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Weekend in Berlin Elisabet Lindale, Brittney Wholihan, Termsap Khemapukpong (Paul), Brian Topp
Day 1- Friday, Check into Hotel Afternoon Berlin on Bike Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Charlottenburg Palace Evening: Berlin Fernsehturm
Berlin on Bike Address: Knaachstrasse 97, Hof 4 Contact: Tickets: Adult: € 18 Children € 16 - € 5 for second child Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 11am (15KM & 4 hours) Great for the whole family, this 4km bike tour takes you through the streets of Berlin and shows you many of Berlin’s finest locations: the Reichstag and government buildings, Potsdamer Platz, Prussian displays of grandeur, the Berlin Wall, the fashionable district of Prenzlauer Berg and a small part of East Germany. Information is provided in English.
Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Address: Alexanderplatze (opposite Park Inn Hotel) or Kurfurstendamm/corner Rankestrasse (opposite Memorial Church) Contact: Tickets: € Adults (14+) € (3-13) Hours: 1 Full day (departures every 15 min from: 10am-4pm & final stop 6pm) Kurfurstendamm 220 / Meinekestraesse Kurfurstendamm Ecke / corner Rankestrasse KaDeWe Lutzowplatz BVG-Haltestelle Kulturforum Ecke / corner H.-v.-Karajan-Str Potsdamer Platz, Potsdamer Str. 1 Jewish Museum Checkpoint Charlie Gendarmenmarket Alexanderplatz gegenuber / opposite Forum Hotel Berliner Dom / Berlin Cathedral Friedrichstrasse / Unter den Linden Brandenburger Tor / Brandenburg gate 17. Juni - Flohmarket / Flea market (only Saturday/Sunday) Schloss/Palace Charlottenburg / SchloBstr. 1 Kurfurstendamm 216 Take a ride on one of Berlin’s most famous double-decker buses. The Hop-On Hop-Off tours allow you to travel & sightsee the above listed attractions. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with the city before your weekend begins. Get off to take pictures and walk around, the bus will pick you up 30 minutes later. Tours are in both German and English so don’t worry about needing a translator!
Charlottenburg Palace Address: Schloss Charlottenburg, Lusenplatz D- Berlin Transportation: Subway: U7 U2 U12 Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace of Berlin. It is one of the visitors' mainattraction. The palace interior is open to public for a charge of 13 Euro, including audio guide. The palace features a beautiful park, where a mausoleum, a pavilion and the Bevedere (home to a porcelain museum) are located. The park is a perfect place for family picnics and outdoor activities. Other highlights include Gallery of Romanticism, Grand Courtyard, historic apartments, and Museum of Prehistory.
Berlin Fernsehturm Address: Panoramastrasse 1A Contact: Tickets: Adult: € Children (3- 16): 5.50 € Hours: March to October: 9 a.m.-12am The Berlin TV tower, at 1207 ft, is the fourth tallest freestanding building in Europe. It has a distinctive globe shape at the top, which features a restaurant and a viewing platform. The restaurant, which is located above the visitor’s platform, revolves twice every hour and gives a good view of the city.
Day 2 - Saturday Morning Europa Center Alexanderplatz Afternoon Reichstag Brandenburger Tor Zoologischer Evening Blue Man Group
Europa Center Address: Tauentzienstr Berlin10789 Website: Transportation: Bus Metrobus: M45 M46 M49 Express Bus: X9 X10 X34 Night Bus: N1 N2 N9 N10 N26 Underground: U2 U9 S-Bahn: S5 S7 S75 S9 Regional Express: RB14 RE1 RE2 RE7 Europa Center is one of Berlin's most visited malls. It features over 70 stores, many restaurants, pubs, and five cinemas. The mall has a heliport attraction on its roof where visitors can take a 7-minute simulated flight to view Berlin city. Tourists can get beautiful view of the city through “Berlin Windows” on the 20 th floor. It also features a five-star Hotel Palace and “Mercedes Star” landmark on the building's top roof. It opens 24 hours a day and shops typically open from 10pm to 8am.
Alexanderplatz Address: Alexanderplatz, Berlin Transportation: Subway: U2 U5 U8 S3 S5 S7 S9 Alexanderplatz is a historic public square close to the Fernsehturm (TV tower). It consists of two monuments, the Weltzeithur (World Time Clock) and the Fountain of International Friendship. It's also the transport hub of Mitte, S-bahn and U-Bahn stations. The square features a large mall, hosting about 180 stores. It is surrounded by many historic buildings such as Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall) and Polast der Republik (East German Parliament Building). The site is surrounded by hotels and commercial buildings.
Reichstag Address: Platz der Republik 1 Berlin-Tiergarten11011 Contact: & Hours: 8-12am (last entry10pm) The Reichstag is the official seat of the German Parliament. Along with a rich history and a great cultural significance to Berlin, the Reichstag features a giant glass dome which allows for a 360 degree view of Berlin as well as an inside view of the legislature. Free guided tours are offered upon request although they do have to be arranged in advance.
