The capital of Germany has become one of the most visited European cities in recent decades for its combination of history and modernity. Berlin hides emblematic buildings and leisure areas where you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
The Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin is located in the heart of the city and surrounded by both neoclassical and modern buildings that reflect the blend of the classic and the contemporary so typical of Berlin. You'll be walking down a classically elegant boulevard one minute and suddenly find yourself in a trendy alternative neighbourhood the next.
Places with history
In Berlin you'll be able to visit historic buildings that will immerse you in key eras of German history, like the Charlottenburg Palace, the Brandenburg Gate
, the mythical Alexanderplatz
square, the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church and the Berlin Wall
. Walking down its streets you'll find places that are characteristic of modern Berlin, like Potsdamer Platz, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Reichstag dome designed by Norman Foster. However, Berlin is not just famous for its emblematic buildings, it's also a city of grand parks, like Tiergarten and Tempelhofer Feld, with its animated nightlife and variety of recreational options. During your visit you'll be able to take boat trips along the Spree River or bicycle tours of the city centre, or go to Museum Island,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its five internationally famous museums. We also recommend you visit the more commercial districts that invite you to stroll and shop, like Galeries Lafayette, the KaDeWe shopping centre and the Ku´Damm
, an avenue considered the most popular shopping mile of the city.
Gastronomy of Berlin
In Berlin you'll find a varied gastronomic offer. Amongst its typical dishes is 'eisbein', a pickled ham hock with mashed potatoes and peas; 'kasseler', a smoked pork chop served with sauerkraut; 'kartoffelsalat', a potato salad with spiced mayonnaise; 'frikadellen', small spiced meat patties; and 'currywurst', hotdogs with curry sauce. For dessert, you'll love 'pfannkuchen', which are filled doughnuts, and the typical cakes with berries. In short, Berlin is place where you'll be able to enjoy varied gastronomic experiences that won't leave you indifferent.