Find a cheap car holiday in Germany at Risskov and go on a great self-drive holiday to Berlin. Find a family-friendly city break and get exploring. Lichtenberg is a major district on the outskirts of Berlin, from where you are within easy reach of all Berlin's major sights. Lichtenberg is the perfect mix of modern and traditional, as well as city life with a village feel. The area presents itself as a lively and green neighbourhood that offers a great setting for the whole family.
Lichtenberg was part of the former East Germany and the major headquarters of the East German secret service Stasi was located in the district. Today, the former headquarters is an exciting museum where you can learn all about the fascinating history of the Stasi. The Stasi was known as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence services in the world and this included the thorough surveillance and registration of East Germans. The museum is very interesting and you can take a closer look at Erich Mielke's office, surveillance technology and the old prison cells.
The district is also home to Berlin's largest zoo, Tierpark Berlin, which is also Europe's largest landscape zoo. With more than 160 hectares and 8,500 animals, there's plenty to see. The large green garden areas provide lovely surroundings for the many animals and the elephants are particularly popular as the garden is known for its successful breeding of elephants. In addition, one of the major attractions is the cat house, where tigers, panthers and jaguars are found in fairly large numbers. Go on a great city break drive to Berlin with the whole family and control the speed and what you want to see in the big city. Find the perfect family holiday at Risskov.
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