Destination guide

City breaks in Berlin holiday rentals

Berlin is an iconic European capital that beats with energy and culture and history, a true bucket-list destination. You can wander great museums that spill with Egyptian relics and Assyrian carvings. You can sip frothy beers with the hip crowds of Friedrichshain. There are thumping techno clubs to rival anywhere in the world and a foodie scene that keeps on breaking boundaries. All that's wrapped up with epochal landmarks, like the Reichstag and the Fernsehturm, making Berlin holiday lettings a truly enticing prospect for city slickers of all sorts.


Palpable history near Berlin holiday homes

No trip to Berlin would be complete without delving into the long, often harrowing, history of this city. The dark days of the 20th century and WWII are still very much palpable. Buildings like the Reichstag were wrapped up in the rise of the Nazis, while the moving Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe sits, solemnly, nearby. Older history awaits at the grand and imposing Charlottenburg Palace, its Rococo-laced exteriors a nod to the prowess of the Prussian state that existed before Germany was even unified. Meanwhile, the exhibits on Museum Island can take you through global culture and heritage, with collections that contain the Gates of Babylon and masterworks of Syrian-Islamic art.

Things to do

Attractions to see around Berlin holiday lettings

Get stuck into the enthralling story of Berlin, the city, with a jaunt to the haunting remnants of the Berlin Wall. Just a short stretch of this infamous urban divider still remains, scrawled with graffiti and political messages of hope. The Reichstag building is another must. It's the home of the German government, topped with a glistening glass dome that's open to visitors. On Museum Island, a clutch of some of Europe's richest exhibits awaits, brimming with Mesopotamian treasures and ancient Greek sculptures. Overhead soars the Fernsehturm tower – ride the lifts to the top for the best views of the German capital there are.


Sightseeing in and around Berlin

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Berlin a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Berlin Zoological Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Berlin Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Aquadom (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Simon-Dach-Strasse (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Trabrennbahn Mariendorf (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Tierpark Berlin (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Berlin

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Berlin is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tiergarten Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Gleisdreieck Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Lustgarten (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Viktoriapark (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Plötzensee (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Humboldthain Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Berlin

The nearest airport is in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station and Potsdamer Platz Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Berlin by catching a ride on the metro at Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn or Tiergarten S-Bahn.

How to get around

Finding your way around Berlin

Berlin is big. Thankfully, there's an uber-efficient network of public transport that combines buses, the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn and street-level trams to offer quick hops from A to B. It's a good idea to grab a comprehensive transport map as soon as you arrive at your Berlin holiday let. The various lines and tracks criss-cross the city like a wire mesh, but they should be easy to decipher with a guide. You can buy tickets for the underground and main train lines at any station and you'll need to verify your stub at the validation machines at the platform or on board. Flat Berlin is also great for cyclists. Bike rentals are plentiful and so are designated contraflow lanes around popular neighbourhoods.

Restaurants and bars

Enticing restaurant hotspots in Berlin

  • Mitte is Berlin's restaurant-packed centre, offering everything from steakhouses to currywurst stands
  • Lively Neukolln is laden with ethnic eateries, from East African kitchens to Turkish mezze spots
  • Head to Tiergarten if you like elegant German restaurants with regional Swabian and Bavarian cuisine
  • Al fresco dining tables herald the eclectic mix of cuisines on offer between the leafy streets of Bergmannkiez – there's everything from Mexican to Japanese
  • Fair-trade cafes and beatnik jazz dives serve cheap beer and great coffee in hip Friedrichshain

Can I find a vacation rental around Berlin?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 865 vacation rentals near Berlin. From 725 flats & apartments to 89 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Berlin for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Berlin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Berlin:

  • Mitte: 586 vacation rentals
  • Kreuzberg: 443 vacation rentals
  • Prenzlauer Berg: 276 vacation rentals
  • Friedrichshain: 218 vacation rentals
  • Moabit: 80 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Berlin?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Berlin. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Potsdamer Platz: 1,127 vacation rentals
  • Alexanderplatz: 1,124 vacation rentals
  • Volkspark Friedrichshain: 1,126 vacation rentals
  • CityCube Berlin: 1,177 vacation rentals
  • Messe Berlin: 1,173 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Berlin listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Berlin?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 725 Flats in Berlin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Berlin include:

  • Houses: 89 rentals available
  • Villas: 6 rentals available
  • Studios: 736 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Berlin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Berlin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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