Berlin Luxury Travel – A Delight for Cosmopolitan Travelers

To many who have had the privilege of visiting Berlin, they know the city as one of the most diverse and culturally rich in not just Germany, but all of Europe. Home to fabulous architecture and entertainment, and boasting the country’s thriving economic and political hub, Berlin is by far one of the most-colorful cities in the world perfectly poised for luxury travel. Whether you intend to head over for a whirlwind holiday weekend or a month-long getaway, there will be plenty of things to see, do, taste and experience. Here are some of our top picks.

1. Berliner Dome

Known in English as the Berlin Cathedral, this building dates back to 1454. It started out as a Catholic Church and is now the under the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. One of the main sights at this church is the incredible main pipe organ. Many have likened the building’s silhouette to Paris’ famed Basilica Sacre Couer.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Berliner Dome

2. Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Like many other European cities, Berlin is filled with fabulous museums, one of which is the Berlin-Karlshorst. Located at the historical venue of the surrender of German forces in 1945, the museum is dedicated to German-Soviet and German-Russian relations. You can expect plenty of politically driven art, film, monuments, military equipment documents and exhibitions. If you are fascinated with WWII, then this is the museum to head to, and even if you are not, it is undoubtedly an educational excursion.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Museum Berlin Karlshorst

3. Jewish Museum

This is one of the largest Jewish museums in Europe. Two millennia of Jewish-German history are displayed for the world to learn about. The museum contains a treasure trove of books, documents, artwork and archives. Visitors are encouraged to visit spaces dedicated to those who fell during WWII, namely the Garden of Exile, Holocaust Tower, Void, and Fallen Leaves, a heart-moving permanent exhibition that features 10,000 steel faces laid out on the ground and dedicated to the victims of violence and war.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Jewish Museum

4.Gardens of the World

This beautiful green lung was opened in 1987 and is also known as the Marzahn Recreational Park. This park represents nine exotic gardens from around the world that were designed by artisans from each garden’s respective home country. Head over if you want to get in touch with nature amidst your busy schedule of playing tourist in Berlin. This impressive park is worth a visit as you will get a definitive taste of Berlin’s love of culture and diversity.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Gardens of the World

5. >East Side Gallery>

No trip to Berlin is complete without a pilgrimage to the Berlin Wall. This international memorial for freedom is a 1.3km section of the wall and is known as the longest open air gallery in the world. The 101 incredible paintings that adorn the wall represent the joy that the people felt when the Iron Curtain fell, signifying a new age of hope, peace, freedom, progress and human rights.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture East Side Gallery

6. Reichstag

This building opened its doors in 1894 and housed the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. After WWII, the building was mostly abandoned, until 1960 when it was refurbished. Full restorations were only completed in 1999 and once again, it became the meeting place of the powerful German parliament. Millions of tourists flock to the Reichstag’s roof terrace and dome for incredible vistas of Berlin’s parliamentary and government quarter. The light sculpture in the dome is also breathtaking and definitely worth a visit when you are in Berlin for luxury travel or business.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Reichstag

7. Zitadelle Spandau

In English, this fortress it is known as the Spandau Citadel. Completed in 1594, this ancient fortress sits on an island and is now a museum and popular meeting spot for locals and tourists alike. Its picturesque surroundings are a sight to behold, not to mention the priceless pieces of art that it holds within.

Discover Berlin A City Filled With Culture Zitadelle Spandau

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Lianne Choo

Born in Singapore and raised in Malaysia to multi-racial parents, Lianne is a bonafide travel and food junkie. Having traveled extensively to over 30 countries, Lianne has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Honolulu and Paris and now calls Taichung, Taiwan home. She speaks fluent English, Malay and French and is currently improving her conversational Mandarin skills. She prefers a life of free spirited travel and freelancing than one spent cooped up in an office. When she's not off on an adventure, you can find her whiling her time away with books, good movies and even better food.

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