Berlin Local Customs

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  • 1. Food and Drink

    The Internationales Berliner Bierfestival is a blast of a festival held near the Alexanderplatz. I counted 3 separate major stages where bands were playing, and the booths of beer vendors went on for...

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  • 2. People (Germans, Berliners..)

    Though not unique to Berlin, it does have more than its fair share of allotment gardens with over 800 complexes. You frequently see them along side the railway tracks and on other pieces of land close...

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  • 3. Useful Information

    I didn't see any playing grounds for small kids in Berlin. Do they hide them somewhere? Instead I did find one but outside Berlin on my way back to Poland. It was a small playing ground at the first...

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  • 4. Art and Culture

    I turned to be so called „African days“ when I was visiting Berlin in June 2012. The African market and celebration stage took place in Alexander square (Alexanderplatz). It was not only possible to...

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  • 5. Service Charge and Tipping

    Service charges are generally added to restaurant and hotel bills in Berlin, making tipping unnecessary. Some of the smaller cafes and bars are excluded from this custom and it is standard practice to...

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  • 6. Bears

    Berlin’s coat of arms features a black “bear rampant”, that is standing on his hind legs and facing to the left – you will see it everywhere you go. Indeed you will see all sorts of bears, as this...

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  • 7. History

    When you think of Berlin, what do you think of? I’m guessing that quite high on many people’s lists will be the Berlin Wall. How odd for a city to be notable for something that is for the most part...

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  • 8. Traffic

    Whenever I saw a taxi stand in Berlin there were exclusively white Mercedes taxis waiting for consumers. Coincidence? Law? Or maybe Berlin's taxi drivers love Mercedes cars and believe (like most...

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  • 9. Language

    I highly recommend first time visitors to Germany to visit http://www.languages4everyone.com/ for important stuff on the language. I'v logged on there and the website proves the best language site to...

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  • 10. Sights

    Free tour is a tour I can recomend to everyone visiting Berlin, especially for the first time, as me. Big group gathered near Starbucks coffe, near Branderburg gate. The group was shared into smaller...

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  • 11. Multicultural Berlin

    Unexpected hitch happens with us in the front of an arch of the Brandenburg Gate - I saw with surprise, that the landscape behind an arch differs from habitual. I shout: "There is one more arch!". We...

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  • 12. Restrooms

    At one stage there were dozens of these cast iron Octagonal Cafés in Berlin, but they were for men only and had a bit of a smelly reputation. This one was renovated and opened in June 2003 in...

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  • 13. U-Bahn and Transportation

    In the end you do need to walk. Cycling is popular you can hire one many do! Take a boat trip lasting one hour or several hours. S-Bahn: U-Bahn; Bus, Tram {Your ticket can be used on all} but not...

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  • 14. Newspapers and Magazines

    Everybody knows that Berlin is the place to be for nightlife, music, art and general good times but what help is that when you don't know your Kreuzberg from your Kartoffel. Locals recommened I should...

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  • 15. Shopping

    I found this graffiti - humorous and colorful drawings on the wall of the building which housed Checkpoint second hand store at Mehringdamm 57 (Kreuzberg). That's why I entered the store. The drawings...

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  • 16. Famous Berliners

    Klaus Wowereit is the mayor of Berlin. As far as I know he was the first "officially gay" mayor of Germany - and he definitely fits perfectly to Berlin because he is cool! (Well, I don't know many...

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  • 17. Opening Hours

    I just read mccrorj's local custom tip for apotheke's in Berlin. I wanted to add that every pharmacy posts a list of which pharmacy is on call. You can go to your nearest pharmacy, check the list in...

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  • 18. Weather

    Germany has a moderate climate, the summers are warm but the winters certainly get cold. The warmest months of the year are from May to September. The average temperature in July, for instance, varies...

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  • 21. Sparrows at Alex

    In the winter absence of the drunks and punks the gardens were pretty much deserted except for a large flock of sparrows. With my home Island ( Lundy ) being...

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  • 22. Bugatti studio car

    When I saw it exposed big WOW was the first what crossed my mind because new Bugatti project looks fantastic. I am not big fun of a cars but this project cought...

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  • 23. Oldtimer, forever young

    The good old days when manufactures didn't need to launch a new type of a car almost every minute, as they do it novadays. This beautul Bugatti captured my...

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  • 24. Erotik museum

    Beate Uhse is synonym for soft porn industry, lady who rule in that field for more then 50 years. Her museum of erotik is situated in Charlottenburg district,...

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  • 25. Ampelmann - the traffic light man

    The traffic light man (Ampelmann) from the East side of town is a bit of a cult figure. It is different from the West side man and so popular that traffic...

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