Posts Tagged: Berlin for Free

Things to do in December in Berlin

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December is a great time to visit Berlin. Even though the days are getting shorter and you need to bundle up, there are still plenty of things to do and many sights to see. Early December can offer great deals on hotels or show/theatre tickets. December is also the month when you can indulge in […]

How is the weather in Berlin in April?

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Berlin Weather

The month of April in Berlin is a month that offers changeable spring weather and tends to be cool and sometimes wet. Here is a breakdown of weather conditions: Temperatures Temperatures early in the month mostly range from the upper 30s F (3-4C) in the morning to the mid-50s F (12-13C) during the afternoon. A […]

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

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The Brandenburg Gate is the symbol of Berlin and the reunited Germany as well. The six columned gate with the quadriga (a chariot drawn by four horses abreast) on top is situated at the “Pariser Platz” in the center of Berlin, next door to the American Embassy. The Reichstag is close and the avenue “Unter […]

Topography of Terror

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Berlin Topography of Terror

This post is a preview of the Topography of Terror Museum.  Berlin is a city with an extremely troubling past. As the location of the Nazis rise to political power, Hitler’s command center during World War II, and a fractured city split into two by the Cold War-era Wall, modern Berlin has many difficult tales […]

13 Free Things to Do in Berlin

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Berlin for Free

This post provides 13 ideas to enjoy Berlin absolutely for free, with a few almost free ideas mixed in.  This is the best city in the world for a lot of reasons but mostly because no matter where you come from you can enjoy this city on whatever budget and at whatever pace you choose. […]

Berlin Graffiti and Street Art Tour

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Berlin Street Art

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 […]

Spandauer Vorstadt – Self-guided tour of Historic Old Berlin

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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 […]

Self-Guided Tour Berlin-Charlottenburg

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Berlin Charlottenburg Palace

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 […]

Tours and Things to Do in East Berlin

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This post is a review and comparison of Cold War themed guided tours as well as a self-guided tour of things to see and do in East Berlin. Although Berlin has been a unified democratic city since 1990, there are still some sites that can give you an understanding of the hardships that East Berliners […]

Things to See in Berlin Mitte | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to do Berlin Mitte East

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 […]