Berlin is the capital of Germany with a population of 3.5 Million. Considered a “world city” of culture, politics, media and science, Berlin is an exciting metropolitan offering diversity and it is very rich in arts, culture and science.
Berlin, a city that never sleeps located in the centre of Europe has so much to offer its visitors. Located in Germany, Berlin and its surrounding areas is a very exciting option for those with a need for speed! Motorways or highway (autobahn) have no speed limits, meaning that you can legally experience the fast drive and roar of any super car, be it a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche.
There’s so much to do in Berlin. Following is a list of the staff’s first choice at Luxury Car Rental Club.
In 1989, after almost forty years of separation between East and West, the Berlin wall came down. The Reichstag building, during that period of separation, was left inhabited, decaying on the Mauerstreifen, the military zone between the two sides of the Wall. Since, upon the reunion of both the east and the West, the Federal Government was moved to Berlin. The Reichstag has been completely renovated and modernised, keeping some of its original fittings. The spectacular glass dome of this exceptional building offers a sensational rooftop view of this buzzling capital city. As well, located within walking distance to the Reichstag are some other well-known government buildings and landmarks, such as the Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery) and the Brandenburg Gate which are ell worth visiting.
2. BRANDENBURG GATE
Randenburg gate is Berlin’s number attraction, certainly the most famous. Rich in history this gate has been the emblem of many world renowned historical events. King Frederick William II of Prussia commissioned its construction in 1788 as a sign of peace. During the second world war, Brandenburg Gate suffered considerable damage and it was only restored in 2000. During the Post-War Partition, the gate became inaccessible, located next to the Berlin wall and in 1989, when the wall came down and the official union of the East and West was announced, The Brandenburg Gate was the emblem of union and most popular landmark to represent this union between the then two Germanys.
3. CHARLOTTENBURG PALACE
Charlottenburg Palace is the most majestic palace in Berlin and the only royal residence that remains today. The palace was built in the 17th century and was expanded in the 18th century, consequently boasting a
4. MUSEUM ISLAND
One of UNESCO World heritage sites, The Musuem Island is also home to Berlin’s greatest exhibition centres: the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum) the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery). The art collections and other exhibits contained at the Museum Island combined represents over 6,000 years of art and cultural history.
5. POSTDAMER PLATZ
Postdamer Platz is yet another one of those sites in Berlin, rich in history, from having been the city centre’s bustling hub up until the second world war to a “no man’s land zone” from 1945 to 1989 at the fall of the Berlin wall to what it is today: a modern city centre, populated by skyscrapers, shops and the all famous Sony Centre, Postdammer Platz is Berlin’s hang out for celebrities and the rich and famous.
Berlin, being Europe’s bustling centre, also offers a most luxurious neighbourhood, where one can indulge in some of the world’s most famous designer brands and indulge in deluxe living at its best. Not only can you enjoy a lovely car ride in your chauffeured Mercedes: but you can take a lovely walk in the most prestigious address in Berlin, Kurfürstendamm. Europe’s biggest department store KaDeWe is also situated on the extension of the Ku’damm, which is the local name used for this exclusive area. Plus, for those of you who have children to entertain, Germany’s oldest zoo, Zoological Garden, is located on Tauentzienstrasse.
7. BERLIN CATHEDRAL
Berlin has a beautiful cathedral, known as Berliner Dom. It is a magnificent illustration of 19th century architecture, well worth visiting. Within its proximity, one can visit the German Historical Museum, the Museum’s Island and the Catholic St.Hedwigs-Cathedral, which serves as the seat of Berlin’s Roman Catholic metropolitan bishop.