Watch as we explore Berlin flying from Liverpool Airport on the new Lufthansa connection
1 year ago
As a place to visit, Berlin has it all – sights and spectacular monuments, a really buzzing nightlife and, of course, an incredible history.
Now thanks to a brand new service flying out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport four days every week, airline Lufthansa is connecting our two cities.
Just launched, the service will fly to five continents and more than 100 destinations via a hub in Frankfurt, Germany, which means a short flight from JLA really does open up a whole world of travel options.
Along with long haul destinations like Singapore, Sydney, Los Angeles, and Dubai, the Lufthansa hub also connects to Berlin.
Berlin is the perfect choice for a city break – at the Berlin Wall, which divided city into East and West for nearly 30 years, you can see up-close and touch one of the most historic landmarks in Europe.
Head to the East Side Gallery, which covers the longest surviving section of the wall, to look at the work of 100 different artists from 20 countries including the ‘Fraternal Kiss’ between former Russian and East German leaders.
Stand in front of the sandbags at Checkpoint Charlie, the famous one-time border crossing featured in lots of films, which is now one of the most popular selfie spots in the city.
The poignant Holocaust memorial in the centre of Berlin is an immersive place of remembrance, created by a New York architect using 2711 concrete slabs to form a huge thought-provoking installation for visitors to walk through.
The Brandenburg Gate – usually the first stop for every visitor – and Reichstag buildings are both stunning monuments definitely on a must-see list, and if you want an amazing aerial view of the city then it has to be Berlin TV Tower. At more than 200metres high, it has a 360-degree observation deck so you get fabulous panoramic photo opps.
Like most big European cities, Berlin has got a wide range of restaurants to choose from, from traditional German dishes to fine dining and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re a meat-eater, one not to miss is the Berlin street food speciality currywurst – it’s a German smoked sausage, served with a spiced curry tomato sauce, and usually a side of chips. It’s a fast food institution and you’ll find it being sold at stalls and diners right across the city.
And one last tip, because we do love a rooftop bar, treat yourself to a few outdoor cocktails on the rooftop of the Hotel de Rome overlooking Bebelplatz. It’s one of the best – if not the best – in the whole of Berlin and it has regular live music too.
Now all you need to do is getting packing, get to JLA like our Simmo and with the new Lufthansa flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, you can see everything Berlin has to offer.