Tourists are awe struck by the architecture of its buildings, for example the Brandenburger Tor – Gate. Amongst other things, it is also famous for its Opera House and its nightlife. It has also hosted many international and historical events. The best way to get around and become familiar is by bus.
“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words `Ich bin ein Berliner!’” Berlin is the capital of united Germany and prior to that it was the capital of Germany and before that the old capital of Prussia. It is also famous for its museums, including one that exhibits the bust of Nofretete-Nefertiti.
Things to see and do in Berlin:
Welcome to the island of museums. Enjoy your visit and check out the group of five museums that were constructed over a period of 106 years, stretching from 1824 to 1930. UNESCO awarded it the world heritage status in the year 1999. Situated on a small island in the Spree River of Berlin, this collection of museums is considered something unique because it demonstrates the evolution of the modern museum during the course of the twentieth century. Do not talk loudly within the museum lest you disturb the tranquility of its artifacts which tell the story of 6,000 years of human artistic activities.
The Hilton Berlin hotel is only a 30 minute drive from Tegel airport and a 50 minute drive from Schoenefeld airport. Set on Gendarmenmarkt, major Berlin attractions such as Brandenburg Gate are within walking distance and the Stadtmitte metro station is located in front of the hotel.
The hotel attracts travelers with business in Steglitz or at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universitat Berlin) – commonly called FU Berlin–1.25 miles (2 km) away.
Set amid the nondescript, parking-garage-style architecture of the communist era and the ornate buildings of 19th-century Berlin, the hotel with its glass front stands out as an example of the contemporary style enlivening Berlin’s revived Mitte section. Business and leisure travelers come for ready access to Mitte’s professional offices, restaurants, bars, and historical attractions.
Built in 1987, the lobby’s open atrium, Italian-marble columns, chandeliers, glass dome, and grand stairs recall the original use of the building, as the Imperial shopping arcades of the 19th century. Families with children are welcome and special services can be arranged.
Just off the bustling Ku’damm shopping strip, green marble, towering flower arrangements, solid dark-wood columns and red-cloth sofas make the Bristol’s softly lit lobby a quiet contrast to the fast-paced Berlin streets. Leisure and business travelers mingle with long-time Berlin residents on their way to the Kempinski Grill.
One of the first two hotels built in Berlin after the city’s devastation during World War II, and expanded twice since, the hotel serves as a major conference center and also attracts leisure travelers who enjoy the hotel’s convenient location between East and West Berlin.
Popular with leisure travelers, the hotel offers an eye-catching ambience created by artistic flower arrangements; a contemporary art collection of paintings and sculptures that includes two inverted lighted-glass pyramids and a huge alabaster light sculpture gracing the lobby; a green-gneiss lobby floor with a purple-edged area rug; and caramel-colored-wood walls.