The lively Berlin is the capital of Germany and it’s famous for being the most sociable city of Europe. Also, Berlin is considered the art capital of Europe for so many reasons: from fascinating street art to upcoming young artists it is the home of creatives. If you’re into culture, you won’t get bored in Berlin!
Take it easy: if you want to discover the genuine Berlin lifestyle, just go to a local café near Kreuzberg, and have a lovely brunch. The city is all about good vibes, chilling and enjoying the unique atmosphere. The city has so many wonderful parks around, so locals are always out for a picnic. Don’t forget to visit the legendary Berlin Wall, where you will also find the biggest flea market of the area and the most stylish vintage stuff ever. Rent a bike and explore the metropolis on the way!
The always busy Alexanderplatz is the urban centre of the city, where you can find many lively shops, cafés and restaurants. In case you ever get hungry, don’t worry: Berlin is a paradise for street food lovers and international cuisine. From fine dine Korean food to traditional Turkish delights you can get anything you want!
If you’re looking for some night-out fun, then you must check out the iconic dance clubs and concert halls of Berlin. From opera to electronic music there is something for all ages to enjoy! Berlin inspired so many popular movies and novels, it’s impossible not to fall in love with its special atmosphere.
Berlin's iconic building is the Brandenburg Gate, close to the famous Berlin Wall. Two steps away is the Reichstag, which is the home of Bundestag. Its building is a good example for the elegant combination of the traditional and modern architecture.
Here you can learn more about the history of the divided Berlin during the Cold War. It was one of the crossing points between West Berlin and the East Berlin. You can have a look at the military booth and the trail of the Wall, and there is also a museum, which helps to understand that black period of the history, that had a huge impact not only on the city but whole Europe.
Berlin boasts some of the richest museums in the world. Museum Island is a unique ensemble of five museums on Spree Island: the Pergamon Museum (Oriental Historical Architecture), Bode (Sculpture Collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art), the Neues Museum (Ancient Art), the Alte Nationalgalerie (Art of the 19th century), Altes Museum (Medieval art).
Stations of Berlin U-Bahn network are easily recognized by the blue-colored U-logo. 10 metro lines transport passengers from 04:30 AM to 01:00 AM every day (out of these, night buses replace metro lines). The 10th and shortest line, U55 is closed until December 2018.
S-Bahn runs in, around, and outside of the city. Lines which cross the city meet at Friedrichstrasse, where the "Palace of Tears" used to stand, which was the transit point between East and West Berlin with thorough control. Around the city center on Ringbahn, line S41 runs clockwise, and line S42 runs anti-clockwise.
329 daytime and 39 night routes serve citizens. Routes are numbered with a 3-digit code, 3-numbered lines are normal buses, M-lines are MetroBus services (running 24 hours a day), X-lines are express buses (including TXL, the shuttle to Tegel Airport), and N-lines are night buses. Bus 100 is the affordable alternative for sightseeing tours as it covers some important attractions of the city.
Your hunger in Berlin can be mitigated with many dishes, but the two most authentic solutions are currywurst and döner kebab. As these dishes are sold mostly from street kiosks and buffets, don't stick to the shining city center as the outer districts might provide a more original experience.
DDR museum on the bank of Spree gives a preview of the everyday life of people who lived in the German Democratic Republic.
Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg state which surrounds Berlin. It takes about 30 minutes from the city center by train or S-Bahn. Sanssouci park is the part of UNESCO World Heritage. Inside the park, the Sanssouci Castle is the gem of Potsdam. Buy your ticket online to the castle as the number of visitors is limited!
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