Which cities are close to Berlin?
Major cities near Berlin, Germany
Is Berlin expensive to visit?
Berlin is by far the cheapest capital city in Western Europe, so it's a great place for budget-minded travlers and backpackers seeking world-class museums, cheap food, crazy nightlife, and affordable accommodation. Prices are slowly rising but there are still easy to visit without spending a lot of money.
Is Wannsee worth visiting?
Locals sometimes complain that it is touristy as it makes all the guidebooks, but it is really worth the aggravation. Go on weekdays or early to avoid the crowd like a real German. Visitors may also walk around the lake (and possibly dip in for free). The area is heavily wooded with impressive 1920s architecture.
The city itself is rough as well. Even though most parts have been heavily renovated and lost some of their historical charm, there still are those buildings from the past that show signs of their GDR history. Those brown and grey facades, still coloured by the coal production.