Berlin Holidays by Rail

B erlin has been at the epicentre of European history since medieval times, but never more so than during the last century when it saw the birth of the Expressionist movement, the rise and fall of the Third Reich and a terrible, visual embodiment of the iron curtain in the form of the Berlin Wall. Today, Berlin is a melting pot of culture, history and diversity – a tolerant and welcoming city with a young vibe. Beware: one visit is never enough!

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Our Recommended Hotels in Berlin

Amano Grand Central

The Amano Grand Central is a modern hotel, with a great location just across from Berlin’s main station. All 250 bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The hotel also offers an in-house bistro restaurant and fitness facilities as well as massages upon request.

Mercure Hotel Checkpoint Charlie

This modern hotel is located in the heart of Berlin, within easy walking distance of Checkpoint Charlie and the Gedarmenmarkt. Spacious and comfortable bedrooms all feature soundproof windows, a minibar and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel’s restaurant and bar boasts an outdoor terrace.

Park Plaza Wallstreet

This upscale hotel is set in a grand stone building in an excellent location between Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz. The stylish rooms and suites come with Wall Street-inspired decor, and upgraded rooms include Nespresso machines. Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner in the 23 Wallstreet restaurant, or sip cocktails in the chic bar. Facilities include an exercise room and a sauna.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

The Hotel Adlon was built in 1907 and has been famous for its luxurious accommodation and fantastic location next to the Brandenburg Gate ever since. The Adlon Kempinski boasts a Neo-Classical style indoor pool, a spa and an 800 sqm gym. There is also a two Michelin starred restaurant and a shopping arcade.

Regent Hotel

The Regent is a stylish oasis of calm amongst the bustle of Berlin, yet perfectly situated in the heart of the city. Bedoooms provide a series of creature comforts to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Come evening, guests have a choice of a restaurant, bar and two lounges in which to unwind and they can also indulge themselves at the on-site spa.

Suggested Tours in and Around Berlin

Discover Berlin Half Day Walking Tour

There’s so much history to be uncovered in Berlin and a guided walking tour is the ideal way to get an introduction. This tour will take you to landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras and includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.

from £13 per person
Lunch at the Top of the TV Tower

Celebrate your visit to Berlin with a VIP lunch in Sphere, the revolving restaurant of the Berlin TV Tower, offering breathtaking panoramic views to accompany your meal.

from £38 per person

Blogs About Berlin

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3 Apr, 2019
Being an enthusiastic city explorer and trainspotter myself, I was very delighted when Tailor Made Rail asked me to write about my home town, Berlin.
2 Apr, 2019
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23 Nov, 2020
Travelling between two of Europe’s most iconic capital cities is exciting enough, but to do it by train along such a gorgeous stretch of scenery is the icing on the cake.