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Trendy Shops, Art Galleries

by Octave

Im going to Berlin in mid-august and i would like to stay in a cool neighbourhood with art galleries and trendy shops, and not far some of the major sight-seing. some place where you can hang around on the street. Is there such place in the Berlin. I read that there's a lot of going on now in arts in Berlim. A lot of forgeneirs artists are moving to Berlin to work. Is there a specific place where i can experience this "movement"?

Re: Trendy Shops, Art Galleries

by Turtleshell

You'll find most art galleries within the Mitte area i.e. around Hackesche Hoefe, the so-called Scheunenviertel. Prenzlauer Berg has some independent galleries, too but noticeably fewer.

A possibly not complete but comprehensive list of galleries can be found here.
http://www.galerien-berlin.de/

As for "trendy" shops ... its similar here. Fashion: definitely Mitte, again around Hackesche Höfe (not inside the Hoefe / courtyards, mind you), Rosenthaler St, Neue Schönhauser St. ....

As well as Prenzlauer Berg: Kastanienallee, Oderberger St, the area around Helmholtzplatz (my favourite spot in Berlin), Rykest. and Kollwitzst.

To my knowledge, the often mentioned Friedrichshain is more a party-area than a place where you'll find art galleries.

To really get a feeling of the dynamic behind Berlin's art scene, I'm afraid you need to stay a little longer and need to get in touch with people, rather than to simply walk down the streets. A lot is pretty inconspicuous for the lack of better words and escapes the view of tourists.
There's a newsletter and a at least one Yahoo-Group setup and run by english speaking artists in Berlin. Maybe google for it and check for upcoming events.

Travel Tips for Berlin

Unter den Linden - Humboldt University

by yooperprof

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) was a Prussian attorney and scholar of the early 19th century. He and his brother Alexander (1769-1859) helped to found Berlin University. (The institution was renamed in their honor in 1949.)

This main administration building, however, was constructed in the middle of the 1700s for Prince Heinrich, the younger brother of Frederick the Great.

Ampelmännchen

by elpariente

Ampelmännchen el “hombrecillo del semáforo” es uno de los iconos de la Alemania Oriental
Se empezó a utilizar en 1961 , el Ampelmännchen rojo extiende sus brazos en cruz para señalizar la prohibición de cruzar, mientras que el verde está dando un paso hacia adelante, indicando que el paso está permitido.
Este diseño lo patentaron y actualmente es un gran negocio

Ampelmännchen the "litle man in the traffic light " is one of the icons of Eastern Germany
It was used since 1961, the Red Ampelmännchen raises his arms in cross to indicate the prohibition of crossing, while the green is taking a step forward, indicating that the crossing is allowed.
This design is patented and is now a big business for his owner

Potsdam

by Pijlmans

Visit the picturesque palaces and gardens in Potsdam.

Potsdam can easily be reached by train or subway (U-Bahn) with a so-called ABC ticket.

We were here January 2009, just after some snow and walked through the park and the village most of the day. Because of the cold, we decided to take a tour in palace Sanssouci, which turned out to be a total rip-off.

The tour was 8 euros for just 30 minutes with an audio-guide. There were way too many people in our group which made it impossible to walk around the small rooms and have a good look at everything. So, just admire the outside and spend your money on some Bratwurst and Gluhwein!

best europe shops

by maya1902 about all in mitte area

I think that Mitte district offers to guys the best for the moment.
same items in Rome cost much more;and here you've a bigger choice.simply go around Hackescher Market-Rosa Luxemburg strasse-Rosenthaler Platz.the wonders' triangle for non convetional shoppers.
If you like luxury you can't loose La Fayette galleries on Friedrichstrasse.three floors of elegance,plus a resturant and "supermarket" and then you enter in Quartier 205 and 206(art deco style,wonderful):you have to go there!!! clothes,shoes,bags and other accessories the range change from shop to shop.
Obviously in La Fayette you can expect to pay something more

Open Air Bar

by yellowstar about Strandbar

This bar has sand on its floor and it is located at the river Spree in the middle of the city. The atmosphere is very special since the bar is open air and the people are sitting in sun chairs and under umbrellas - even at night time!! Many Berlin students are going there and you feel the life beating here.
I don't know whether it is just open in summer - but i could imagine... just normal - be yourself!!

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