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UK To Berlin

By Tom Martens

UK travelers to Berlin, the historic and modern capital of Germany, will be not be let down. The enduring popularity of Berlin as a vacation destination means there are convenient flights for every budget from all of the UK’s major airports, including London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Three airports serve Berlin: Tempelhof, Schonefeld, and Tegel, the latter being the busiest airport in the city. Berlin also serves a hub for rail travel across the continent.

Berlin is the largest city in Germany with a population of about 3.4 million people, which also makes it one of the largest cities in Europe. Summers are warm, winters tend to be cold and spring and fall are mild to sometimes chilly. There is moderate rainfall throughout the year, with light snowfall occurring between December and March.

Berlin was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin after World War II and remained divided until the reunification of Germany in’90. Large parts of the city were destroyed both during the war and the Battle of Berlin. Visitors can expect to see the building boom that swept Berlin after Germany?s’90 reunification is still in full swing with no plans to scale back any time soon. The city boasts dozens of world class museums, parks, restaurants, cafes and wonderful shopping. Berlin is also home to dozens of festivals, diverse architecture, booming nightlife and a popular contemporary art scene.

The Berlin Film Festival, for example, ranks among the largest and most famous cinema events in the world, and the city is home to more than one thousand film and TV production companies. Hundreds of domestic and international productions film in Berlin each year. The late Marlene Deitrich was a native of the city.

Germany’s capital is also a major center for politics, media, culture, and science, its economy based on providing services. It is home to many media corporations, convention venues, environmental services, and creative industries. Other key factors in the Berlin economy include optoelectronics, information technology, traffic engineering, truck and auto manufacturing, and biotechnology. The history of Berlin as a center for medicine and medical technology stretches back over 100 years. Berliner Rudolf Virchow founded cellular pathology, and Robert Koch discovered the organisms that cause anthrax, tuberculosis, and cholera.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Berlin has two major zoos, dozens of parks and plenty of green space. The Botanischer Garten, which includes the Botanic Museum Berlin, is one of the largest and most diverse gardens in the world. Berlin is also very friendly to cyclists, with its world famous bike trail system. Cyclists accounted for 12 percent of Berlin?s total traffic in 2007.

With hundreds of hotels for every budget, Berlin is an affordable destination for all visitors. Plan a trip to Berlin and you will not be disappointed. You will agree with millions that Berlin deserves its reputation as one of the biggest tourist destinations in Europe, Full of history, charm, and culture, Berlin will be an exciting destination for you.

Tom Martens is the content coordinator for the UK’s premier flight and travel comparison portal which includes a detailed section on Travel and Flights to Berlin

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