LateRooms.com - Celebrate German Unity Day in Berlin
August 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLateRooms.com reports people looking for a good party while staying in Berlin hotels might like to visit the city for German Unity Day.
Celebrating the moment in 1990 when the reunification process of West Germany and East Germany officially ended, this public holiday takes place on October 3rd each year and is celebrated throughout the country.
Although the city of Bremen is due to host the official Unity Day festival for 2010, Berlin has a reputation for throwing a memorable party to mark the occasion.
As this year represents the 20th anniversary of Germany's formal reunification, the event promises to be particularly memorable.
The German capital's celebrations are traditionally based around the Brandenburg Gate and the central Strasse des 17 Juni boulevard.
Here visitors will find music and other live entertainment, food, drink and plenty of dancing.
Despite the nature of the festivities, foreign visitors should not feel excluded from the celebration of reunification.
The organisers of Berlin's Unity Day party are always keen to promote the event in a pan-European context, as the events in Germany occurred amid the breaking down of other boundaries between east and west.
A separate event commemorating the day the Berlin Wall came down takes place in the German capital each November.
This celebration tends to be more of a raucous affair, while German Unity Day is characterised by structured civic events.
Last year, the city marked the 20th anniversary of the wall's crumbling with a special Festival of Freedom at the Brandenburg Gate.
An information tour organised by the German government to commemorate the 20th anniversary of reunification was launched in Berlin this summer. It is set to visit 50 cities around the country before arriving in Bremen for October 3rd.
LateRooms.com offers a variety of accommodation in Berlin, including the Maritim Hotel Berlin.
LateRooms.com is part of B2C sector of TUI Travel PLC's Accommodation and Destination Division. Also within this sector are AsiaRooms.com and Hotels-London.co.uk.
LateRooms.com is the UK's leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 37,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.
LateRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.
LateRooms.com arms customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 540,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel.
LateRooms.com is the first online site to use VisitBritain's official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.
To view LateRooms.com press pages, please see http://press.laterooms.com/