Berlin is a bus destination for both Eastern and Western Europe. Most major European cities offer bus routes to Berlin, either directly or via connection. Buses to Berlin from the UK leave daily from London Victoria Coach Station. There are two operators, Eurolines and Berlin Linien Bus. Travelling with either takes a total of 20 hours, there are no changes but passengers have at least four convenience stops along the way. Buses arrive into one of the city’s key stations, known as ZOB Berlin. The terminus receives international travellers from all over Europe, as well as Germany. It is well connected to the centre of town by S-Bahn train, bus and U-Bahn (underground) public transport services, the journey takes around 10 minutes by road and 5 minutes by rail. Station Berlin Ostbahnhof is the city’s second major bus terminus, it is served by long-distance and regional routes. Visitors can take the S-Bahn or bus into Berlin, either option takes around 10 minutes.
Berlin is a cosmopolitan city with a diverse history. There are numerous cultural attractions,but the ideal starting place is the DDR Museum. Here tourists can enjoy an interactive learning experience, finding out about life in the former DDR and viewing its many exhibits. Alexanderplatz's famous sculpture is an amazing sight, as is the Berlin Cathedral and Brandenburg Gate. History buffs will appreciate Checkpoint Charlie or a city tour along the River Spree. There are numerous parks in Berlin including Tiergarten, which contains the Victory Column.