Land Berlin Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warnings and Dangers
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Land Berlin Warnings and Dangers

  • Public Transport

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 before so naturally I declined. I did hang around a while though to see her approach other people either to ask them for their used tickets or to try...

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  • People

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 accepted, and it is assumed that if you are out in public, anyone can take your picture. Not so in Germany. You can take photos of sights, or your friends,...

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  • Pickpockets

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 will approach you with a petition on a clipboard. They will thrust it at you saying nothing and trying to get you to read it and sign. Don't be tempted...

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  • At night

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 continues on the metro. This group wanted to practice their English on me. I was more concerned with the blond that was minutes from barking at the ants.

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  • Skinheads

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 u guys forgot that eastern districts like "friedrichshain", "Prenzlauer berg" are the places to be if you are interessted in berlins nightlife, art...

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  • Animals

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 store) the „Buddy Bear Berlin Show“ – so the title of our first Buddy Bear activity in Berlin – was launched. We wanted the people of Berlin and the...

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  • Traffic

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 stop for a pedestrian unless he flings himself under the wheels of your car. Drivers: the first parking space you see will be the last parking space....

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  • Beggars

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 stood around talking and should be getting to work. They decided whose turn it was to have the baby and who was going to get the crutch and...

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  • Drugs

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 park was built on the site of the old Görlitzer Bahnhof which closed in 1951 and was then put to various uses including coal storage, garages, scrap yard...

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  • Food and Drink

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 syrup is woodruff, the pink syrup strawberry . My advice : water is better than this upgraded limonade. But i'm from Belgium.

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  • History - Cold War

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 so I just walked in with the fag burning. I found that the officers looked strangely at me, but as far as I knew, nothing was wrong. I just looked...

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  • Weather

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 the river. Luckily, I had a spare back at the hotel.

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  • Buildings

    Berlin Warnings and Dangers

    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 just too long a wait to find change!

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