Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, Munich's lively beer hall tradition and creamy Black Forest gateau all spring to mind instantly but there is more to them and they make the perfect place for a long weekend or a short break packed with storybook villages, rich culture and hearty food.
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Berlin is dominated by the Brandenburg Gate so why not take some time out and visit the museum covering 300 years of Berlin history via a wealth of multimedia screens for something really different why not try the Stadtbad Oderberger Strasse historic public baths have been renovated and opened again to the public in the Prenzlauer Berg area. Berlin is a vibrant city, it has a great night life, its packed with lively places to eat and drink plus you can’t escape the history of the city it’s everywhere and the ultimate reason to visit you’ll love the shopping from fashion to homeware.
So take your pick from one of these hotels
Hotel Zoo Berlin Germany (More Information & Booking)
This elegant hotel enjoys a prime location on Berlin’s renowned Kurfürstendamm shopping street. Set in a historic building, it offers a restaurant, gym and luxurious accommodation with free WiFi access. Hotel Zoo Berlin dates back to the early 20th century and was a popular residence for many famous film stars and cultural icons. Between the 1950s and 1970s, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Hildegard Knef and Romy Schneider all stayed at the hotel.
The carefully renovated rooms and suites have an industrial style, and are decorated with rich fabrics and exotic details from around the world. Nearby attractions include Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin Zoo, which are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
Regent Berlin Germany (More Information & Booking)
Ideally located on Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt Square, this classical-style, 5-star hotel offers Michelin-star cuisine, exclusive spa facilities, and free Wi-Fi. The Friedrichstraße shopping street is just 200 yards away.Regent Berlin provides luxurious, soundproofed rooms and suites with an antique desk, a DVD player, and a marble bathroom. High-quality toiletries are provided. Gourmet food, as well as rich breakfasts are served in the Regent Berlin's elegant Fischers Fritz restaurant with terrace. Rare whiskies and fine wines are on offer at the Regent Bar.
Regent's stylish spa includes a spacious gym and a massage service. Guests also enjoy discounts at the nearby Holmes Place health club. Französische Straße Underground Station is only 200 yards from the Regent Berlin. U2 line trains run to the KaDeWe Department Store and Messe ICC Exhibition Centre.
Das Stue Hotel Berlin Germany (More Information & Booking)
This 5-star hotel features free Wi-Fi, a spa area, and an indoor swimming pool. It is located by Berlin’s Kurfurstendamm shopping street, 1.6 miles from Zoologischer Garten Train and Underground Station. Das Stue Hotel offers elegantly decorated rooms and suites featuring a minibar and satellite TV, and a bathroom with rain shower. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace.
The hotel’s "5-cinco by Paco Perez" restaurant offers fine dining and has been awarded a Michelin star. Guests can also relax in the Stue Bar and Lounge, and enjoy drinks on the terrace in warm weather. Das Stue Hotel’s spa and wellness area includes a fitness centre, massage facilities and a sauna. The Kulturforum Culture Centre, home to the Berlin Philarharmonic and Neue Nationalgalerie Museum, is 2.2 miles away.
Renowned for its stunning architecture and of course Oktoberfest, Munich has a real vibrant cultural scene, plus great shopping and fantastic museums. The real beauty of Munich it has something for everyone: from historic palaces and castles, to stunning royal avenues to world class galleries and museums. Don't miss the new city hall in the heart of Marienplatz or the former residence of the Bavarian kings, the Residenz also make sure you try the local Weißwurst, Leberkässemmeln and other popular pork dishes.
Munich is also home to the world’s most famous beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus. If you tire of the food and culture you can always shop, Karlsplatz is a commercial wonderland square that takes up much of the city centre and the upscale area around Maximilianstrasse.
Hotel München Palace Munich Germany (More Information & Booking)
This luxury 5-star hotel is situated on the quiet upper banks of the River Isar in central Munich, near the English Garden. It offers elegant rooms with a free minibar, flat-screen TV and marble bathroom. The rooms at the Hotel München Palace also feature parquet floors. WiFi is free in the entire hotel. 2 Sky Sport channels are available in the rooms as well as in the hotel bar. The Palace Restaurant serves a daily continental or buffet breakfast as well as a selection of international meals. Guests can relax in the sauna and steam room or work out in the modern gym.
Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel Munich Germany (More Information & Booking)
Overlooking the Old Botanical Garden, this 5-star design hotel in Munich offers an exclusive spa with indoor pool, soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi, and an elegant Italian restaurant with terrace.The air-conditioned rooms and suites of the Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel feature a flat-screen TV, a limestone bathroom. All include original paintings by the Munich artist Franz von Lenbach.
The spacious spa area at the Charles Hotel includes a sauna, steam room, and modern gym. A range of beauty treatments can be booked here. Creative, Mediterranean specialities are served in the Davvero restaurant. Guests can relax in the stylish lounge bar and enjoy live music at weekends.
Bayerischer Hof Munich Germany (More Information & Booking)
Offering 5 gourmet restaurants, 6 bars, and an exclusive spa with rooftop pool, this historic 5-star hotel is located directly in Munich’s fashionable shopping district.The luxurious rooms and suites of the Bayerischer Hof each feature an original design, ranging from cosmopolitan to colonial style. They all provide high-speed Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
Bayerischer Hof’s exclusive Blue Spa offers a spacious sauna area, a gym with scenic city views, and a beauty salon. The unique Cinema Lounge is ideal for company presentations or private celebrations. Dining facilities at the Bayerischer Hof include the Polynesian-style Trader Vic’s restaurant and the 2-Michelin-star Atelier Restaurant. Fine drinks are available in the famous falk’s Bar, as well as the Blue Spa Bar & Lounge. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from sights such as the Bavarian State Opera and the Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall. Private parking spaces are available. Altstadt-Lehel is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, food and architecture