Incentive Travel Destination Guide: Berlin

Despite its vastness and growing metropolitan make-up Berlin maintains its charming village-like feeling, with winding streets and busy cafes in abundance throughout its various districts.

The quintessentially European city, Berlin boasts cultural hot spots, historical sites of interests, beautiful scenery and outstanding modern amenities all complimented by its hospitable and welcoming people.

Flights

Berlin is well connected to all major UK airports with a flight time of 1 hour 55 minutes. The following airlines fly direct to Berlin:

-British Airways
-EasyJet
-Eurowings
-Ryanair

Luton, Gatwick, Stanstead, Heathrow, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, and Edinburgh all offer direct flights to Berlin

History

It is no secret that Berlin has played a defining role in much of 20th century history, and the city has dozens of points of interest that allow visitors to discover the stories behind these key historical moments. The Berlin Wall is, of course, a prominent feature of the city and exploring this with a guide allows visitors to truly understand its significance on a human level. Cold War remanence like these, coupled with the depth of World War Two history, makes Berlin a ‘real life textbook’ which is as fascinating as it is diverse.

Culture

The city and its people have a distinctly laid back approach to life with creativity given great importance within Berlin’s culture. With this in mind it easy to understand why the arts scene continues to thrive here; its galleries, stages and theatres attract the biggest names in their respective fields meaning there is something for everyone to take in of an evening.  With Berlin’s nightlife famous for its chic bars and of course its world renowned club scene, visitors can enjoy the city for a full 24 hours of the day if they so wish!

Best Time to go

Summer – with its expansive parks and vibrant colours the Sun is the best accompaniment with which to take in Germany’s capital.

Best Group Size

35-50 people

Where to Stay

5 Star

Radisson Blu Berlin
Ritz Carlton
The Mandala Hotel

4 Star

Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin (Alexanderplatz)
Melia Berlin
Crowne Plaza Berlin (Potsdamer Platz)

3 Star

Hotel Novotel Suites Berlin City (Potsdamer Platz)
Aletto Hotel Kudamm
Hotel Amano

Weather

Summer in Berlin is warm yet comfortable, with the average temperature for July around 20 degrees. The winter season is appropriately cold to accompany the city’s Christmas markets with temperatures in January averaging -1 degree and falling considerably lower at times.

Month | Average Temperature (c)

January | -1
February | 1
March | 4
April | 9
May| 14
June | 17
July | 18
August | 18
September | 15
October | 10
November | 5
December | 1

Top 10 Activities

1 – Take a cycle tour of the Berlin Wall
2 – Photograph the Brandenburg Gate
3 – Visit the Reichstag
4 – Visit Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial
5 – Walk through the Tiergarten
6 – See the Polar Bears at Zoologische- Berlin’s world famous zoo
7 – See the view from the ‘TV Tower’
8 – Tour the Olympic Stadium
9 – Visit the 5 different Museums ‘clumped together’ on ‘Museum Island’
10 – Wonder around the historic Potsdamer Platz district