Germany offers travelers the best of both worlds with its mix of tradition and modernity. While Berlin, the capital of Germany, boasts vibrant art and music scenes, Hamburg is famous for its beautiful parks and canals. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus, while Frankfurt and its skyscrapers are the largest financial center on the continent and home to the European Central Bank. With plenty of iconic castles, beer, music and hiking trails, Germany has something that appeals to travelers of all kinds and ages. AAA and Travel Bound can create a custom vacation for you, including hotels, sightseeing, and activities. Check out some of our best Berlin recommendations below.
$25 per person savings (maximum $50 per booking) for public sightseeing OR $40 off a one-way Private Transfer per booking based on a minimum hotel stay of 3 nights or longer.*
Mandala Hotel ★★★★★
This modern five-star property consists of 157 air-conditioned guest rooms and is located in the heart of Berlin, providing clients easy access to the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. Along with a welcoming lobby, there is a small bar and seating area on the first floor, and you’ll find a relaxing spa on the top floor that gives you access to a sauna, gymnasium, and beauty parlor. Room service is available 24 hours a day, or dine at the hotel’s trendy restaurant, where daylight floods in through atrium windows. It’s a luxurious retreat right in the heart of Berlin.
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin ★★★★
This property has a total of 148 air-conditioned guest rooms and is located just a short 10-minute walk from a wide variety of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and popular attractions. Relax in the lobby’s comfortable seating area, or enjoy the indoor heated pool, gymnasium, sauna, and massage services. This hotel also offers a business center, concierge, babysitting services, bicycle rentals, and Wi-Fi (for a fee), as well as a restaurant that specializes in modern cuisine. This is a non-smoking property, and pets are welcome.
NH Kurfuerstendamm ★★★★
Situated centrally within easy reach of the Savignyplatz S-Bahn Station and the Uhlandstrasse Underground Station, the NH Kurfürstendamm is a central hub for business and leisure travelers alike. From yogurt and fruit to fresh-baked waffles, their breakfast restaurant gives you the energy you need to seize the day. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant’s relaxing interior or step outside to the summer terrace for fresh air, lush foliage, and al fresco dining. This hotel has tailored 161 air-conditioned guest rooms and six suites to meet the needs of its guests. All guest rooms feature modern technology and thoughtful amenities, including high-speed internet and Wi-Fi (for a fee). The hotel also has a sauna and gymnasium, and pets are welcome.
Best Western Am Spittelmarkt ★★★
The Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt has 244 comfortable and modern guest rooms, including family rooms. The breakfast room is bright and airy and provides a varied breakfast buffet to give you a great start to an active day in Berlin. The hotel is situated on a peaceful side street in the heart of the city and is a short walk from famous Friedrichstrasse. Centrally-located next to Spittelmart, a U-Bahn underground rapid transit railway, the hotel allows guests easy access to Berlin’s main attractions, including Alexanderplatz, Zoologischer Garten, the exhibition center, the Branderburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt Square, and the bars and restaurants of Potsdamer Platz. This is a non-smoking property, and pets are welcome.
Berlin Wall Bike Tour
From East to West – trace the wall that divided the world. Join us for this half-day tour of Berlin to learn about the city’s history. On this four and a half hour bike ride, you’ll travel out of the Mitte district and into what was formerly East Berlin, where the Berlin Wall once stood. You’ll ride along the imposing Karl-Marx-Allee and past the colorful East Side Gallery and powerful Treptower Park Memorial as your guide recounts the timeline of major world events that put Berlin at the forefront of the Cold War tensions.
Includes: Services of an English-speaking guide and bike rental
Duration of tour: 4 hours 30 minutes
Munich and its Beer
Gray Line Tour – Munich is the city of beer, breweries, and beer festivals. The art of brewing is a centuries-old tradition in Munich and is captured perfectly during this exclusive experience. This behind-the-scenes adventure takes you into the Paulaner brewery, where master brewers share production history, insider tips, and, of course, samples!
Includes: Transportation by coach, entrance fee to Paulaner Brewery including beer sampler (or soft drinks for children)
Duration: 3 hours
Third Reich Berlin – Insider Walking Tour
This tour provides an in-depth history of the Third Reich and visits the significant sites related to the regime. Insider Tours helped National Geographic compile the documentary “Fortress Berlin,” and this tour focuses on the information and sites features in that film. You’ll see the bombed-out Memorial Church, which was the emblem of the ferocious Allied bombing campaign, and learn about the frantic defense of the capital of the Nazi Third Reich. You’ll also follow the route of the Soviet attacks towards the final battle for the Reichstag while learning more about Goering’s Air Defense Ministry, visit the ruins of Himmler’s SS, see the Gestapo HQ at the ‘Topography of Terror’ exhibition, and make other historically-relevant stops.
Includes: Services of an English-speaking guide
Duration: 4 hours
Ask your AAA Travel Consultant for information on visiting other areas of Germany. With AAA and Travel Bound, you can custom-design your perfect vacation to Germany!
* $25 per person savings (maximum $50 per booking) for public sightseeing -or- $40 off a one-way private transfer per booking based on a minimum hotel stay of three nights or longer. Transfer/sightseeing should be in one of the cities booked but can be in any city where Travel Bound offer services and must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure. Applies to FITs only. Other restrictions may apply.