Details: Where to go, what to know in Berlin

Friday, December 17, 2010; 12:28 PM

Getting there

Delta and United offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Berlin, with fares starting at about $730 round-trip.

Where to stay

Hotel Estrel

Sonnenallee 225


A four-star hotel in the Neukolln district with four restaurants. Rooms from $170.

Where to eat

Pika Pika

Sanderstrasse 10a


Also in Neukolln, serving modern, creative Mediterranean cuisine. Also has on tap a tasty Czech beer from a small northern Bohemian brewery. Meals run between $10 and $18.

Zur Letzten Instanz

Waisenstrasse 14-16


In central Berlin, serving German specialities such as Eisbein with sauerkraut in a pre-war ambiance. Meals run around $16.

What to do

Berlin underground tours

Brunnenstrasse 105

(in U8 subway station Gesundbrunnen)


Regular English tour offered at least once a day Tuesday through Thursday and twice a day during the rest of the week. No tours on Christmas Eve, Christmas or New Year's Day. Some tours for booked groups only. 90-minute tours about $12, two-hour tour about $16. Children under 12 free.

Berliner Fernsehturm

Panaramastr. 1a


This television tower at Alexanderplatz was an East German feat of socialist engineering and remains a Berlin postcard icon. Open daily 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets $14.


--Robert Rigney

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