GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Berlin.

WHERE TO STAY

Soho House Berlin

Torstr. 1

011-49-30-405-0440

www.sohohouseberlin.de

Super-hip hotel with funky, fun decor, in a former department store that served as headquarters for the NKVD, the forerunner to the KGB, after World War II. Part of the London-based chain. Rooms from $197, but rates vary.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Unter den Linden 77

011-49-30-22610

www.hotel-adlon.de

Luxury hotel built on the site and in the style of the original of the same name. Rooms from $304.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

Engelbecken

Witzlebenstr. 31

011-49-30-615-2810

www.engelbecken.de

Traditional German eatery serving Bavarian and Alpine dishes with an organic twist. Entrees from $12.50.

Lutter & Wegner

Charlottenstr. 56

011-49-30-202-9540

www.l-w-berlin.de

Classic, elegant Old World restaurant serving traditional German and Austrian cuisine, such as potato soup ($10) and veal goulash (about $24).

Dachgartenrestaurant Käfer

Platz der Republik 1

011-49-30-2262-9933

www.feinkost-kaefer.de

Rooftop restaurant in the Reichstag, offering contemporary cuisine and sweeping city views. Dinner entrees from about $39. You must supply your name and date of birth in advance and bring a valid ID (other than passport) for entry to the Reichstag.

Monkey Bar

Budapesterstr. 40

011-49-30-12-02-21-21-0

“It’s the only cool place in the west,” said a friend of this popular rooftop bar in the 25hours Hotel in the Bikini Berlin mall, with fabulous views and a long menu of cocktails, wines and more. Cocktails from $12.50.

WHAT TO DO

Berlin Wall Memorial

Bernauer Str. 119

011-49-30-467-98-66-66

www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en

Walk a stretch of the Wall and learn about its infamous history. Open-air exhibit and memorial garden: Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitor center: April-October, Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; November-March, Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

House at Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Friedrichstr. 43-45

011-49-30-253-7250

www.mauermuseum.de

Tells the dramatic stories of East German escapes (and attempts) and displays artifacts from Berlin’s divided days. Daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. About $16.50; students $12.50; ages 7-18 $8.50.

DDR Museum

Karl-Liebknecht Str. 1

011-49-30-847-123-731

www.ddr-museum.de/en

Sunday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. About $9.20; children $5.25.

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial

Genslerstr. 66

011-49-30-9860-8230

www.stiftung-hsh.de

English-language tours daily at 2:30 p.m. About $6.50; students and seniors about $3.30; schoolchildren about $1.30.

Reichstag

Platz der Republik 1

011-49-30-227-32152

Register in advance on the Web to visit the glass dome. Daily 8 a.m. to midnight. Last admission 11 p.m.

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