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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 9, 2014
Paris on A Budget: The Rodin Museum

Bonjour. I am Lindy I have lived in the beautiful city of Paris since 2009, and I would like to share with you my personal top 10 things to do if you are visiting Paris on a budget, or just if you want to get away from the madding crowd at the Eiffel tower! 1 […]

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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 26, 2014
Tiergarten

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
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 deadzone owing to its location in the shadow of […]

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October 16, 2014
Visiting Checkpoint Charlie and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum

This post will focus on Checkpoint Charlie, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and other historic locations you will find nearby. We will provide details about the when to visit, how to get there, and what to expect. What is Checkpoint Charlie? Plan Your Visit Museum Tickets Museum Exhibits Nearby Exhibits Berlin Walking Tours What is Checkpoint […]

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September 27, 2014
What is the weather like in Paris in October?

This post is an overview of the weather in Paris during October, including temperatures and rain forecasts, as well as things to do. Temperatures How Much Sun and Rain What to Wear What to Do Free Tours by Foot   HOW WARM OR COLD IS PARIS IN OCTOBER? The weather in Paris in October starts out […]

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September 23, 2014
How is 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. Temperatures How Much Rain? What to Wear Things to Do Weather in September Weather in November AVERAGE TEMPERATURES Daytime high temperatures will tend […]

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September 11, 2014
Best Berlin Flea Markets

No visit to Berlin is complete, without exploring the atmosphere of the best Berlin flea markets.  Some markets take place every day.  Others take place on a weekly basis.  Some are dependent on the weather.  If you like to explore the different culinary delights, buy some fresh produce, explore local arts and craft, or just browse, a […]

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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 Western district of Charlottenburg, close to the river Spree, you find one of the most beautiful palaces in Berlin. 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 green […]

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July 22, 2014
Gendarmenmarkt

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 27, 2014
Where to Stay: Best Budget Hotels in Paris

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you’ve probably already figured this out, but the city can get expensive. Really expensive. You’re just not going to get the same value for money as you will in other European cities. Luckily, Paris is worth the extra cost. If you adjust your expectations, there are some good […]

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