Berlin Travel Tips
Of strategic importance since it first straddled the Spree River in the 13th century, Berlin went on to hog center stage in the turbulent 20th century. Today the city has been restored as the nation's capital, and is the focus of a mammoth project of reunification and the barometer of Germany's moods.
Berlin is the heart of Germany, with a stoic beat that echoes through grand public buildings, glorious museums and theaters, urbane restaurants, bustling pubs and raucous nightclubs. The Wall is gone but Berlin is still divided: there's a distinct segue from the glitz of the west to still-shabby East Berlin.
Written by Jonine, March 2013
I had the best time a couple of years ago on the viator tour in Berlin on Segways. I am not fit or flexible but this mode of transport saved my poor feet and let us cover a lot of groiund in good ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Some of the most compelling art collections aren’t put together over decades by committee, but rather express the personal vision of an individual collector: think of such maverick institutions as ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
About halfway along its eventful journey from the Czech border to Berlin, the River Spree suffers a multiple personality disorder, breaking down into innumerable canals and tributaries to form ...
Written by Katie H, February 2013
Berlin is known as one of the major capitals of street art. Down nearly every street, in every neighborhood, you’ll find colorful murals, avant-garde designs, or graffiti scrawled small and large on ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
East Central Berlin has been transformed into a trendy mecca for students, artists, young people and the politically left-wing. Once separated by the wall, the neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and ...
Written by JC, Germany, August 2011
Berlin’s centrally located Tempelhof Airport began operations in 1923. It has a place in aviation history as the birthplace of Germany’s national airline, Lufthansa, and the colossal, curved ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
You can tell a lot about a city by what it throws away. Or, in the case of flea markets, resells. Berlin has a great selection of second-hand markets where you can find everything from worthless ...
Written by JC, Germany, December 2011
Come December, cool Berlin residents drop the ‘tude and succumb to Yule fever in dozens of Christmas markets across the city, some spanning the entire Advent season, some just a few days. Here’s a ...
Written by Viator, June 2012
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city’s creative arts have taken center stage. Perhaps this is due to the fact that for so long the residents of East Berlin couldn’t express themselves freely, ...
Written by JC, Germany, November 2011
signature dish is Currywurst, a sausage covered in tomato sauce and
curry powder. From that nugget of information you might assume that the
cuisine on offer in Berlin is a) not ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2012
Berlin ’s Reichstag
dates from the late 19th century, although its function as a seat of
parliament ended in 1933 with the rise of the Nazis, and a fire which
gutted the building and served as ...
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