Brandenburger Tor Address: Intersection of Unter den Linden & Ebertstraße (west of the Pariser Platz) Not only one of Berlin’s major monuments, it is considered to be one of the most popular and culturally significant monuments in Europe. Commissioned by King Frederick William II as a sign of peace after German unification, it is the only surviving one in a series of gates that were constructed. No cost as it’s a public monument and can be viewed at any time.
Zoologischer Address: Budapester Straße 32 Contact: Tickets: Adults 12 € Students 9 € Children – 6 € Family rates: 1 adult and 3 (up to) kids – 20 € 2 adults and (up to) 3 kids – 32 € Hours : 9-5 daily Opened in 1844 it was the first zoo in Germany and one of only nine zoos in Europe. Almost completely destroyed during WWII, it has been completely rebuilt and refurbished. Today it is the most well known and most visited zoo in Germany and features some 14,000 animals from over 1,400 different species.
Blue Man Group Address: BLUEMAX THEATER: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 4 Belin Contact: / & group-berlin.htmlhttp://www.stage-entertainment.de/musicals/blue-man-group-berlin/blue-man- group-berlin.html Tickets: € 58,35 Time: November 1, 2009 at 6:00PM The Blue Man Group, first seen on Broadway in 1991, has made there way to the BLUEMAX Theater in Berlin! This show will have you at the edge of your seat, and leave you wanting more! Their musical performance has been seen all over the world, and now here is your chance to witness their concert from the fourth row! Reserve your tickets now, as they wont be available for much longer!
Day 3- Sunday Morning & afternoon Madame Tussauds Optional package deal includes: Aqua-Dom, Lego Land Or: Afternoon Museum of Musical Instruments Evening Berlin Philharmoniker
Madame Tussauds Address: Unter den Linden 74 Berlin Contact: & Tickets: € 19 Adults (15+), € 14 Children (3-14) Package: includes admission to: Lego Land & Aqua-Dom for €29 Adults €24 Children Hours: 10am-6pm Madam Tussauds is a museum that the entire family will enjoy! Lifelike wax statues, of historical figures, politicians, actors and actresses, are sure to make you believe they are real! One of only nine museums world-wide, Berlin’s Madam Tussauds is sure to empress all that enter!
Aqua Dome Address: Spandauer Str.3 Berlin Contact: Tickets Tickets: Adult: € Children: € Therefore total is: 57.8 € Hours: 10am to 7pm. WebsiteThe Aquadom and Sealife centre is the world’s biggest cylindrical aquarium that has aquatic exhibits ranging from rivers to seas to oceans. The new Drachenschloss exhibit features moray eels, to the Chinese water dragon, and other living dragons.
Lego Land Address: Potsdamer Str. 4 Berlin Contact: Tickets: Adults: € Child: € Time: 10am-7pm Children and adults become mesmerized by all Lego Land has to offer. Whether you choose to take a tour around the factory showing how Lego’s are made, how our architects make the miniature cities, or construct your own masterpiece, we guarantee you will have fun!
Museum of Musical Instruments Address: Herbert-von-Karajan Staße 1 Contact: +49 (0) & Tickets: Adults – 3.00 € Reduced Rate – 1.50 € Hours: 9-5 Tue-Fri 10-5 Sat-Sun This museum is connected to the Philharmonic hall and features over 500 different musical instruments from different time periods and cultures. The bulk of collection embraces European instruments from the 16 th to 19 th century including some very rare renaissance and early baroque instruments. Along with the extensive collection of instruments the museum features a library of some 40,000 books on instruments from original designs of traditional instruments to modern concepts in sound production.
Berlin Philharmonic Address: Herbert-von-Karajan Staße Contact: (030) & Tickets: Between 10 and 53 € per seat for Hours: Afternoon 1pm & 3pm Or Evening 7pm & 8pm Featuring a series of concert halls for both large and small scale performances, this performance hall is home to the world famous 128 piece Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Simon Rattle, the orchestra presents works from almost all time periods and styles and features guest soloists regularly for a very diverse and lively program. The members of the orchestra also break off into a large variety of chamber ensembles too perform smaller scale works. All in all this will be a definite must for anyone interested in high calibre performances of western art music spanning from the early ages to modern works.
