Known for its lively night life, sites of historic interest and its many attractions, Berlin is a must-see amongst Europe’s significant cities. Take a guided tour of the Berlin wall to fully embrace the history of this iconic relic. There are various areas to stop and listen to the story behind the wall and there is also some interesting graffiti and art projects going on at some of the stop points. There are also a number of things to do for those enjoy a little art and culture including Museum Island, home to five of the city’s most popular museums. Visitors who love the outdoors can take a walk through Grunewald Forest or browse the bargains at the market in Mauer Park. Although Berlin is relatively safe, it is best to take some precautions to ensure you get through your trip unscathed.
Precautions to take when visiting Berlin
Berlin is well policed by extremely competent law enforcement so it is relatively safe. However, there are some less than savoury areas so stay away from so be sure to avoid side streets and alleys, particularly if you are alone at night. Doing the following will deter pickpockets:
- Wearing a money belt under your clothing
- Keeping your wallet or purse out of sight
- Putting your handbag in front of you in restaurants
- Being vigilant at ATMs
- Avoiding wearing flashy jewellery
It is also wise not to carry to much cash around on holiday. You may even have an accident or injury in your hotel, during day trips or during your travel to Berlin. These may include slips, trips and falls, water- or food-borne illnesses or road accidents. Should this be the case and it was someone else’s fault, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make a compensation claim to the holiday company.
Package holidays and compensation
The Package Holiday Regulations apply to compensation claims made in the UK. This means that you may apply for compensation to the travel company you booked your holiday with. A specialist company like Accident Advice Helpline can help you process your claim whether you have had a fall down some damaged stairs or whether you were involved in a car accident and sustained an injury. You can give us a call for free, no-obligation advice on our free 24-hour phone line or start our 30-second test to determine if your claim is likely to be successful.
Date Published: May 12, 2014
Author: David Brown