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History and culture near Berlin holiday homes to rent

History is tucked around every corner of Berlin – from Prussian palaces to the remnants of a notorious border wall – but the capital city is not stuck in the past. It doesn't take long to realise your Berlin vacation rental has placed you in one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. You can spend your days strolling down massive tree-lined boulevards, as you take a break to explore chic boutiques or grab lunch in a sidewalk cafe. There's no shortage of culture in Berlin either, as you'll find an abundance of museums and theatres scattered throughout the city.


Historic sites near Berlin holiday homes

Berlin has a long and rich history showcased in various historic sites throughout the city. Holiday rentals put you within reach of places like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a collection of columns forming a vast, maze-like Holocaust memorial, and Checkpoint Charlie, a landmark boundary marking east and west Berlin with a guard house. You’ll also like Potsdamer Platz, a historic square marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, which is now a hub of entertainment.

Things to do

Attractions near Berlin holiday rentals

No trip to Berlin is complete without a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the 18th-century monument that's served as the backdrop to some of the city's most historic moments. You'll find more recent history at the Berlin Wall Memorial. Today, only portions of the wall that once divided East and West Berlin stand but an attached museum offers plenty of background on this once powerful structure. For more culture, take the foot bridge to Museum Island, an island in the heart of the city that's home to such cultural landmarks as the National Gallery and Pergamon museum.


Things to do near Berlin holiday homes

Unter den Linden, Berlin's most famous street, features a pedestrian-only section in the centre that makes it ideal for strolling and people-watching. The famed thoroughfare leads to Gendarmenmarkt, a massive square that serves as the city's gathering place and is home to numerous street performers. Book a Berlin vacation rental in the winter and you'll really see the square come alive as it hosts Germany's beloved Christmas Markets. Warm yourself with mulled wine in the outdoor market as you shop from local vendors for Christmas gifts for friends and family.


Climate during your stay in Berlin holiday rentals

Before you book a Berlin vacation rental, you should know that the weather varies by season. For instance, summers are often warm with high humidity, while winters can be cold and dark. In the summer months, daytime highs can climb to 25 degrees, while winters see temperatures dropping below freezing. Spring and autumn vary as well, with daytime temps ranging from anywhere from 8 to 19 degrees. Berlin is also a winter wonderland with snow usually falling from December through March. Rain can fall throughout the year as well, but the city rarely accumulates more than 570 millimeters annually.

Natural highlights

Hey foxy! Getting wild in the streets of Berlin

Berlin might be a bustling metropolis, but the city offers plenty of pristine natural settings, usually in the form of sprawling urban parks. These green spaces are even home to wild animals, such as foxes, racoons and boars. Don't be surprised to see some of these animals roaming the streets of Berlin late at night. Birdwatchers will love Tierpark and the banks of the River Spree, where they might spot everything from white-tailed eagles to wild grey herons. On the outskirts of the city, the asphalt jungle gives way to wetlands peppered with numerous woodlands and lakes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Berlin

The nearest airport is in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station and Potsdamer Platz Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Berlin by catching a ride on the metro at Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn or Tiergarten S-Bahn.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Berlin

Couples can find an array of romantic attractions in Berlin. Holiday homes can be found near places like Reichstag Building, a neo-renaissance parliament building with a picturesque glass dome with panoramic city views, and East Side Gallery, a graffiti project that covers part of the Berlin Wall. You’ll also like Alexanderplatz, a historic meeting and marketplace with an iconic TV tower.

Where to stay near Berlin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 700 holiday rentals near Berlin. From 592 Condos/Apartments to 72 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Berlin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Berlin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 592 Condos/Apartments in Berlin. Our other popular types of Berlin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 72 holiday houses
  • Villas: 7 holiday houses
  • Studios: 578 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Berlin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Berlin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.