Berlin has something for everyone: whether you’re a hipster or history fan, music lover or art fanatic, fashionista, foodie or techno-loving night owl.
Whatever your interests, this guide has... More > been compiled to help make your time in this vibrant city as exciting and worthwhile as possible. We have made it our mission to visit and research the best that Berlin has to offer and along with details of the top attractions, have included a survival and orientation guide to help you get started on your Berlin adventures.
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Once described by its mayor, Klaus Wowereit, as “poor but sexy”, Berlin is a city in a constant state of evolution. Following the end of over half a century of totalitarian rule in 1989,... More > it has spent the last 24 years developing a character completely its own.
A hub for artists and musicians, tech start-ups and hippies; it is a place where ‘unorthodox’ lifestyles are so common they might as well be orthodox. Whatever your interests, Berlin has something for you. A plethora of galleries and museums, a history unique and curated so as to be part of the fabric of the city, delicious restaurants, high quality cheap eats and never-ending nights out.
In this guide, we have pulled together some of the city’s highlights, to help get your Berlin adventure underway. We hope, with our help, you might be poor but sexy too.
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WILLKOMMEN IN BERLIN...
...And welcome to the city that never sleeps! A city dripping in history and culture. A city where you’re in the minority if you don’t have a facial piercing.
If... More > you’ve been here before, you will definitely have seen him around. If not, prepare to get an eyeful! He’s the Berlin Bear, official mascot and sole occupier of Berlin’s coat of arms since 1280. Now he’s your official guide to
this vibrant and astounding city – and since he’s been here for so long, you know you’re in safe paws!
To make this guide simple, he’s broken it down into several categories and included the best Berlin has to offer in each. He’s handily included as much info as you should need:
opening times, costs, and some city dweller’s insider tips.
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Berlin is one mental metropolis that you will never want to leave. Refusing to hide from its past and always striving towards a better future, the entirely unique history (the Wars, the Nazis, the... More > Wall, the influx of immigrants and hippies, the rise of techno and the rule of the creative industry) sets it so far apart from other European cities.
All it takes is one short walk and it feels like you are travelling in a time machine.
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The Berlin Dictionary is a participatory dictionary written by over seventy contributors who submitted their favorite and most memorable “Berlin Words.” With definitions ranging from the... More > Arena to the Yoko and everything in between, the Berlin Dictionary is a must-have for current and former Berlin residents. Featuring over thirty illustrations.< Less