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Over the last 25 years, Berlin has shot into the premier league of European tourist destinations. The quiet revolution of 1989 in East Germany paved the way for Berlin to emerge as the capital of a newly unified Germany. The city which symbolised the Cold War division of Europe has reinvented itself as an assertive world-class city. It has managed to do that without losing its radical traditions.

A sluggish economy and Berliners’ disdain for corporate capitalism combine to work to the advantage of visitors. Berlin is extremely good value. Reaching the city is made all the easier by the wonderful range of trains serving Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. This crystal cathedral devoted to trains opened just in time for the Football World Cup in 2006.

There are direct daytime international services from Berlin to Amsterdam, Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Budapest, Basel, Berne, Interlaken, Poznan, Gdansk and Warsaw. Additional destinations served by overnight trains include Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Smolensk, Vienna and Zurich. This excellent range of international links is complemented by hourly departures to principal cities across Germany such as Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich.

All this makes Berlin the perfect jumping-off point for rail journeys to cities across central and eastern Europe. But don’t neglect places closer to hand. There are frequent trains from Berlin to Germany’s Baltic coast resorts and a dense web of rural regional routes gives access to the city’s beautiful hinterland – a region of lakes and forests which is cherished by Berliners but overlooked by many visitors to the German capital. If heading out-of-town on regional rail services, bear in mind that not all trains depart from Hauptbahnhof. Direct trains to the nearby Polish city of Szczecin leave from Gesundbrunnen station, while services to Kostrzyn depart from Berlin Lichtenberg.

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Munich to Berlin by train

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Brussels to Berlin by train

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Cologne to Berlin by train

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Copenhagen to Berlin by train

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Interlaken to Berlin by train

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Eindhoven to Berlin by train

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Delft to Berlin by train

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Leipzig to Berlin by train

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Heidelberg to Berlin by train

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Düsseldorf to Berlin by train

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London to Berlin by train

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Magdeburg to Berlin by train

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Dresden to Berlin by train

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Rotterdam to Berlin by train

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Kiel to Berlin by train

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Essen to Berlin by train

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Nijmegen to Berlin by train

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Lübeck to Berlin by train

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Koblenz to Berlin by train

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Mainz to Berlin by train

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Bad Bentheim to Berlin by train

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Liège to Berlin by train

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Maastricht to Berlin by train

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Roermond to Berlin by train

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