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... more
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... more
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.
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
First Visit-May 2003
Berlin was the first place that I visited in what I call my ‘solo’ holiday phase in 2003, and it seems such a time ago I can’t remember why I choice to go there first. Though......
This page is more or less finished. I will add some little tips, but you will be able to survive in Berlin without them. I have only published tips which I could illustrate with digital photos - and...
In spite of bad weather conditions, it was too cold, I've spend an pleasant weekend in Berlin, the town which has so many faces. It is attractive, cosmopolitan, multicultural and multiethnic city with...
Berlin, one of the greenest cities in the world with one third of the city being made up of forest and lakes.
Summer here is not to be missed with many festivals and of course weather permitting beer...