Bursting with an electrifying creative energy, Germany’s capital calls all artists, musicians, and eccentrics to its streets. Its complex history is divisive, marked by a wall that once split the city in two halves. But Berlin retaliates against its past with an undeniable, rebellious streak and contagious, oddball charisma. Stand in awe at its amazing architecture and unearth its modern appeal in the most surprising corners.

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Booking Berlin? Genau! Make sure to add Berlin museums to your must-sees, like the Neues Museum, the Bauhaus Archives, and the world-famous Jewish Museum. See the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and the remnants of the Berlin Wall, and take on Berlin nightlife in the neighbourhoods of Friedrichshain, Neukölln, or Kreuzberg. Pick from our bundles for the best Berlin hotels!

BERLIN TRAVEL GUIDE

Berlin Destination Facts
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

German

WHAT TO EAT

Currywurst (sausage with ketchup and curry powder), Eisbein mit Sauerkraut (cured ham hock), Turkish döners and Pfannkuchen (German doughnut also called the Berliner).

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Bits of the Berlin Wall, hand-painted and carved bear figures or Steiff’s famous teddy bears (the bear is Berlin’s symbol), Currywurst ketchup, depictions of the city’s Little Light Men (the traffic light symbols available printed on apparel or as figurines and home décor objects) and various Berlin-based spirits (Berliner Brandstifter gin, Our/Berlin vodka or Berliner Luft schnapps).

FUN FACT

Built in 1961 to separate East and West Berlin, the Berlin Wall was the ultimate symbol of the Cold War. When it fell in 1989, East Berliners flocked west for a giant street party, with famous musicians from all-over flying over to perform for the crowds. Check out the largest remnants of the wall at the East Side Gallery and visit Checkpoint Charlie for more on the wall’s history.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.