One of the main icons...
One of the main icons of Berlin hardly exists anymore. You can buy a piece in a souvenir shop or go see the little remains near the Hauptbahnof and the Reichstag. The East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery in the world where the longest remaining section has been painted in bright, optimistic colours. To identify the west part of the wall, look for the colours. The east part is always grey :-((
The Love of the Arts
To go to operas, art galleries, music shows, theatres and such are very reasonable prices in Berlin for the most part, prices can be reasonable one place then very expense for a different kind of performance. I think its to allow the average persons to go and see instead of making the prices so high where only the very rich can afford to go. I noticed many smaller theatres as well, some are specially Russian or other nationalities with productions from certain places but all are welcomed to come. Some were tickets priced as low as 5 Euro, but still very enjoyable for the evening.
At almost every information board in the U-bahns you will see the place with displays what going on involving art and music around the city by date and month. These boards will display the location and address of various theatres or events taking places. Also telly numbers and how to contact for tickets.
First: For Up-To-Date-Information on Exhibitions and Opening Hours call Museum Info-Line at phone: 030 - 20 90 55 66
If you would like to see a museum displaying musical instruments themselves, why not there the Musikinstrumenten Museum. It?s in Tiergarten 10785, Open: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun at phone: 030 - 25 48 11 78. There are over 2000 instruments dating back to the 1500s.
For general museums information, there are 16 museums that are part of The National Museums of Berlin. They are galleries displaying archaelogy and art history culture, oh many things from both Europe and other parts of the world.
Here are some locations:
Berlin - Mitte, Museumsinsel-Like the Pergamon and Altes Museum
Berlin - Tiergarten, Kulturforum
Berlin - K?penick
Berlin - Charlottenburg- These are in Charlottenburg Palace which was built during the 17th and 18th century. Across from it in Schlossstrasse are the Egyptian Museum and the Berggruen Museum
Berlin - Dahlem, Museen Dahlem-mostly with themes from outside Europe, its being renovated and upgraded to show more
Soviet Monument in Treptower Park
Take the S-Bahn to Treptower Park, go along the Spree for a few 100 mtrs and turn right. You'll feel like being in Moscow, there's a huge monument built on a mausoleum. A lot of Soviet soldiers who fought in Berlin at the end of WWII are buried there.
Shopping since 1904
The department store Hermann Tietz opened in 1904 at almost exactly the same location. Before Kaufhof moved into the building, it was since 1970 the biggest 'Centrum' department store in former East Germany. Kaufhof's in the building since the early 90s.
Mo.-Fr.: 09:00 - 20:00 h
Sa.: 09:00 - 20:00 h
During the Christmas season they have a little Christmas market and an ice-scating rink in front of the department store. No entrance fee.
2,60 Euro/skating time men's, women's, childrens clothes, sporting goods, computer, electronics, books, CDs, cosmetics and much more.
Subway / Tram
A day pass (Tageskarte) for all public transportation within Berlin costs 6,00 euro and can be bought at any U-bahn station. As of 2007, the Berlin U-Bahn is the most extensive underground network in Germany.
Operations started in 1902.