Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the largest cities in Europe. It is a bustling metropolis and has plenty on offer for visitors, including a rich sense of history and a vibrant nightlife. Records of the city date back to the 13th Century and it has served as the capital of many different iterations of Germany, including the Kingdom of Prussia and the Weimar Republic and was split in two for much of the Cold War era. Nowadays it has a population of approximately 3.5 million people and is a diverse global centre for politics, business, media, culture and science. There are many key attractions for tourists including the impressive Brandenburg Gate and the terrifically high TV Tower. History fans will appreciate remnants of the Berlin Wall, memorials to those who suffered under the Nazi regime and the rich sense of heritage to be found on Museum Island.
As such an important global hub, Berlin has plenty in the way of accommodation for visitors. There are a number of world-class convention centres in the city, many of which have access to hotels as well. Beyond this, the city is also well-served by many large hotel chains which offer affordable rooms in modern settings. There are a series of smaller choices as well, including boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts, which provide a more personal touch as well as low prices. Berlin is a large city and there are hotel options throughout, including many close to the city's many green spaces.
Berlin is famed for its public transport system, most notably the U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro rail connections and trams, which link all parts of the city with fast, easily-navigable and reliable services. The city is also served by two international airports – Schonefeld and Tegel – both of which are connected to central Berlin via the metro systems mentioned above.