Berlin Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by alancollins
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by alancollins
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by alancollins

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Berlin

  • 1. Outside Berlin

    A park I always try to go to is Schlosspark Buch. It's north of Berlin on the edge of B-zone, if you go by S-Bahn S2. You can enter the park just outside the station and immediatly it's like you are...

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  • 2. Things to do

    Berlin has the reputation of being a dense metropolis, conspiring an uneasy blend of former Soviet 'syeriy' (grey - "monotony") & western modernism... It came as a personal revelation then, to find...

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  • 3. Treptower Park

    Treptower Park is an awesome experience just for the russian memorial. what a lot of people miss is the fantastic afternoon that can be had by the river on a Saturday afternoon. As you enter the park...

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  • 4. History - World War II

    I came out to this area after watching a BBC TV program by Matt Frei about Berlin. I wanted to see the SS Housing that had been talked about in the program. As to be expected there are no signposts...

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  • 5. Public Art

    Robert Montgomery is one of my favourite artists. His most recent work centers around his poems which are either printed in large type and plastered around on advertising boards (Taking up a whole...

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  • 6. River Spree, Wannsee and Havel Lakes

    IMPORTANT: Berlin's Higher Administrative Court has ruled on April 3, 2009 that the FIRST PART of the walk (pic 1) IS PRIVATE. Residents will no longer grant the general public access to the lake! ...

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  • 7. Areas of Berlin

    The Spandau Citadel is one of the best preserved Renaissance fortresses in Germany and gives an impression of how people in the 16th century tried to defend themselves against their enemies, it is...

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  • 8. Museums

    There is no particular connection between the Ramones and Berlin, so no apparent reason for there to be a museum dedicated to them here, and no particular reason maybe to visit it, unless you are...

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  • 9. Berlin-Mitte

    We did not plan to have a look at the Museum of Communication. We just happened to pass at this impressive building on our way from Checkpoint Charlie to Gendarmenmarkt, and I thought it would be more...

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  • 10. History - Cold War

    Today, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3rd US Infantry are placing these small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They will then patrol 24 hours a...

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  • 11. Tiergarten and Zoo

    This 42 m (138 ft) high tower on my picture dominated the view from the steps of western facade of Reichstag towards west that was towards Tiergarten - Berlin's version of Central Park (or maybe...

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  • 12. Prenzlauer Berg

    Throughout the district, bullet holes mark the facades. Prenzlauerberg escaped the majority of the damage inflicted on Berlin, and so the area contains a lot of buildings from the period before the...

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  • 13. Remains of The Wall

    Update 9 November 2009 In my tip I have written about fading colours. This is no more the case. The Eastside Gallery has been repainted by the artists for today's celebration of the 20 year...

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  • 14. Markets

    Please note: The market has moved to Kollwitzstraße, directly at Kollwitzplatz Kollwitzplatz or Kollwitz Square is one of those places in Berlin, the RAF fortunately had forgotten to bomb. After...

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  • 15. Potsdamer Platz

    Potsdamer Platz is like Cinderella, during a day it is a too busy girl (made of steel and glass) but when night falls and the great ball starts it is transformed into a breathtaking beauty. The...

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  • 16. Unter den Linden

    Today's U-Bahn station "Unter den Linden" was a ghost station from 1961-1989 during East/West Berlin separation. Between West Berlin stations, the U-Bahn line snakes in and out of East Berlin to Unter...

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  • 17. Food and Drink

    Hauptmann von Köpenick (Captain of Koepenick) was the name given to a certain Wilhelm Voigt who, dressed as a Prussian army officer, managed to take over Koepenick's town hall for a few hours in 1906....

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  • 18. Bridges

    I took this pictures from the taxi, on my way to the airport, the last day in Berlin. It was bad weather in Berlin, during my 4 days visiting, and I was rather disappointed with the snow in March and...

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  • 19. Shopping

    Here´s a list of Second Hand Shops In Berlin: Made in Berlin Secondhand Textilien GmbH Potsdamer Str. 105 D-10785 Berlin +49 30 2622431‎ Second Hand Bolero Leibnizstr. 44 D-10629 Berlin +49 30...

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  • 20. Streets

    I found a lot of small and large pretty old architecture in Berlin. And I often could find many interesting architectural details. Just keep your eyes open, you will be amazed unless you don't like...

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  • 21. Events

    Even if the main goal of my trip to Berlin was not tourism, when some free time was available, I've used it to do some sight seeing : strolling in the street without guidebook and without any specific...

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  • 22. New Synagogue

    The original site of a much larger synagogue that was destroyed in the Kristallennacht or the night of broken glass (please excuse my German). It has been rebuilt using the original material where...

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  • 23. Nikolaiviertel

    Finding traces of the famous Berlin wall, which divided the city for 30 years in the twentieth century, is a popular activity with visitors to Berlin. Yet there is another Berlin Wall, from medieval...

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  • 24. Schloss Charlottenburg

    The Schlosspark in Charlottenburg is a wonderful place to take a walk or run, there are numerous winding paths, along the lake, and some ornate royal houses. Perfect place for a picnic or romantic...

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  • 25. Brandenburger Tor

    There is a sculpture of a woman who calls someone from the Berlin Wall near the Brandeburger Tor. The Wall was taken place here recently. The monunent is a symbol of the unity of the nation divided by...

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