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October 26, 2014

Whether Berlin is just one stop on your travel itinerary or the sole destination for a weekend city break, escaping the metropolitan hustle and bustle and spending time in nature is good for your mind, body and soul. Thankfully, Berlin is home to one of Germany’s largest urban parks, the Großer Tiergarten, a 210-hectare green […]

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October 17, 2014
What and Where Is Potsdamer Platz?

Located in a coveted position near the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and Tiergarten, Potsdamer Platz is a bustling hive of activity in central Berlin - the perfect place to catch a film, sip a latte, or shop for some designer duds. Once a cultural and social dead zone owing to its location in the shadow […]

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October 16, 2014
Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum

This post focuses on Checkpoint Charlie, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and other historic locations you will find nearby. We will provide details about when to visit, how to get there, and what to expect. What is Checkpoint Charlie? Checkpoint Charlie was Berlin’s best-known crossing point between what was before 1990 communist East Berlin and the […]

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September 23, 2014
The Weather in Berlin in October

October finds the temperatures falling fairly rapidly in Germany's Capital City with mostly cloudy skies and fairly frequent rainy days. However, there are still nice days here, especially early in the month. As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in my new career […]

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September 11, 2014
The Best Berlin Flea Markets

No visit to Berlin is complete without experiencing the awesome vibes and great bargains of the city's colorful flea markets. Berlin's flohmarkts (German for flea markets) are the place to go to find everything from vintage merchandise to artisan crafts, from antiques to junk. Here is our take the Berlin's best flea markets! Trödelmarkt Straße […]

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September 6, 2014
The Former Ministry on Aviation in Berlin

Between Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie in the Wilhelmstraße, there is a large building in shell limestone with hundreds of windows - the former Ministry on Aviation.  The building opened in 1936 and is used today for the Department of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was conceived as the Ministry of Aviation, […]

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August 31, 2014
Charlottenburg Palace

In the Berlin District of Charlottenburg, close to the River Spree, you find one of the most beautiful palaces in Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg. It's the largest royal residence in Berlin dating back to the Hohenzollern family and a great destination for a half-day trip. The whole complex is about 500 meters/1,500 feet long, dominated by a […]

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July 22, 2014

In Berlin Mitte, what was formerly called the “Friedrichstadt”-  close to the station Bahnhof Friedrichstraße-  you’ll find a beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt. The square features a concert hall and two large cathedrals. Throughout the year, there are markets and cafes to enjoy, street music and free concerts going on. You might just want to stroll around and take […]

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July 1, 2014
Museum Island

Berlin doesn’t have one big museum like the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York or the British Museum in London. But Berlin has something similar: Museum Island, an ensemble of five museums right in the historic center of Berlin, next door to the huge Berlin Cathedral or “Berliner Dom” and the construction site for […]

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June 16, 2014
Berlin River Cruise Tour

There are many ways to explore Berlin on a visit: By double-decker, on a bike, or on foot. But nothing is as relaxing as a cruise on the river Spree and/or on the many other waterways of German’s capital. The Spree and more You can spend an hour on the river Spree and visit the […]

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April 30, 2014
Cheap Ways to See the Berlin Skyline

Berlin is a big city and many visitors are looking for ways to get a great bird’s eye view of the city. There are many options and cheap ways to see the Berlin skyline  depending on your budget and sightseeing expectations to be on top of the clouds.  For many Berliners and visitors a visit to […]

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April 25, 2014
Cheap and easy ways of getting to and from the Berlin airports

Are you looking for cheap and easy ways of getting to and from the Berlin airports Schönefeld (SFO) or Airport Tegel (TXL) by public transportation? Berlin currently has 2 airports and both are connected to the public transportation system, so there is really no need for you to order an expensive taxi. Yes, taxis might seem more […]

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April 17, 2014
FREE Exhibitions on the Holocaust in Berlin

There are many exhibitions and sights that remind visitors of Berlin’s dark past. Here are the most visited that should not be missed. Free Tours by Foot also offers a Third Reich Tour if you want to learn more on the topic. Topography of Terror Documentation Center Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin Daily 10 a.m. – 8 […]

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