With its vibrant cultural scene, historical hot spots and laid-back way of life, Berlin boasts of every possibility all in one city.
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Departing from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham is Britain’s second city, so it’s no wonder that the city’s airport is so well equipped. Easy to get to and filled with a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, you’re sure to enjoy the time before your flight.
Birmingham Airport is very accessible by various modes of transportation. If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free shuttle bus. Book a carpark space online in advance and save up to 70%.
If you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport and Birmingham International Airport train station. The free Air-Rail link from the station takes you straight into the terminal in less than five minutes.
Packing to go abroad can seem a laborious task and you’re bound to forget something you need for your trip. But not to worry, our selection of shops will cater for any forgotten item.
Last minute health and beauty essentials can be found at Boots, and InMotion will have any electricals you may have missed. If you need to buy a present for someone at the other end, your best bet is World Duty Free for luxury brands at discount prices. There are also beauty and fashion stores to browse before your flight.
Enjoy a delicious meal at one of our cafés, bars or restaurants. Everyone’s favourite Wetherspoon has your much-loved ales and wines, as well as soft drinks and a great food menu. Try one of the burgers at Factory Bar and Kitchen or if you want to grab something a little lighter, or there’s a handful of coffee shops for that much-needed caffeine hit, and even a Burger King.
Average temperature in Berlin
Arriving at Berlin Airport
Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has its own railway station directly below the terminal. So you can change from the airplane directly and comfortably to the rail.
In addition to several regional and suburban trains, a fast connection to the city centre is also ensured by various express buses and airport shuttles.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis for when you arrive.
What to expect in Berlin
Visit the great museums & sights and then relax in a café. Look forward to concerts & shows, stroll through the shops and discover the diversity of Berlin.
From its vibrant art scene to world-famous monuments and exciting nightlife, Berlin is a holiday destination suited to several types of travellers. Its combo of glamour and grit entices those who are keen to explore its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fantastic food, renowned parties, and turbulent history.
The native language spoken in Berlin is German, however, many people can speak English.
Berlin enjoys moderately warm summers, with daytime temperatures hovering around 24 °C, perfect for walking around the city and taking in the sites. If you’re visiting in winter, expect to be cold – temperatures average around zero degrees.
Culture in Berlin
A multicultural landscape, Germany’s capital has lived through a tormented past and transformed into an epicentre of culture and cool.
Berlin is also a proper shopping destination. Besides luxury shops along Kurfürstendamm, you will also want to check out the numerous flea markets around the capital
Be sure to visit the popular food markets in Berlin's market halls and try out street foods from all over the world. Currywurst is a matter of national pride for Berliners and must be tried. Grilled sausage with a sauce containing ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and curry powder. Other specialities include spätzle, Königsberger Klopse and of course, bratwurst.
If you’re visiting in August, check out Berlin’s International Beer Festival, a 3-day folk festival celebrating Germany’s national drink. The festival is home to the world’s longest beer garden. With 344 breweries from 87 countries, presenting 2,400 brands of beer, the 2.2-kilometre stretch runs from Strausberger Platz to Frankfurter Tor.
If you're visiting in November and December, the city transforms into one of the top Christmas festivities destinations in Europe - not be missed.