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The 19th century Austrian composer Franz von Suppé once wrote a set of lyrics that stated ‘You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.’
A couple of hundred years later, you don’t have to be crazy to visit Berlin. In fact, you would be crazy not to.
Berlin is one of the world’s most exciting capitals. And not just because of its wild nightlife.
It is a vibrant, cultural metropolis that combines the grandeur of a capital city with one of Europe’s most dynamic counter-culture scenes.
It has atmospheric neighbourhoods, hip bohemian shops and bars and an artistic heritage that stretches from Bowie to Le Carre, Isherwood to Depeche Mode.
Today’s Big Deal offers the opportunity to experience everything this evocative city can offer.
Or at least as much as you can pack into a three-night break in this exciting destination.
The Big Deal offers return flights to Berlin with Ryanair from Glasgow International, with luggage allowance, and three nights room only accommodation, in the four star Hotel Amano Grand Central.
The offer is based on two sharing a double or twin room.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Glasgow International airport. Available dates for departure are as follows:
14th-16th, 18th-19th, 21st-23rd, 28th January
4th-6th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th February
5th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 28th March
10th-11th, 14th-15th, 17th-18th, 20th-22nd, 24th-25th, 27th-29th April
2nd, 5th-6th, 8th-9th, 12th, 15th-16th, 19th-20th, 22nd-23rd, 29th-30th May
2nd-3rd, 5th-6th, 8th-10th, 12th-13th, 15th-17th, 19th-20th, 23rd, 26th-27th June
Flight times may vary – outbound times vary on certain dates, and include 07:30, 07:50, 13:00 and 14:10. Inbound flights can be 12:20, 14:20 or 13:35.
Fantastic hotel location
Centrally located next to the Berlin Central Train Station, the four star Hotel Amano Grand Central is ideal for the leisure traveller.
The contemporary rooms all have free WiFi, soundproof windows, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone, and a safe.
Guests can enjoy a sundowner and panoramic views in the Sky Bar on the sixth floor while the ground floor bistro serves innovative French-Mediterranean cuisine.
There is a well equipped fitness centre on the first floor.
Berlin has plenty of attractions to suit all tastes. Sir Norman Foster’s ultramodern Reichstag design and the Brandenburg Gate are obvious architectural highlights, although the old Eastern quarters of the city also exert a fascinating appeal.
Bowie fans may want to make a pilgrimage to the Hansa studios on Potsdamer Platz in Kreuzberg, location for the singer’s iconic Berlin recordings.
Nearby, the grungy S036 club retains its authentic 80s atmosphere and still stages live music.
The city has countless art venues and small galleries, with a cosmopolitan feel. In particular, the hipster neighbourhood of Neukölln is a great area to explore, with its cool bars, shops and clubs.
Hotel Amano Grand Central has impressed plenty of guests on TripAdvisor. Recent comments include the following excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Shining clean rooms and great location. Located just opposite Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central railway station), this is a great property. It was my first visit to Berlin and it all became very easy due to the hotel’s proximity to metro, tram and bus stations/boarding points. Staff were very cordial and professional. Rooms were also very clean…’
‘Superb hotel that covers everything you need and a bit more. The service was great as well. Highly recommend this to everyone staying in Berlin. Two minute walk to the central station. The restaurant at the hotel is also very good.’
‘Beautiful hotel. This hotel was spotlessly clean, very modern and worthy of its four star rating. Breakfast was plentiful and catered for everyone. The hotel is situated across the main railway station- very convenient and easy to get to nearby attractions…’
For fans of espionage thrillers, Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, cool neighbourhoods or spectacular modern architecture, a Berlin city break is the perfect escape.
With direct flights and conveniently located accommodation, today’s Big Deal puts you right in the heart of this energetic city, ready to enjoy a leisurely exploration of one of Europe’s most atmospheric destinations.
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