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Wall or no wall, during your visit to Berlin you'll soon see that a division between east and west still exists. There are actually two cities that are being reunited with might and main. Berlin is therefore building at a steady pace. Everywhere...

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Berlin

Slav tribes settled in the neighbourhood of what is now Berlin in the 7th century. The name Berlin probably derives from the Slav word 'Berl', meaning marsh. The two small city districts of Collm and Berlin merged to form a city at the beginn...

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Reunification Day 3 OctoberReformation Day 31 Octtober All Saints' Day 1 NovemberChristmas Day 25 DecemberBoxing Day 26 DecemberNew Year's Day 1 JanuariGood Friday 10 AprilEaster Monday 13 AprilLabour Day 1 MayAscension Day 21 May

Cafe Wintergarten im Literaturhaus

This cafe lies in a sidestreet off the Kurfurstendam and should not be missed! It's a large stylish cafe and also has a genuine German winter garden. Newspapers from all over the world are available and you can settle youself down with a book, if you...

Datscha

For anyone who wants to try something new: at Datscha, you can enjoy a real Russian meal. In this cute café, they have tried to make the atmosphere of a real Datscha: a typical Russian cottage. They perfectly succeeded in doing so with the wooden fur...

Fassbender & Rausch

The biggest chocolate house in the world is found in Berlin. Three generations supply the ultimate taste experience. The chocolate is all made by hand and gift wrapped in exquisite paper. A huge variety of chocolate is available so you're bound to fi...

Jazzfest

Always wanted to go to an event full of jazz music? Then, JazzFest might be a good idea. It's the event of the year for jazz fans. In combination with your city trip to Berlin this could be your perfect holiday. With its many visitors and rich histor...

Festival of Lights

From 13 to 25 October Berlin is bathed in light. Thousands of visitors come to admire the spectacle. Major squares, towers and attractions are illuminated, as are several hotels and the famous Unter den Linden boulevard. Over 40 historic sights glow...