Category: Things To Do

Ways to Get on the Water in Berlin

April 2, 2015

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River Spree, Berlin

Spread along the banks of the River Spree and dotted with lakes and canal ways, it’s easy to forget that the German capital is landlocked and there are plenty of fun ways to get on the water in Berlin. Here are some ideas.

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Berlin’s Most Unique Bars

February 5, 2015

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Discover Berlin's most unique bars

Long renowned as one of Europe’s party capitals, Berlin has something for everyone when it comes to nightlife and with everything from traditional beer gardens and dive bars, to swanky wine bars and hip speakeasies, Berlin’s bars are as varied as the city itself. If you’re looking for something a little different though, seek out Berlin’s most unique bars and sip poolside cocktails in the middle of the city, order a whisky in a Wild West Saloon or discover one of the city’s growing population of hidden bars. Here are some of the best.

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Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Neighborhoods of Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain

January 29, 2015

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Big Herman, now home to €2 million apartments

When you think of traveling in Berlin, what comes to mind? Perhaps visiting Checkpoint Charlie to see pieces of the old wall, or visiting the Parliament building and Brandenburg Gate. Museum Island is also a favorite – if you like being surrounded by a bunch of other tourists. As a short-term resident of Berlin, I had already seen those things and yearned for something different. That’s why the Berlin Off the Beaten Path Walking Tour really appealed to me. Not only was it a small group tour, which afforded everyone the opportunity to ask questions, but it also made it easier to get to know each other and to have small talk while walking from site to site.

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Berlin’s Unique Theater Scene

January 22, 2015

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Deutsches Theater, Berlin. Photo courtesy of rosmary via Flickr.

Long regarded as one of Europe’s cultural hotspots and home to an impressive three opera houses and seven symphony orchestras, there’s always something going off in Berlin and the city is as famous for its prestigious opera companies as it is for its boundary-pushing contemporary arts. Berlin’s unique theater scene is the perfect example of this juxtaposition and while the city’s East End Theater District might not be a match for New York’s Broadway or London’s West End, it’s renowned for its huge variety of international and German theatre, alternative and independent theater companies, and an ever-changing roster that includes opera, classical theater, musicals, children’s plays, puppet shows, cabarets and performance art.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Berlin

January 15, 2015

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Berlin's Museum Island

As renowned for the harrowing events of World War II as it is for its ultra-modern reinvention as an arts and culture hub, Berlin is one of Europe’s most celebrated capital cities, drawing millions of tourists each year. A city of vibrant contrasts, there’s more to Berlin than meets the eye and to get you started on your journey of discovery, here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about Berlin.

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Tips for Visiting the Berlin TV tower

January 8, 2015

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Berlin's TV Tower at night.

Germany’s tallest building and the second tallest in Europe behind Moscow’s Ostankino Tower, the Berlin TV Tower (Berliner Fernsehturm) looms 368 meters over Alexanderplatz and offers spectacular bird’s eye views over Berlin. The landmark tower was erected for the 20th anniversary of the GDR in 1969, located in what was then East Berlin, and is now one of Berlin’s main tourist attractions. Here are a few tips for visiting Berlin’s most iconic building.

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