing traditional curios, second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Panoramically located on the banks of Rivers Spree and Havel in northeastern Germany, the city is home to 6 million people who hail from over 180 nations around the world. The history of the city goes back to the 13th century, when it served as the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg of the German Empire. The country’s culture, politics, media, and science center, high-tech firms and the service sector form the basis of the city’s economy. At an elevation of 34 m above sea level, the city has a land area of 891.85 km2. While German is the official language spoken my vast number of people, the large number of migrants that live here also speak Turkish, English, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Kurdish, Vietnamese, Serbian, Croatian and French.

Overview

The city is served by two airports - Berlin Tegel Airport located within the city limits and Schönefeld Airport which is situated outside the city. Most of the international flights schedule for Berlin land at the Berlin Tegel Airport. Together, both the airports have the capacity of handling 26.3 million passengers and 67 airlines currently serve 163 destinations in 50 countries from Berlin. The Maritime temperate Climate prevails in Berlin with warm summers and extremely cold winters. Summer is warm and humid and temperature remains 22–25 °C while during winters the temperature can dip to as low as −2 °C and frost bites are common. The city also experiences a short spell of spring and autumn. May through September is the best time to visit Berlin when the weather is cool and comfortable. The Annual Berlin Film Festival, Lesbian and Gay City Festival, Kreuzberg Pride, Hustlabal, Berliner Festspiele and Berlin Festival are among the major festivals celebrated in Germany.

City attractions

The city has numerous heritage places, gorgeous natural attractions and engaging art and modern architecture to keep the tourists glued. Reichstag is the major landmark in Berlin and is very famous for enjoying bird's eye view of the hustle and bustle in the city. Brandenburg Gate is one of the oldest gates in the city and an historical attraction. Berlin Television Tower which is locally called as Fernsehturm is the tallest building in Berlin and from atop tourists can enjoy unique 360° panorama of the city. A stunning attraction, Gendarmenmarkt is the major part of the city and the Deutscher Dom and the Französischer Dom and Concert House designed by Schinkel also all located here.

Berlin Cathedral is the most significant church in Berlin and displays the classical 19th century architecture. German Historical Museum, Museum Island and St.Hedwigs-Cathedral are located in the vicinity of the Cathedral. Kurfürstendamm (most expensive area in the city), Zoological Garden (Germany's oldest Zoo), Charlottenburg Palace (displaying fine collections of china and paintings), Museum Island (UNESCO world heritage sites), The Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre and Potsdamer Platz (a historical site) are attractions that you should not miss in Berlin.

Eating and Shopping

The city is home of 9 Michelin star restaurants and many fine dining places, but if you are on a budget, there are multiples options for you too. The people of Berlin enjoy vast options of vegetarian, vegan and organic food along with rustic and hearty dishes including pork, goose, fish, peas, beans, cucumbers, or potatoes. Germany is very famous for its bakeries and Berlin has some of the best bakeries that sell humongous varieties of bread and pastries. Wiener Schnitzel, Gemüsedöner, curry dogs, bockwurst, Ketwurst, Senfeier, Eisbein, Königsberger Klopse and Berliner are some of the local foods that tourists should not miss in Berlin. Konnopke's Imbiss, Max and Morits, Oderquelle, Cafe Jacques, Defne, Frau Mittenmang, Uma, W-der Imbiss, KaDeWe, Mustafas, The Bird, Beakers, Pommes, Curry 36, Lebensmittel Mitte, Villa Rodizio, Grill Royal, Maria Bonita and DaDa Falafel are among the popular restaurants in Berlin known for their own specialties. Berlin's nightlife is one of the most diverse and vibrant of its kind in Europe. Weekend Club near Alexanderplatz, Tresor, E-Werk, Berghain and The KitKatClub are popular nightclubs in the city.

Shopping is an adventure in Berlin. With so many malls, shops, boutiques, departmental stores, supermarkets and local street stall, the option of shopping is endless. German leather bags, diamond jewellery, electronic, Berlin teddy bears, fashion clothes, Ampelmann things, beer, hipster sunglasses, Lebkuchen hearts, T Shhirts, gourmet delights and fridge magnets are some of the German prodigies that you must buy. Alexa, Kurfürstendamm, Mall of Berlin, Hackischer Markt, Friedrichstrasse and Schlossstrasse are the most popular shopping destinations in Berlin.

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