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Berlin: The capital is not only of Germany but also is and the largest city of Germany.

Berlin’s history:

  • Berlin’s history dates back to the 13th century.
  • During the early years of the Cold War, West Berlin was a geographical escape through which thousands of East Germans fled to the democratic West.
  • In response, the Communist East German authorities built a wall that totally surrounded West Berlin. However, it was thrown up overnight, on the 13th of August, 1961.

Amazing facts about Berlin:

          Some amazing facts you probably did not know about Berlin.

  • Berlin is over 9 times the size of Paris.
  • However, it only has 1/5 of Paris’ population (4K inhabitants per square Km as opposed to 21K inhabitants per square Km in Paris).
  •  This is one reason why Berlin feels so airy and spacious! So much so that at times you’ll feel like you have a whole park to yourself to relax.
  • There are 180 museums in Berlin and on an average there are 106 rainy days per year.
  •  So if you try to use the bad weather for your cultural enrichment you still would have museums left over.


  • Berlin has more bridges than Venice, about 1,700 of them.
  • Not only that, Berlin even has more waterways than Amsterdam, Stockholm and Venice COLLECTIVELY.
  • On an average day 950 Doner spits are eaten in the city, and with each spit holding 63 kg, that’s 60 tonnes of meat a day.


  • They also scarf down 70 million curry wursts a year. It’s a miracle that Berliners look so lean!
  • Berlin has its own beer forte, the Berliner Weiße.
  •  It has slightly bitter and sour notes and is made from wheat.
  •  For an extended time period, this beer kind was forgotten. However, it has recently had a comeback. There are quite a few local brewers embracing it again.



        As you might have guessed that Berlin has the biggest and most varied in almost everything, it is not shocking that the many varieties of hotels it offers. If you are on a budget or have enough to splurge, here are a few options to choose from. Berlin has the most luxurious hotels coexisting with some of the most affordable hotels in all of Europe. Most of which are within spitting distance of some of the city’s finest shops, restaurants and bars.

  • On the luxury facade, the Adlon, Sofitel and the newer Das Stue steal the show, with extremely convenient central locations. Although the very fashionable Casa Camper hotel in Hackescher Markt is breaking at their heels.
  •  Soho House, also on the luxury side which has opened a Berlin outpost in an old Jewish department store. They fitted a swimming pool on the roof!
  • For a taste of more refined elegance head out to the Schlosshotel Grünewald which is located just outside the city near a large forest nature reserve.
  •  At the other end of the scale, there seems to be a new hostel opening up almost every month, and standards are usually high.
  • A new trend is making face with boutique versions. They have arty DIY interiors, private rooms and affordable prices, the Michelberger Hotel in Friedrichshain extremely popular with visiting creatives or Generator Mitte. And is great base for sightseeing.
  • The rise in tourism has led to hundreds of fresh beds opening up.
  • More information about a budget hotel in Berlin Ostbahnhof