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Germany Holidays

From magical cities to cultural gems and historical highlights, Germany has something for everyone.

Berlin, the capital of Germany is a modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant European capital. Join us on a 3 or 4 night Berlin City Break and discover the magic of Berlin.

Explore the enchanting side of Germany on our 6 night escape to Munich & the Black Forest, where you will find yourself immersed in the scenic setting used for many Grimm fairytales.

If you’re searching for something different, then some of our River Cruise holidays also stop off in Germany as they wind their way around Europe.

Or if you prefer to combine your next holiday with a favorite hobby then we also have a Gardens of Berlin holiday for all gardening enthusiasts and a Berlin Christmas Markets holiday for those that would like to endulge in some festive shopping on their winter getaway.

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Things to do in Berlin

Brandenburg Gate

This gate was built during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II as a symbol of peace, but became a symbol of East/West division and a locked door in the Berlin Wall.

Checkpoint Charlie

The infamous border crossing point in the wall that divided West and East Berlin has now become a shrine to the wall's memory. Between 1961 and 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was the only crossing point between East and West Berlin.

Hamburger Bahnhof

Housed in a train station, the historic Hamburger Bahnhof was built in 1846, but has been restored and reopened. This art gallery is filled with works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Josephy Beuys and Roy Lichtenstein. 

Eastside Gallery

The remains of the infamous Berlin Wall have now become the largest open-air art gallery in the world. The longest section of the wall, which has been preserved, stretches from Ostbahnhof station to the Oberbaumbrucke, and has been given over to graffiti artists from around the world. We recommend you visit during your free time.

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Food & Drink

As with almost every European capital city, there is a wide selection of international food available in Berlin. Refreshingly though, Berliners have quite a different take on convenience food and the usual fast food restaurants like McDonalds are less common. Falafel, Bratwurst and the local delicacy currywurst; a sausage covered with a spicy curry sauce, are all quick and easy snacks you can grab on the run while shopping or sightseeing. There is so much choice in Berlin, for all tastes and budgets, that even the fussiest foodie will be satisfied.

General Information about Germany

To help you plan your holiday to Germany, we’ve outlined some general information that you may find helpful below.

Practical Information

  • Currency: Euro (€)    
  • Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their local embassy.
  • Climate: Berlin has a cool climate in Winter with average temperatures between 2 and 7 degrees Celsius.

Average Prices for Region

  • Coffee: €2.00
  • Beer: €3.00
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Lunch: €6.00
  • Soft Drink: €1.80
  • Bottled Water: €0.50

 Packing List

  • Your valid passport
  • A continental adaptor
  • Warm coat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes

Recommended Reading

  • Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
  • Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
  • The Innocent by Ian McEwan

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

Fully protected

  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad.
  • We are a privately owned company and have been in business for over 20 years.
  • Travel Department holidays are fully licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority and are ATOL Protected.

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