You might say "Why Berlin ?"
I'd say "Why not "
No travel place is off limits to myself unless it is a no go war zone or warned away by the foreign office. We choose to go to Berlin through Expedia , we had previously used Expedia when we went to New York.
We found the experience easier and stress free , the flights were more than the accommodation but at short notice this is usually the case.
We made sure that the build up to our stay was as stress free as possible from organising the cattery to arranging airport parking and hotel which we did with APH. The Berlin hotel we went for was the Movenpick hotel which is in the Postdamer area.
and is about a mile from the Bradenburg gate and Checkpoint Charlie and the Topography of Terror are literally round the corner.
The hotel had a industrial heart and was a former Siemens building and there is a sympathetic nod to its industrial past and heritage .
There's a danger you can overload with museums in Berlin there's no sense in trying usefully there are a plethora of museums on the aptly named museum island ( which sounds as if it is part of a Scooby Doo mystery) We concentrated on the Germany history museum .
Which was just to take us through Germany's past in all its various guises.
Who can resist a cute little East Germany car with a happy smiley face!
And walking back from museum island towards brandenburg gate keep your eye of for signs of the East Germany.