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Berlin Germany, Berlin Federal State

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  • History (8312)
  • Shopping (7638)
  • Museums (6688)
  • Culture (6531)
  • Sightseeing (4581)
  • Monuments (3819)
  • Nightlife (3213)
  • Food (2187)
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  • City Trip (1893)

What is it in Berlin that makes history come to life?

Jane
Jane, Australia

7 days ago Report

We went on a walking tour with 'Walking Tours in English' for 4 hours around Central Berlin, costing 12 euros. Fantastic value. The Deutche History. Museum is also amazing, not to mention Panorama exhibition near Check Point Charlie

How can you enjoy the sights in Berlin while avoiding the crowds?

Simon
Simon, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

If you are going to see some of the museum's in and around Berlin I would definitely recommend the museum pass. It gives 3 consecutive days access to all museums in the program (you get a book telling you which ones with the card). You only need to go in to three museums and you have pretty much broke even on the cost of the card. It also cuts out most of the ticket queues as you just show the card to get in. You do still need a timed ticket for some museums though so read the signs as you will be refused entry if you don't have one, they are free but where required you must have one. If you are going to the Pergamon museum I would recommend getting there before it's scheduled opening time. I got there half an hour before the advertised time and was let in. A couple of hours or so later and there was a 2hr queue just to get tickets. It is also stupidly busy on weekends as buses ship a lot of tourists in from the surrounding cities and countries so I would avoid these days if possible.

Why do you recommend Berlin for food?

Lynn
Lynn, Canada

8 days ago Report

We actually didn't enjoy the food in Berlin in the typical restaurants. When we went a bit further away from the key tourist area, we found some lovely little restaurants (including at the ME art gallery - great food)! My daughter says that her favourite German food is Italian, and sadly it was. We did find the most amazing food hall in the big department store.

What did you discover about the museums in Berlin that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

8 days ago Report

Martin-Gropius-Bau is always hosting some great stuff, it's always a sure shot. And it's quite cheap. Don't ignore photography galleries in open spaces like train stations etc. (like World Press Photo in 2014).

Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Berlin start with?

Merve
Merve, Turkey

15 days ago Report

Museum Island - Pergamon, Neues Museums, Bode Museum, National Gallerie. DDR museum. East Side Gallery - the wall. Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Berlin?

Rebecca
Rebecca, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Visit the main tourist attractions then explore the experiences like the stasi prison or take an unterwelten tour to gain a greater understanding of the lives of people in Berlin in the past.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Berlin.

Yochai
Yochai, Israel

25 days ago Report

Primark, malls, Sunday flee markets

What makes Berlin one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Subrata
Subrata, Germany

5 days ago Report

Extremely well spread and well connected public transport network and disablity friendly as almost all of the U-bahn/S-bahn station have either escalator or lift.

Where's the best place to go dancing in Berlin?

Deborah
Deborah, Ireland

6 days ago Report

Berghain is second to none if you like techno, but watch out, its difficult to get in!
Arena is a great club, good atmosphere and great surroundings

Is there more to shopping in Berlin than just brand-name stores?

Dariusz
Dariusz, Poland

7 days ago Report

You should go to SoTo Store on Torstrasse and take the Highsnobiety map including shops and you'll discover shopping heaven in Mitte district! :]

What's the best way to make the most of Berlin by foot?

SIEW KUANG
SIEW KUANG, Singapore

3 hours ago Report

City bus tour, City on Bike is the most popular way to travel around Berlin if you are in hurry or first visit. There are also popular tour at some famous landmark with tour agent bringing you around free of charge.
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What aspect of the culture in Berlin was so different than back home?

Merilyn
Merilyn, United States of America

12 days ago Report

The traffic was a quiet, pleasant hum and the youngsters we saw in groups were youthfully exuberant but not obnoxious except a bit very late night on the UBahn where they all drink beer openly. It was so clean, and insect free I actually began counting flies! Saw five in all the two weeks in Germany. I remarked on this to someone we met in a cafe and he said that it was because the country was so clean. I'd move there in a heartbeat just for these high-quality amenities.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Berlin.

Fiona
Fiona, Ireland

9 days ago Report

Leisurely Sunday brunch at literaturhaus cafe wintergarten
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Berlin?

Merilyn
Merilyn, United States of America

12 days ago Report

reasonable for bus, rail, and U-Bahn. I rarely use public trans but this was very pleasant and reasonably convenient except for stairs getting into UBahn stations, though many have escalators or elevators if you want to hike over to those. I prefer the buses.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anja
Anja, Japan

27 days ago Report

Sidestreets of Kudamm (e.g. Schlueterstrasse), Prenzlauer Berg (around Helholtzplatz), Kreuzberg (e.g. Bergstrasse)

How do you find the best beer in Berlin?

Slobodan
Slobodan, Macedonia

21 hours ago Report

Try the "Brauhaus Mitte" close to the Alexanderplatz train station. They have their own house beer and and excellent restaurant.
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Berlin has to offer?

Bettina
Bettina, United States of America

1 day ago Report

You will have to do some home cooking, get some groceries from the amazing stores and markets and cook your own food. The Turkish stores has amazing fresh vegetables and meats to cook up Sucuk, Sesame Bread, Feta Cheese with Tomatoes, Cucumber, olives for breakfast. Try Mante with yogurt and Kofte for Dinner with a fresh salad with cucumber, feta, olives, tomatoes and mint leaves.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Berlin?

Anonymous, Unknown location

14 days ago Report

If you want to experience the true nightlife in Berlin - DO NOT GO CLUBBING!!! Too many bouncers in Berlin are probably not valued in the society, therefore they take it out on tourists (stupid gorillas on steroids) ... It is very very very difficult to get in night clubs there, and when you do, it is totally NOT worth it.. Better go bar crawling, you will meet much more people and see much more of the city...

Why is the atmosphere in Berlin something people rave about?

Loretta A
Loretta A, United States of America

27 days ago Report

It's a very vital city, pedestrian and family friendly, and full of diversity, from it's people to places of interests, to it's food.

Why do people recommend Berlin for the parks?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

8 days ago Report

You can have a nice brunch/dinner there, sunbathing, watching people. Almost every park is designed for having a break.

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