Immerse yourself in the captivating metropolis of Berlin just the way you like. Whether you want to photograph your day away at the sights, take a tour in the array of museums or experience events, we’re sure you’ll be able to discover new aspects of life in this cultural and fashion hub.
In Berlin’s cool and hip neighbourhoods, you will find lots of things to do! Take a stroll in nature and by the water, browse the amazing stores, savour every moment in the hip and culinary scene and get inspired whilst soaking up the vibrant atmosphere the city has to offer.
The IBB Berlin Hotel is located in Johannisthal in the south-east of Berlin. The district is called Treptow Köpenick. The WISTA technology park, the Adlershof film and television studios, the old town of Köpenick and the BER airport are only a few minutes away by car.
The centre of Berlin is about 10 kilometres away. Around the hotel, the Müggelsee, the Wuhlheide, Treptower Park, and Köpenick offer nature lovers great walks and beautiful vistas across the Spree.
Berlin is hundreds of years old, but also new and diverse. Offering fascinating cityscape, famous landmarks and stunning sights, you’ll always find something which will fit what you have imagined Berlin to be.
You can follow the route of the Berlin Wall or climb one of the city’s viewpoints for stunning panoramic views of the German capital. Or visit one of the most popular attractions, from the Berlin Dungeon to Madame Tussauds and Legoland.
Inside the Reichstag in Berlin’s government district, you can watch the Bundestag at work and a visit to the magnificent glass dome of the Reichstag building is a must!
There are around 170 museums in Berlin, including exhibitions and collection highlights. Berlin’s Museum Island with its five museums showcasing fascinating collections of archaeology and art, is the largest museum ensemble in the world and is a must visit. It’s also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And some other museums which are of interest include the DDR Museum and the Jewish Museum.
If you’re looking for some downtime and relaxation, no problem at all! In the city centre you will find many quiet corners and vast green spaces; from palaces and churches to parks and gardens, such as the Tiergarten Centre, to the charming Charlottenburg Palace Park.
Culture & Nature
Berlin has an aura of creativity that you can almost smell, and artists come to the city to enjoy it. It offers more than 50 theatres, including Europe’s largest Friedrichstadt-Palast, which regularly hosts performing arts events.
Festivals like Cultural Carnivals, where people promote different cultures by dancing, singing and performing, thrive in Berlin. On the other hand, the Gelmaldegalerie houses a fine collection of paintings, including those by Caravaggio and Rembrandt. And architecture lovers can visit attractions such as Charlottenburg Palace and Gendarmenmarkt, which feature different architectural styles.
Travel the world through food in Berlin’s thriving culinary scene. Whether you’re looking for traditional food, such as the traditional currywurst, a Gemüse kebab or a pork knuckle; international cuisine, ranging from Venezuela to Vietnam or Arab food in the Neukölln district, we’re pretty sure that you will be able to find the dish you’re craving.
And apart from the whole range of down-to-earth German cuisine, vegetarians and vegans will also find whatever they want here too. And following a lavish meal, you can wash down your food with a lovely cocktail in one of Berlin’s myriad bars or a nice cold beer at the array of beer gardens dotted around the city.
Go for a wander and discover Berlin’s endless shopping possibilities. Whether you’re looking for international designer fashion, unusual ideas in hip Berlin style or a cheap bargain, we’re sure you’ll be able to find just the thing in the shopping centres, department stores, small shops and high-class boutiques.
The largest and most famous department store in Berlin is KaDeWe on Kurfürstendamm. Here you can experience exclusive shopping over six floors. Old turns into new: you can find second-hand, vintage and upcycling stores throughout the city. You can also find bargains at the outlet stores.
For those looking to escape the loudness and the hustle and bustle of the city, Berlin has a lot of natural diversity on offer.
Mauerpark, Tempelhof and Treptower Park are three of the most widely known parks to enjoy a nice, warm afternoon laying on the grass. The immense Tiergarten is a must-see to any tourist and an undeniably beautiful garden that all Berliners visit at least once every season.
There are also numerous forests and lakes spread all over Berlin, with the biggest green area in the city is Grunewald. The Müggelsee, on the outskirts of the city is Berlin’s largest lake, and bathing, paddling and hiking have been done here all along. The lake counts, especially in summer, to one of the most popular excursion destinations of Berlin.
At the end of the 19th century, Berlin emerged as a world metropolis. Large German electrical and chemical companies employed thousands of workers who poured into the city, with fascinating examples of industrial culture still can be seen in Berlin today.
Monuments and memorials commemorate the burning of books, the Holocaust of the Empire, persecution under nationalism, death and suffering, as well as resistance to it, such as Stauffenberg’s assassination attempt.
The impressive Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe Square is located in the city center, near the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Not far from here you can see the Horror Terrain Monument and the remains of the Berlin Wall. You can explore other traces of the Berlin Wall along the Berlin Wall Trail – on foot or even by bike.
Trendsetters, party people and night owls – welcome to Berlin!
Party until dawn indoors or outdoors, in small bars, sleek lounges and cool cellars or on artificial beaches. Savour sassy cocktails and dance the night away. Berlin nightlife is ready for you.
You can also kick off the evening with a musical in one of Berlin’s theatres or an all-stops-pulled show and then dive right into a Berlin night.
And no visit to Germany can end without visiting a beer garden. In Berlin, if it’s going to be beer, it’s going to be craft beer. Brewed traditionally, the beverage has returned to its former glory and new recipes promise new delightful tastes. Enjoy!!