Today, the town of Berlin is a wonderful example of what can be done when citizens work together for the success of their community. The renovation of the town center and the historic preservation of the commercial and residential districts are a result of the cooperative efforts of local citizens, businesses, and the Town government. Berlin's beautiful tree-lined streets, Victorian town center, museum, and historic homes captivate those who visit. The National Register of Historic Places lists 47 individual structures in Berlin, which represent nearly two centuries of architectural heritage. These structures are well-preserved or renovated and date from three distinct periods: Federal, Victorian and 20th Century. The town center features mostly brick structures with compatible rooflines, proportionate window and door openings, uniform setback from the street and bulkheads beneath the lower windows. Magnolias, sycamores, tulip poplars, bald cypress and ginkgo trees add to the beauty of the town's setting. An audio-cassette walking tour is available for rent at the Glove Theater. Located just minutes from Ocean City and Assateague Island National Seashore, Berlin enjoys a superb location and offers visitors a variety of shopping and dining experiences.
Berlin was the location for the filming of Paramount's Runaway Bride and Disney's Tuck Everlasting. The town sponsors many events during the year. A Spring Celebration with its famous pig races, a Village Fair with bathtub races, a Jazz and Blues Bash and the famous Fiddlers' Convention, which coincides with Ocean City's Sunfest, in September. A Victorian Christmas runs the entire month of December. This kicks off on Art's Night on Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. Animated figures dress some of the shop windows, carolers, carriage rides, just to name a few things that happen during the month. Check the website at www.berlinchamber.org for more details.
Berlin is one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" as well as being named in Smithsonian magazine's “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016”.