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December 22, 2014
Neues Museum

Berlin is a museum-lovers dream. Not only does the city boast unique, small museums like the Bauhaus Archive, the Currywurst Museum and the Museum of Things – it also home to some of the largest, most well-respected institutions in Germany, many of them located on the world renowned Museum Island. Museum Island’s sheer scale can […]

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December 20, 2014
Bebelplatz

Walking around Berlin, you will encounter dozens of lovely city squares – but few can rival the fascinating and disturbing history of Bebelplatz. From magnificent opera, stunning architecture, a prestigious college and a unique memorial to a dreadful Nazi book burning, a short visit to Bebelplatz is worth straying from the main Mitte (Central) thoroughfare […]

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December 18, 2014
Top Five Biergartens in Berlin

As soon as the winter weather warms up and the first temperate days of spring emerge, Berliners flock to the hundreds of biergartens in the capital to enjoy the sun, meet with friends, and of course – drink steins of Germany’s best beer. Originating in Bavaria, beer gardens (translated from biergarten) are large outdoor areas […]

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December 17, 2014
Shopping in Berlin

Shop till you drop – this motto, designed for New York City, could be Berlin’s motto as well. Beautiful boulevards, huge department stores, shopping malls and fancy little shops – better arrive with an almost empty suitcase. Here are some tips on where to go shopping in Berlin. If you are more looking for the […]

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December 16, 2014
Live Music in Berlin

Live music flourishes in Berlin, with hundreds of venues showcasing every genre of music imaginable on a nightly basis, often with much cheaper cover charges and tickets than in other European cities. Here are our top five choices for unique live music venues where you are guaranteed to have a good time, whether you live for […]

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December 14, 2014
Best daytrips from Berlin

There are more than enough activities and attractions to keep you busy in Berlin for years, but if you are visiting for more than a few days, you may want to take a short journey out of this bustling metropolis to see some of the surrounding areas. Here is a list of five suggestions for […]

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December 9, 2014
Pergamon Museum

Often listed as one of the most impressive collections of antiquities in the world, Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is well worth a visit - whether you are a seasoned archaeologist, a complete classical arts novice or any interest level in between. Filled with breathtaking monuments of massive scale, a trip to the Pergamon will humble you […]

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December 8, 2014
New Year’s Eve in Berlin

You’re in Berlin over the holidays and don’t know what to do at New Year’s Eve? Celebrate the new year with Berliners eating their name-sake donut cakes, melting metal for good luck, partying till dawn, with fireworks and a lot of fire crackers in the streets. New Year's in Berlin's city center can be pretty […]

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December 5, 2014
Alternative Christmas Markets in Berlin

Germany has a reputation for celebrating Christmas with gusto. Traditional Christmas markets are popular throughout the country, and draw millions of visitors each year, but alternative markets are popping up all over Berlin. Though many tourists may associate the smells of sweet Glühwein (traditional mulled wine, literally translating to “glow wine” owing to the rosiness […]

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December 3, 2014
The Berlin Palace (Humbolt Forum)

Located just across the road from the Berliner Dom and Museum Island in the center of the city is the Berlin Palace, formerly the Royal Palace.  It was once the home of Brandenburg Electors, Prussian Kings, and German Emperors from the 15th century until the end of the First World War. It was largely destroyed […]

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November 26, 2014
10 Top Christmas Markets in Berlin in 2024

There are roughly 100 Christmas markets in Berlin (no joke) and this post covers some of the top markets in Berlin for 2024. Bratwurst and roasted almonds – that’s the typical smell of a German Christmas market. The more Northern in Germany you are, the earlier dusk comes and a German Christmas Market is most […]

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November 23, 2014
Spreepark Berlin

Every now and then, a bizarre and wonderful attraction lies just off the beaten track, seemingly existing only to beckon to the traveler who has seen it all. Berlin’s Spreepark is just that attraction – a massive, surreal amusement park opened in 1969 and abandoned in 2002. Famous amongst urban exploration aficionados and purveyors of […]

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November 20, 2014
Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum in Berlin is one of the most-frequented museums of Jewish arts, culture and history in the world, with nearly one million visitors per year. A visit to the museum is an opportunity to pay homage to over two thousand years of Jewish history in Europe, and to recognize both historical and contemporary […]

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November 11, 2014
Bauhaus Archive

If you have ever gazed upon a modern cityscape and wondered why certain buildings, facades and gardens look the way that they do, you will want to head to the Bauhaus Archive for some answers. This museum and library, often referred to as “a temple of design,” is dedicated to the Bauhaus School, one the […]

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November 4, 2014
Berlin Zoo

Consistently topping Berlin’s list of “must-see” attractions is the Zoologischer Garten, more commonly known to English speakers as the Berlin Zoo. This world-class institution is much more than an unparalleled menagerie of exotic animals – it is a historical landmark, a hive of scientific study and a chance for visitors and students to learn about […]

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October 27, 2014
Self-Guided Kreuzberg Walking Tour

Kreuzberg is named after the hill with the cross ("cross mountain") where this tour ends It is a Berlin district that has enjoyed more and more popularity. Kreuzberg can be divided into east Kreuzberg, more unkempt and rich in immigration (the former SO36 postal code also gives a nickname to the area), as well as […]

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