Category: Things To Do

Art and Culture in Berlin’s Mitte district

August 20, 2015

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Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin's Mitte district

The historic heart and strategic center of the German capital, Berlin’s Mitte district is where most visitors spend the majority of their time. There’s no shortage of landmark attractions; the Bradenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Cathedral can all be found here, as well as Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz. But for those who’ve already seen the sights, it’s the vibrant art and culture in Berlin’s Mitte district that keeps them coming back.

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Berlin’s Long Night of Museums

August 6, 2015

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First held in Berlin back in 1997, the now-legendary Long Night of Museums has since been adopted by more than 120 cities all around Europe and the world, and it’s a long-standing favorite of the capital’s cultural scene. Held biannually (typically in March and at the end of August), Berlin’s Long Night of Museums offers visitors single-ticket entry to all of the city’s top museums, art galleries and cultural venues, with more than 80 museums keeping their doors open from 6pm to 2am.

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50 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Berlin

June 25, 2015

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Berlin at night

A sprawling city with a rich cultural heritage and harrowing history, Berlin has reinvented itself in the new millennium as one of Europe’s must-see destinations and the cosmopolitan, fashion-forward capital is thoroughly captivating. Whether you want to check off the top sights, enjoy the city’s legendary nightlife or seek out some quirky off-the-beaten-track sights – add to your itinerary these 50 unforgettable experiences to have in Berlin.

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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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