Welcome to Berlin, the shapeshifting capital, a metropolis of energy, creativity and opportunity. This guide will be your Rosetta stone; we will help you unlock this exhilarating city, with our... More > insider’s round up of all first-timer mustsees and dos. Inside is all you need to know about Berlin’s past, present, neighbourhoods, transport, language and all our favourite spots and essential sights. We won’t let shortness of time or money stop you from having the best time.
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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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From oppressed and divided, to diverse and creative, Berlin is now a place where everybody wants to be.
It’s a better place because of what it’s been through and overcome. This is... More > displayed by the stretch of the Wall that is now the East Side Gallery. Pieces of the past and old industrial lots are now transformed into art centres, hostels and clubs. What began as counterculture is now culture.
This is a city that’s bigger than New York but, laid back; in all areas other than club entry. People of some 185 nations are residents of this metropolis, and that comes through in the culture: home of the Doner, second home of tango and home to thousands of foreign artists.
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Brimming with lush green expanses, lively plazas, and vibrant street art, this world-renowned party city has much more to offer than a diverse and energetic nightlife—although it has that, too.... More > This guide will take you on a journey to Berlin’s iconic monuments, allow you to discover its hidden gems, and probe you to enjoy its notorious nightlife. Ready to explore? Let’s go!
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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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