Berlin is a complex city, in layman’s terms, especially when you take into consideration all the things that have gone down. War, extreme political influences, separation and unification has meant that the layout and dynamics of the city isn’t what you would consider Orthodox. Nonetheless, this has worked in Berlin’s favour and due to its colourful history and bohemian vibes, it is the city which has been on everyone’s tongues at the moment.
Of course like any major destination, there are top landmarks that need to be seen, so you can tick it off ‘the list’. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Check-point Charlie and so forth. Thing is, what visitors really want to see and discover, is Berlin’s atmosphere. I suppose like any destination, you get more out of a vacation when you experience something different, right? Getting amongst it all and understanding how the city works at a local level. Word of advice, short-term apartments have been the best kept secret for smart visitors. Especially during the peak seasons where good rooms in hostels are booked out months in advance.
Holiday apartments in the area of Berlin Mitte have become a popular option for visitors over the years as you can travel like a local, without breaking the bank or downgrading on comfort. With good research, you can find more than reasonable spaces at surprisingly great prices. Not to mention, Berlin is filled with so many hidden gems, that a lot of tourists and locals for that matter may not know about. Getting the low-down from hosts will guarantee a truly deeper insight of the city. Berlin has been known for unique apartments and with the opportunity to stay in one, means visitors can gain an understanding of Berlin’s culture, without really having to try!