Berlin’s the biggest city in Europe, packed with museums and galleries, awash with festivals and events, easy to get around and fun for kids.
Despite the immense size, the atmosphere’s relaxed and friendly and there’s masses of green space so it never feels too crowded – even in summer.
Direct daily flights to Berlin from several UK airports take less than two hours.
Berlin has more Christmas markets than any other city in the world.
Festivals and events all year round range from the legendary Berlin Film Festival in February to Lollapalooza in September and Europe’s biggest, free, New Year street party in December.
Europe’s largest city has dozens of different districts connected by one of the world’s best transport systems so finding somewhere affordable for a family holiday is never an issue.
Four times the size of Paris, even in the height of summer, Berlin has fewer visitors than the French capital.
From Museum Island to the Judische Museum, Spreewald to beach resorts and historic islands within half an hour of the city centre, Berlin doesn’t know the meaning of a dull moment.
One of the most cyclable European capitals, Berlin has over 600km of bike paths, 70km of cycle lanes and dozens of city centre streets where two wheels take priority over four.
Berlin’s iconic U-Bahn and S-Bahn public transport network covers the entire city and it’s efficient to a fault, keeps long hours and runs non-stop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.