Multiple airlines offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Berlin.
Soho House Berlin
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
Luxury hotel built on the site and in the style of the original of the same name. Rooms from $304.
Traditional German eatery serving Bavarian and Alpine dishes with an organic twist. Entrees from $12.50.
Lutter & Wegner
Classic, elegant Old World restaurant serving traditional German and Austrian cuisine, such as potato soup ($10) and veal goulash (about $24).
Platz der Republik 1
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.
“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.
Berlin Wall Memorial
Bernauer Str. 119
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
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.
Karl-Liebknecht Str. 1
Sunday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. About $9.20; children $5.25.
English-language tours daily at 2:30 p.m. About $6.50; students and seniors about $3.30; schoolchildren about $1.30.
Platz der Republik 1
Register in advance on the Web to visit the glass dome. Daily 8 a.m. to midnight. Last admission 11 p.m.