Young Travellers to Berlin
BERLIN is one of Germany’s most vibrant cities, especially in the summer where much of the action takes place outdoors in beach bars, swimming pools and street festivals. The city also puts on a series of open air music concerts, including the Berlin Music Week from 5th – 9th September – attracting many young travellers from around the world.
This year the Berlin Music Week takes place in one of the hippest and most exciting districts of the capital, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, which is close to some of the best clubs, bars and restaurants in Berlin. This year will see The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Kalkbrenner amongst the acts playing. Other festivals this summer include the Citadel Music Festival on 11th August where The Pogues, Nigel Kennedy and the Cranberries will play; and the popular Wuhlheide that is a series of open air music concerts from 25th August, including Green Day on 30th August and Radiohead on 29th and 30th September.
Visitors in the city on the 25th August will also be able to attend special events, concerts, lectures and performances as part of the ‘Long Night of the Museums’, where 100 of Berlin’s museums, collections and archives stay open until 2am. Tickets also give people free travel on special shuttles buses and public transport.
Travel to Berlin with German Travel Centre who is currently offering two night city breaks from £189 per person including return flights from Heathrow and two night’s accommodation at a centrally located hotel. Flights are from just £94 per person flying with Lufthansa from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester. Other highlights of Berlin include taking a tram around the cobble streets of the East; looking at the ingenious escape methods at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum; seeing the intimidating former KGB head quarters building and reading the war accounts at the outdoor Topography of Terror Museum. The city also has some of Europe’s best nightlife with its vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants, as well as great shopping.