Hotels, Transportation & Restaurants Hotels Hotel Augusta Hotel Mondial Best Western Hotel Am Spittelmarkt Crowne Plaza Transportation Restaurants
Hotel Augusta ★★★ Address: Fasanenstrasse 22, Charlottenburg, Berlin Contact: 13POR_KeiTchBAvkkWrfeQS ;sid=9e25e5f1c03b8ba7e45619ef5c513 fdb;checkin= ;checkout= Price: Quadruple Room for 3 nights: € 555; Breakast included Check-In: 2pm Check-Out:11am Each room in this family-run, 3-star hotel is individually designed. Due to its central location on Berlin's famous Kurfürstendamm boulevard, Hotel Augusta is only a short walking distance from numerous shops, restaurants, and art galleries. And nearby the U-Bahn and bus stations. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi internet access and parking are included.
Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt ★★★ Address: Neue Grünstraße 28, Mitte, Berlin Contact: 13POR_KeiTchBAvkkWrfeQS ;sid=9e25e5f1c03b8ba7e45619ef5c513fdb;checkin = ;checkout= ;show_room=RD _517756_0 Price: € 212 for three nights – breakfast excluded Breakfast: € 9 per person. With four people, the total for breakfast over three days is € 108 Check-In: 2pm Check-Out: 11am Located in the centre of Berlin, the Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt is only a three minute walk from the closest U-Bahn station. This family-oriented hotel’s large rooms are decorated in a modern style and offer all things required for an enjoyable stay. Delicious buffet breakfast is served in the morning and the bar is open 24 hours a day.
Hotel Mondial ★★★★ Address: Kurfürstendamm 47, Charlottenburg, Berlin Contact: 13POR_KeiTchBAvkkWrfeQS ;sid=9e25e5f1c03b8ba7e45619ef5c513fdb;checkin= ;checkout= nights: € 314 buffet breakfast and VAT included Check-In: 2pm Check-Out:12pm Hotel Mondial is located in the centre of Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard. The sizeable rooms are comfortably decorated and feature soft beds. The hotel features a pool, a Finnish sauna, solarium, steam room and exercise room, Complimentary breakfast is included. Due to its central location, the Hotel Mondial has easy access to the bus, U-Bahn and S-Bahn facilities. For an additional fee, parking is provided in the underground parking garage.
Crowne Plaza ★★★★ Address: Nurenbergstrasse 65 Berlin Contact: & € per Night Check in: 2pm Check out: 12pm Welcome to Berlin’s Crown Plaza. This is not just a place to lay your head at night, but a place you can feel at home at the end of your busy day. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, room rate includes an international complementary breakfast. Sit back and relax as you turn on one of your 2 plazma TVs. Our central location allows you to contiently get about Germany’s capital city.
Transportation There are many types of transportation available in Berlin. Taxis are availablein Berlin, it would cost about 3 Euro for a 2-kilometer ride. People can travel between U- Bahn, bus, and Tram with a single journey ticket (just over 2 Euro). An unlimited day pass costs 6 Euro and a 7-day pass is 26 Euro. U-Bahn and S-Bahn operate from 5 to 1 am on weekdays, and all night on the weekend. Yellow Double decker buses are available throughout day and night. There are also ferries available for trips through small lakes. Last option for transportation is the Welcome Card, it includes transportation across all networks and entry or discount for tourist and cultural attractions. 2-day and 3-day pass are available, costing 16 and 21 Euro respectively. U-Bahn S-Bahn Taxi Double Decker Bus
Zur Letzen Instanz Address: Waisenstrasse Berlin Contact: & Hours: Mo. - Sa Uhr Let your first traditional German meal be unforgettable in Berlin’s old restaurant (1621)! Napoleon himself once cooked in this famous restaurant’s kitchen!
Café Einstein Stammhaus Address: Stammhaus Kurfurstenstrasse 58 Berlin Contact: & Hours: 8:00 - 1:00 Uhr Politicians and locals alike enjoy the 1920’s atmosphere and delightful meals that ‘Café Einstein Stammhaus’ provide. Whether you are here for dinner or a light dessert, you are sure remember this stop!
Hard Rock Café Address: Meinekestrasse 21 Berlin Contact: & Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00PM – Late & Sat - Sun 12:00PM – Late Who says eating can’t be fun? It’s always a party at the ‘Hard Rock Café’. Take a look around at our famous Hollywood memorabilia, and be sure to drop into our gift store on your way out!
Back Home Check out at 4:30am. 20 min Taxi ride to airport International check in at 5am Flight leaves at 7am Arrive in Calgary at 11:55am
Cost Analysis Flight € 2, Hotels range in price from € € Transportation Welcome Card includes unlimited transportation on the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, and bus - € 21 per person (total € 84) Taxi € 80 (to and from airport) Food € 100/day; therefore total is € 300 Entertainment Berlin Fernsehturm € 31 Zoologischer € 32 Museum of Musical Instruments € 12 Berlin Philharmoniker approximately € 100 Berlin on Bike € 63 Charlottenburg Palace € 52 Alexanderplatz – free Europa Centre – free Blue Man Group € Legoland € 57.8 Madame Tussauds Package € 106 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Package € Estimated total cost = €