Originally a symbol of separation, since Reunification the former “Walled City“ of Berlin, lying as it does at the interface between Western and Eastern Europe, has developed into a popular travel destination and is highly indicative of the current trend, not only as tourists from Germany are concerned but also visitors from abroad. Guests are not only interested in the history and culture of the city, but also in the lifestyle of its inhabitants. In 2010, the tourism metropolis Berlin has set a historical record: for the first time the magical mark of 20 million room nights per year was exceeded. In this way, Berlin was able to further strengthen its position as Top 3 Destination in Europe, after London and Paris.
But exactly what is it that actually makes Berlin so attractive? It is the diversity, the contrasts and the sheer inexhaustible potential of this capital city to consistently fire the enthusiasm of its visitors from all over the world. People are excited by the mixture of history and Zeitgeist, the broad spectrum of art, culture, music, entertainment and shopping facilities. The modern hotel landscape, the diversity of its cuisine and its outstanding cost-effectiveness by comparison to other destinations in Europe also go to make up the special charm that is the metropolis on the Spree. A flourishing creative scene together with Berlin’s hip music and club culture likewise contribute to the unmistakable lifestyle metropolis with a population of around 3.4 million.
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