Escape to Berlin
Whether you like history, culture, nightlife or all of the above, Berlin has it all. Sights such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, and many other tourist attractions don’t need much of an introduction.
The city is bustling with a mix of old and new and the best way to see the sights is via an exciting bike tour. The vast array of local, designer and international boutiques are heaving with the latest fashions but the main draw for Berlin has to be experiencing the true history of Germany.
Where to stay
Hotel De Rome, Berlin
www.hotelderome.com, 0049 30 460 60 90
Hotel de Rome is perfect for a stay in the heart of Berlin. It’s located on Bebelplatz, off Unter den Linden, which is close to the shopping centre and all the sights. It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim (appointed master builder of the government), which housed the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945. This is one of the few luxury hotels in Berlin located in an original building making use of its full architectural splendour and thereby offering guests an authentic Berlin experience. The bank vault spa is a must see!