Category: Things To Do

Romantic Things to Do in Berlin

February 6, 2014

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Sunset over Berlin. Photo courtesy of OneLastPicture via Flickr.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the German capital will be pulling out the candles and rose petals, and hosting a number of special couples events around the city. You don’t have to wait until February 14th though – there are plenty of romantic things to do in Berlin all year-round. Here are a few ideas.

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Berlin Base Flying

January 23, 2014

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Brave Berlin base flying from the Park Inn in Alexanderplatz. Photo courtesy of erik Vanden via Flickr.

Berlin might not seem like a top destination for adventure sports, but adrenaline junkies visiting the German capital can still get their kicks without leaving the city. In recent years, Berlin has become a popular spot for Base flying or Base Jumping, a hair-raising activity that involves bungee jumping or skydiving from the top of a building. Berlin base flying takes place at the Radisson Berlin Park Inn Hotel in Alexanderplatz, where brave participants will plummet from the 125-meter-high rooftop.

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Learning About Street Art in Berlin

January 12, 2014

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Mural on an abandoned building in Berlin

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 storefronts, brick walls and apartment buildings. But what you might first assume is just ugly vandalism, you’ll come to see as a window into the history and culture of Berlin.

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Art in Prenzlauer Berg

January 9, 2014

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Berlin's vibrant street art.

With a longstanding reputation as one of Berlin’s coolest and most bohemian districts, it’s no surprise that Prenzlauer Berg has a thriving arts scene. Fueled by the students, writers and artists that frequent the area’s bars and cafes, and centered around the Kulturbrauerei arts complex, the neighborhood has been flexing its creative muscles since Germany’s reunification back in 1990.

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Things to Do in Berlin in Winter

December 26, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Goldmund100 via Flickr.

With a dusting of snow adding a white sheen to the city skyline and shop-fronts glittering with elaborate Christmas light displays, winter is one of the most atmospheric times to visit the German capital. Whether you’re on a mission to complete your Christmas shopping or fancy hitting the ski slopes, make sure you add these to your list of things to do in Berlin in winter.

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Christmas in Berlin

December 12, 2013

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Christmas in Berlin. Photo courtesy of Ron Gilmore via Flickr.

As the capital of Germany (originator of the world-famous Christmas Markets) there are high expectations of Christmas in Berlin and the city pulls out all the stops to ensure its festive season is nothing short of magical. Festivities kick off in November when Berlin’s Christmas lights are switched on and the city center is illuminated with millions of fairy lights and yuletide decorations. This is the time to start your Christmas shopping, so make the most of the late night openings, warm your hands on a cup of hot Glühwein (mulled wine) and hit the shops.

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