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Berlin - The achingly cool capital of Germany

Germany’s capital city combines the old with the new, dating back to the 13th century, and offering a contemporary arts scene that’ll bring you fast up to date. Berlin also has famous landmarks to discover like the Berlin Wall and the Berliner Philharmonie, as well as numerous neighbourhoods to explore. Brightsun Travel has exclusive holidays to Berlin all year round, helping you navigate through the city’s highlights. Go in summer and watch locals emerge from a long winter, and make the most of the city’s café culture and many beautiful parks and waterways. For parks, you can’t get better than Tiergarten, one of the largest urban parks in the world, or Prinzessinnengarten, which is full of community gardens growing fruit and vegetables. In the heart of the city you can kayak or stroll down a maze of waterways that stretch over 100 miles. And all along the canal you will find amazing markets, like the weekly Turkish Market, where you can shop for a range of food and textiles from around the world. At the weekends Prussian Park is the place to go in Berlin for Southeast Asian food.

Berlin is also famous for its incredible art scene – even the Parliament buildings are designed by world famous architects and the city is full of galleries. Start off at Reichstag, the Norman Foster-redesigned house of Parliament, before heading to the recently refurbished Berlinische Galeri, a central gallery showcasing a range of 20th century artists. You might choose Gemäldegalerie to explore an impressive range of medieval and Renaissance paintings. And in the bohemian Kreuzberg district you can admire the Astronaut Mural for a taste of the city’s street art scene. Then it’s on to the TV Tower, Germany’s tallest structure, to admire fantastic views of the city. Finish up at the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, an outdoor memorial stretching over a kilometre in length, integrating original sections of the Berlin Wall. Contact Brightsun Travel and book cheap Berlin holidays, including direct flights from UK and spectacular hotel stays, and go on a fantastic European city break this holiday.

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