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May 13, 2016
Gay Berlin: A Guide for LGBT Travelers

Berlin is the self-proclaimed gay and lesbian capital of Europe. Given the large number of gay bars and parties, gay-friendly hotels, street festivals and Pride events year-round, Berlin is a mecca for LGBT travelers.   We've created this post to navigate you to the gay Berlin resources and activities you'll want to know about. Gay […]

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February 17, 2016
Free Things to Do in Berlin

This post provides ideas to enjoy Berlin absolutely for free, with a few almost free ideas mixed in.   Berlin is a great city, and what's best, is that you can enjoy it on whatever budget and at whatever pace you choose.   Brandenburg Gate This monumental ceremonial gate was modeled after the “Propylaea”, the […]

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January 29, 2016
Berlin Graffiti and Street Art Tour

This is a self-guided tour of the varieties of graffiti and street art one can find on the streets of Berlin.  Graffiti and street art is very typical for Berlin and can be found everywhere. The former city mayor described Berlin as "poor and sexy". Graffiti and street art just fit right into this slogan. While […]

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October 21, 2015
Jewish Berlin Tour | Self-Guided

This self-guided Jewish Berlin Tour gives a short overview of the major sights in Jewish history in Berlin. For centuries, Berlin had a vibrant Jewish culture and was the birth place of important Jewish movements such as the Jewish Enlightenment in the 17th Century and the Reform and Modern Orthodox movements. Despite times of hardship, […]

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October 1, 2015
Spandauer Vorstadt - Self-guided tour of Historic Old Berlin

While the old historic center of Berlin was destroyed in World War II and most of the buildings are reconstructions, the Spandauer Vorstadt, between Alexanderplatz and the theater district (e.g. Friedrichstadtpalast with its Las Vegas-like shows) has the real old houses from the 18th and 19th century. This neighborhood had also been the center of […]

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October 1, 2015
Self Guided Berlin Walking Tours

We are happy to have produced several self guided Berlin walking tours and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours to be used on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours. Some tours are only available as a self-guided tour.  We hope these tours are helpful to you. […]

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September 24, 2015
Self-Guided Tour Berlin-Charlottenburg

START at U-Bahn Richard-Wagner-Platz (U 7) Stop A - Cross Otto-Suhr-Allee and have a look at the huge building with the 89m (270 ft.) tower. This was Charlottenburg City Hall (Rathaus) when it opened in 1905 and Charlottenburg was still an independent (and rich) city. In 1920, Greater Berlin was established, and today Charlottenburg isn’t […]

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August 25, 2015
Things to See in Berlin Mitte | A Self Guided Tour

Berlin-Mitte East START at Alexanderplatz (A) with the S-Bahn, several subways (U-Bahn), streetcars and buses. The square had been used as a market for livestock and was named Ochsenmarkt (oxen market) before it was named Alexanderplatz in 1805 on the occasion of the visit of the Russian Tsar Alexander I. Most of the buildings are […]

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February 26, 2015
Holocaust Memorial Berlin Guide

Just 300 meters south of the Brandenburg Gate is a field of stelae, dark grey blocks that stand out in the urban landscape. Officially, this is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), however, it is more commonly referred to as the Holocaust Memorial.   Location The Memorial […]

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February 11, 2015
The Oberbaum Bridge

Berlin’s most beautiful and most photographed bridge is the two storied Oberbaum Bridge across the Spree.  It links two former boroughs that are now one: Friedrichshain in the former East Berlin and Kreuzberg in the former West. Both districts are known for their interesting nightlife. Check out our FREE self-guided Friedrichshain tour and the self-guided […]

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January 26, 2015
The Memorial for the Uprising of June 17, 1953

At the intersection of Wilhelm- and Leipziger Straße there is the  “Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953” (Square of the Uprising of 1953) at the forecourt of the huge building that used to be Hermann Goring’s Ministry on Aviation during the Third Reich and is now the German Department of Finance. What was that uprising about […]

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January 9, 2015
Craft Beer Berlin

Looking for Craft Beer in Berlin? Craft Beer excites us. But not only us: many other people, too. Beer having character, handcrafted beer, honest beer. Beer from the underground, wicked beer. This is the motto of Berlin’s Braufest, a craft beer festival that was held in the capital in May 2014, an event poised to […]

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January 2, 2015
Alte Nationalgalerie

Museum Island is one of the main tourist attractions in Berlin for culture vultures, antiquity appreciators and heritage fanatics – but what about those of us who just love a good painting? Four of the five museums on the Spree (The Pergamon Museum, The Neues Museum, the Altes Museum and the Bode Museum) focus on […]

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December 30, 2014
Bode Museum

Museum Island is a top destination for visitors to Berlin and locals alike, a culture-lover’s paradise where a ticket costing only eighteen euro buys you access to five of the most esteemed collections of antiquities in Europe.  Each of the massive museums located here has a theme based on the era, region and purpose of […]

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December 26, 2014
Altes Museum

Museum Island is one of the top tourist attractions in Berlin. It's a museum-lovers paradise that houses five of Europe’s most impressive collections of antiquities, art and culture. While the Pergamon Museum may draw in hordes of adoring travelers to marvel at its monolithic treasures and the Neues Museum is a favourite of those who […]

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December 24, 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

One of the most unexpected features on the busy landscape of central Berlin is the bombed-out spire of an 1890’s era church – The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche). Rising tall into the sky near Zoo Station, the wreckage is incongruous with the modern city around it, a visible reminder of the destruction in Berlin’s […]

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