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  • 1. Wall pieces

    The last version of the Berlin Wall was over 140 Km in circumference, 3.6 metres high and 1.2 metres thick which makes for a total amount of concrete of around 604,800 cubic metres. For a...

  • 2. Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

    I visited the tower in the early nineties and enjoyed the experience. As I was passing recently I thought I'd have a ride to the top again. I was shocked to see that for an adult the cost for a two...

  • 3. Food and Drink

    With a friend I went to the Kaufhaus des Westens for a nice brunch. There I got very disappointed. While the Kaufhaus offers breakfast/brunch, it is how they offer it what traps the people. The...

  • 4. Areas of Berlin

    Someone else has already mentioned it, but there are turkish or some eastern european men working the system here. They are close to or near the cathedral, the TV Tower or Unter den Linden. You will...

  • 5. Sights

    Wrapping up buildings, coasts and whatever else. No clue why the heck them guys are doing that but it's called "art". In case you like to check on their "art" below is a link...

  • 6. Souvenirs

    Around the Brandenburg Gate are numerous stalls selling East German "cold war" hats, russian badges , flags and military uniforms. My mistake was stopping at the stall selling "REAL" parts of the...

  • 7. History - Cold War

    During the period of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie was one of two crossing points for visitors between East and West (the other being Friedrichstraße Station); in fact it was both border...

  • 8. Reichstag Dome

    there´s no charge to get in and the usual security checks apply. there was a pretty long queue - so get a friend to wait (or vice versa) whilst you collect the free brochures that they hand out from...

  • 9. Public Transport

    I find the Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Berlin are becoming obsolete and a tourist trap. Bus 100 and 200 will take you to most sites on their route from Zoo Station to Alexanderplatz and Prenzlauer...

  • 10. Prices

    Berlin is probably the cheapest capital of any developed country in the world. Note though that in the touristy areas, prices tend to be skyrocketting (for example in restaurants in the main boulevard...

  • 11. Beggars

    You can find them everywhere but in Berlin they are persistent and organized. I don't know what nationality they are but they can almost speak any language. The women carry around a baby. Don't be...

  • 12. Shops

    Every time visitors come to Berlin Berliners (well especially West Berliners) like to say "You simply must visit Kadewe, it is the Harrod's of Berlin" Two of my guests were even told to visit Kadewe...

  • 13. Weather

    Excuse, it happened to me not in Berlin but on the way back to Poland. DRIVING AT SNOW STORM In Berlin at the end of February I had quite good weather - a little bit snow in the morning but mostly...

  • 14. History - World War II

    What a tourist trap! I went expecting to be moved to my very core with the historical significance of Check Point Charlie. I was expected to be awed at how amazing it was and how incredible it...

  • 15. Love Parade

    This one is pretty obvious--too many people, not enough spirit, blah blah ad nauseum, as everyone has been saying for the past few years. There are so many people that you feel like you#re in a war...

  • 16. The price of spending a penny

    It's very hard to find free public conveniences in Berlin, there are plenty of WCs around but most charge €0.50, some even €1 to use in train stations. Keep...

  • 17. Get your Photo taken at Checkpoint Charlie

    I do not remember how much you had to pay for a photo with the Russian and American soldier at the booth at Checkpoint Charlie. Sure, I photographed them from...

  • 18. The Stamp Man of Checkpoint Charlie

    He is of the same kind of rip-off as the wannabe soldiers at Checkpoint Charlie. And nobody would care if he was not there. In the ten minutes we spent in this...

  • 19. The Hole In The Wall

    In April 2006 the phone company O2 rather controversially got planning permission to build a 17,000 seat sports and events arena to be called "O2 World". The...

  • 20. Unexciting Cafe

    The Rough Guide had Cafe Sybille listed as one of the top places to go while in Berlin, I'm not quite sure why. I stopped in while on my way to explore...

  • 21. Checkpoint Charlie

    What can I say - you have to go to see one of Berlin's most famous spots.... but it is probably the most touristy place in Berlin where you could lighten your...

  • 22. WATCH OUT FOR THE ´box game with a soccer ball

    Someone else has already mentioned it, but there are turkish or some eastern european men working the system here. They are close to or near the cathedral, the...

  • 23. Brandenburger Gate err Construction Site

    Berlin is in the process of adding an U-Bahn station by Brandenburgertor off of Unter den Linden. When finished it will be very convenient, but for the moment...

  • 24. The Reichstag

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Gnaedige Damen und Herren! This could be you! You too can stand outside an old building for half the day and enter a reconstruction of an...

  • 25. "Find the Lady"

    Cheaters are out to find victims for their „Find the Lady“ game in the streets, especially in the eastern center of Berlin. The easy winnings are tempting. But...

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