Berlin Travel Guide

By: B Symn

Berlin is a beautiful city in Europe, which attracts large number of tourists from different corners of the world. Berlin is the capital of Germany and in fact the heart of modern Germany. Berlin prides in its grand public buildings, chic restaurants, pulsating pubs, noisy nightclubs and, wonderful museums and theatres. The city also has a busy festive calendar. Here is some important information about traveling in Berlin

When to go

Berlin is a wonderful city that can be visited any time of the year but most prefer to visit the city between May and September, when the weather is pleasant and reliable. Summer is also good time to explore Berlin. Life at this time of the year moves outdoors. It is wise to avoid November to early March, because skies at this period tend to be gloomy and mercury often drops below freezing.

But traveling during this period also has a plus also, as there won’t be much crowd and you will find shorter queues in museums and art galleries.

Berlin Festivals

Dec 31-Jan 1, Brandenburg Gate, New Year celebrations.

February, Transmediale. Artistic and critical reflection on the role of digital technologies in present-day society.

Easter week, Berlin Opera FestivalMay, Carnival of Cultures, Kreuzberg district. Four exotic days of cross-cultural parades, dance, music and artists.

End of June, Christopher Street day. A monster Gay Pride parade and street party.

Early July, F**k Parade. Anarchy rules.

Early July, Classic Open Air Berlin. Classical music in the open GendarmenmarktMid July, Love Parade, Berlin - the wackiest of local festivals, a weekend of ecstatic body-baring by 1.

5 million techno- ravers. July, Heimatklaenge Festival. Five days of folk music from Europe.

Early August, Klassiktage Berliner Schlossern, 10 days of classical music in the city's finest old buildings.

Most of August, Tanz im August [Berlin International Dance] - a wide range of innovative, international dances. All August, Berlin Festival Weeks. More exceptional classical music in various venues.

Late October, Wigstockel, crossdressers unite.

All Dec, Christmas markets.

So, before you plan to fly to Berlin, it is good idea to find outFree Reprint Articles, which festival coincides with your visit. If you are traveling to Berlin in high season it is wise to book your hotel in Berlinin advance to avoid last minute hassles.

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