Go on, you deserve it: take a break and enjoy all the comforts the German capital has to offer. Distinguished five-star hotels offer any luxury imaginable. Go on a shopping spree to top-of-the-market boutiques and high-class department stores. Dine in top-rated, award-wining restaurants. The Guide Michelin has listed no less than eighteen of the city’s restaurants.
Wash down your meal with a champagne cocktail in the swish hotel bar or the latest hot-spot. Play a round of golf on one of the state-of-the-art courses. Enjoy the bodycare temples’ or day-spas’ hot baths, massages and saunas. We have the top-class offers for your Berlin trip here.
Berlin’s best-known address for premium shopping is the KaDeWe near the Kurfürstendamm, its six floors offering a selection of de luxe articles ranging from fashion to accessories to delicacies. You can afterwards go straight on shopping on the Kurfürstendamm – all the big labels like Chanel, Burberry or Yves Saint-Laurent maintain boutiques here.
For some French savoir-vivre, visit Galeries Lafayette. Besides fashion and accessories, the basement floor has French delicacies and offers you the opportunity to catch your breath over a glass of champagne. On Friedrichstraße, go window shopping to see some exclusive top-of-the-range articles.
KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens – the ‘Department Store of the West’) is the best-known department store in Germany.
Everyone needs to shop Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's most popular shopping street.
This could be called the Harrods of furniture stores. The stilwerk on Kantstrasse appeals with its exquisite selections and a huge choice of furniture and living accessories by well-known designers.
After seemingly endless demolition, building, excavation and cleanup work, the Galeries Lafayette put the first spot of colour to the old and new shopping mile Friedrichsstrasse. The light, elegant glass temple designed by architect Jean Nouvel, so very different from the usual Berlin block construction, has become a major public attraction.
Opera and concert tickets
How about some music? No fewer than three large opera houses put on exciting performances by high-profile singers. Conductors of world renown like Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim wave their batons in the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus.
A particular highlight for fans of classical music on Berlin's concert programme: the Festtage festival at Easter. Order tickets right here online – you’re only three minutes away from the tickets you’re looking for.
Tips on spas and health
Treat yourself to some relaxation. The day spas and spa areas in the larger hotels offer swimming pools, muscle-soothing massages and saunas for replenishing your reserves. Are you travelling to Berlin for medical or prophylactic treatment? Check berlin-health-excellence.de to find all the info you need for your health trip.