Berlin Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Public Transport

    When I travelled from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport to the city centre by S-Bahn, I was approached by a woman outside the station who tried to get me to buy a used rail ticket. I had heard of this scam...

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  • 2. People

    Germans are very protective about their privacy, and don't take kindly to being photographed by strangers. (Bad history with repressive governments will do that.) In the US, "street shooting" is...

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  • 3. Pickpockets

    While in Berlin, I encountered this scam a number of times around the main tourist sites, particularly in the Museum Island district and Unter den Linden. A young boy or girl pretending to be deaf...

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  • 4. At night

    Not that I wasn't one at in a galaxy many years ago, but the teens use the metros as primary transportation and after a fair number of hours at the party scene don't be surprised if the party...

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  • 5. Skinheads

    The east of berlin aint "dangerous", like some of the People above me wrote, I am from BERLIN and this kind of "half-knowledge" realy pisses me of, cuz it simply aint the truth. First of all, most of...

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  • 6. Animals

    In Berlin you find lots of bears, lucky you they are not so dangerous! The Buddy Bear Story Everything started in Berlin in June 2001. In front of the KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens – department...

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  • 7. Traffic

    Pedestrians: they have no rights on major crosswalks. If a pedestrian is ahead of you, and steps into the road, drive on, speed up, honk, or yell loudly and chase him back up on the curb. Never, ever...

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  • 8. Beggars

    As I stood close to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche I noticed a group of women stood around talking. They were joined a few minutes later by some men who started shouting at them; well they were...

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  • 9. Drugs

    When I was looking for place to visit in Berlin I came upon Görlitzer Park, the largest park in the Kreuzberg area. It seemed a pleasant place to visit so I caught the U1 to Görlitzer Bahnhof. The...

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  • 10. Food and Drink

    Watch out for the beer, especially when you are from Belgium and a beer lover. I tasted twice a local beer - called Berliner Weisse mit Schuss It is presented in two colours, green or red, the green...

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  • 11. History - Cold War

    A warning that no longer is a warning :-). We had to pass Helmstedt before reaching West Berlin. We had to come in and show our passport. I had just lit a cigarette and did not want to throw it away...

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  • 12. Weather

    If you are walking near the Spree in Fall and Winter be careful of sudden, strong gusts of wind. I was walking near the Markiisches Museum when a gust blew the lightweight glasses I was wearing into...

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  • 13. Buildings

    Just remember to take some Euro coins with you when you travel, especially by train, as the restrooms usually require 50 Euro Cents to 1 Euro. When you've been sampling all the Beer, sometimes it is...

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  • 14. Squatters

    On the East side of Berlin, right where the famous painting of the presidents kissing, there is an opening where squatters live. Take precaution, they are very protective of their lifestyle. As it may...

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  • 15. Unofficial Memorial to victims of the Berlin Wall

    Anyone who walks between the Brandenburg Gate and The Reichstag can’t fail to notice 14 white crosses spread along a fence next to the Tiergarten. These crosses...

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  • 16. Gipsies

    Gipsies are not only a problem in other countries I have been, but also in Germany, Berlin. They pretend to be an immigrants from former Yugoslav republics...

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  • 17. dogwaste

    Do not look at friends, architecture or something else while you are walking!I think more than a million of dogs live in Berlin.You are save Unter den Linden...

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  • 18. International cash transfers

    The banks in Germany do not operate with cash money except you have an account there. I tried to send money in cash from several German banks to Bulgaria...

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  • 19. Wi-fi internet

    In Berlin, as in all other cities in Germany it is no possible to use absolutely free wi-fi in public places. You must go to some bar or restaurant to use it...

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  • 20. Bring Your Swimming Costume!

    OK this is just a frivolous excuse to use this pic but normally, where I come from anyway, the beer gardens are lush (and I use that word in every sense)...

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  • 21. ALWAYS CARRY THE NECCESARY TRAVEL INSURANCE

    BERLIN . I really looked forward to my arrival in berlin and as I was meeting someone it added to my enthusiasm of visiting this famous City. Berlin , a major...

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  • 22. Don't Misread The Apostrophe!

    When I noticed this sign on Friedrichtstrasse on my last evening in Berlin I seriously considered stopping for another day just to take the tour. It was only...

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  • 23. Ticket checkers

    Dont take a chance riding subway without a valid ticket. You may think the chances are low to get caught, but one came on the bus and was checking tickets. So...

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  • 24. German Doctors

    This isn't really a warning, but I hope it will be useful.German doctors seem to have a bad reputation, atleast among North Americans, because they're not as...

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  • 25. Need a Washroom at the Zoo Station...?

    Better have some cash in your pocket....too much information maybe...but I had indulged in more coffee than I needed one morning and while waiting to connect...

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