Berlin and Paris are two popular destinations in Europe. Both cities offer many attractions and interesting sights.

Berlin or Paris?

1. Berlin x Paris Overview

Berlin or Paris?Berlin – ©Christian L

Berlin or Paris?Paris – ©Corey Buckley

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, with several attractions and famous sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral. You will certainly breathe a lot of history and get an idea of how the city was divided after the Second World War.

In Berlin, countless attractions will take you back to that period, such as the Berlin Wall Memorial and Check Point Charlie.

Paris is the capital and largest city in France, located on the banks of the Seine. The city has beautiful architecture, is rich in culture and famous for its gastronomy. It is the city of light and love.

2. Hotels

Berlin Marriott Hotel©Berlin Marriott Hotel

InterContinental Paris Le Grand©InterContinental Paris Le Grand

In Berlin the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 76 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 233.

And in Paris the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 131 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 409.

3. Shopping

Mall in BerlinBerlin – ©KP Ivanov

Shopping in ParisParis – ©Serge Kutuzov

Berlin is home to the famous KaDeWe department store, and the city’s most fashionable area is the Kurfürstendamm.

Paris is full of shopping streets, shops and boutiques that include major luxury brands. A mandatory stop for shopping in the city includes the famous Galeries Lafayette Paris.

4. Museums

Museum in BerlinBerlin – ©Reiseuhu

In Berlin it is possible to visit the Museum Island, a complex with 5 museums on an island on the banks of the Spree. In addition to this museum complex, the city offers other options of world-class museums.

Paris offers numerous world-class museums, including the largest and most visited museum in the world, the Louvre.

5. Parks

Park in BerlinBerlin – ©Adam Vradenburg

Park in ParisParis – ©Kirsten Drew

The Tiergarten is the most popular urban park in Berlin with an area of 520 acres. It is also considered one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

Paris is home to some of the most beautiful parks in Europe, such as the Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Plantes, Parc Monceau and others.

6. Palaces

Palace in BerlinBerlin – ©Wesley van ‘t Hart

Palace in ParisParis – ©Jimmy JAEH

In Berlin, the largest palace complex is the Charlottenburg Palace, which was damaged during World War and then reconstructed.

While Paris is known for its museums and galleries, there are also historically significant palaces in and around the French capital, such as the Palais du Louvre, the Palais du Luxembourg, the Palais-Royal and the famous Château de Versailles in Versailles.

7. Day Trips

Schwerin day trip from BerlinSchwerin

Château de Versailles day trip from ParisChâteau de Versailles – ©Anthony Choren

From Berlin it is possible to visit the beautiful cities of Potsdam, Schwerin, Dresden on a day trip.

On a day trip from Paris you can visit the Château de Versailles, Disneyland Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, the Loire Valley.

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