Re: Thinking about planning a trip to Germany next year. Germans... HELP!!! :)
There are museum passes for Berlin, too, with varying options. The first time I went to Berlin it was October, during the festival of lights, which was beautiful.
If you don't go with your family you should stay at Baxpax Downtown Hostel (baxpax.de) It's the best hostel I've ever stayed in - excellent location, great price, spotlessly clean, I could go on and on.