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Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour
"Take the chance to get inspired by all the impressive must-see sights and areas the vibrant city of Berlin has to offer. 3 totally different types of ”downtown” and always changing sceneries will make you believe to have visited many different cities at while enjoying complimentary cooled soft drinks and snacks. Your Driver-guide is a native Berliner who will not only provide you with all those stories info about Berlins present and past. You will also learn about what goes on behind the curtain that photo-stops on your demand are possible anytime. The tours start/finish wherever you want in downtown Berlin.Explore these Berlin highlights:KurfürstendammGendarmenmarktAlexanderplatzPotsdamer P""Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights. Guided by your native but fluent English speaking chauffeur you will discover the buzzing places in East and West plus all those landmarkstitle=Highlights&1=2-hour+private+Berlin+sightseeing+tour&2=Check+out+attractions+like+Alexanderplatz%2C+the+Brandenburg+Gate+and+the+Holocaust+Memorial&3=Enjoy+the+comfort+of+a+private+luxury+vehicle&4=Hear+stories+about+Berlin%27s+history%2C+culture+and""
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Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour
"Take the chance to get inspired by all the impressive must-see sights and areas the vibrant city of Berlin has to offer. 3 totally different types of ”downtown” and always changing sceneries will make you believe to have visited many different cities at while enjoying complimentary cooled soft drinks and snacks. Your Driver-guide is a native Berliner who will not only provide you with all those stories info about Berlins present and past. You will also learn about what goes on behind the curtai that photo-stops on your demand are possible anytime. The tours start/finish wherever you want in downtown Berlin. Explore these Berlin highlights:Kurfürstendamm GendarmenmarktAlexanderplatz Pots Prenzlauer Berg & Friedrichshain"""Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 3-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights and districts. Guided by your native but fluent English speaking chauffeur you will discover the buzzing places in East and West plus all ttitle=Highlights&1=3-hour+private+Berlin+sightseeing+tour&2=See+attractions+such+as+Potsdamer+Platz%2C+Museum+Island+and+the+Holocaust+Memorial&3=Pass+through+districts+like+Kreuzberg&4=Enjoy+the+comfort+of+a+private+luxury+vehicle&5=Hear+stories+about+Be
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide
"Your day will start with your guide meeting you at your hotel before driving to Germany’s parliament building the Reichstag. On the way your guide will kick off the day with an overview of Berlin’s 800-year history from its humble beginnings to the creative world city it is today.You’ll then pass Berlin’s gleaming €1bn main train station Hauptbahnhof before driving to visit the most famous entrance to Berlin’s historical center the Brandenburg Gate. From there you will be taken to Berlin’s most famous Holocaust memorial the poignant ‘Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’.Following this you’ll get a chance to stand above the remains of Hitler’s Bunker
From EUR399.00

Food and Drink Tips (8)

no Brunch at Kaufhaus des Westens

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 selection and variety of breakfast items presented is not what I would expect from such a famous Kaufhaus.

The company should also do something to improve the layout and interior of their breakfast restaurant.

Breakfast at KaDewe - never ever again.

Unique Suggestions Eat somewhere else.

Fun Alternatives Take just a coffee and sit somewhere near the windows.

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matjung
Apr 03, 2010

Berliner Weisse

Well...I had to try this Berlin speciality in the name of travelling even if everyone warned me I would stick out as a tourist. Now I know that this, whilst perfectly drinkable, is nothing more than quite an average raspberry pop (unless you go for the green version rather than red). To drink weak beer out of a straw...nah...it's not me.

Fun Alternatives Try the Berliner pils or great wheat beers instead.

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Sjalen
Nov 07, 2005

buying water

As in much of Europe, prices for drinks are ridiculously high, so that you may spend a small fortune on a hot day and nearly faint from dehydration drinking one or two cans of soda. Try to be be prepared and arm yourself with drinks ahead of time. Drinks are always always miniscule and always extremely expensive the smaller the bottle you buy them in.

Fun Alternatives go to a supermarket like Edeka or Lidl and buy a giant liter size. it's a fraction of the price.

miromi
Jan 05, 2005

Home of the Irish? No!

Actually all bars and restaurants inside Europa Center near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are tourist traps through and through, but the one in the basement is a real outrage: the so called Irish pub! If you like pubs where third-rate bands play horrible cover versions of the Beatles or John Denver and moreover the price of a draught Guinness is anything but standard...well, you should go there. If not, I recommend you lots of other and much better Irish pubs in Berlin.

Unique Suggestions Located in the heart of West-Berlin you might meet lots of other tourists there....

Fun Alternatives In the western part of Berlin you can find at least two good Irish or English bars:

The Black Swan, Leibnizstr.81, 10625 Berlin (premiership football live coverage on Saturdays and Sundays!)....unfortunately I had to find out that The Black Swan has been closed in the meantime, what a pity!

The Irish Harp, Giesebrechtstr.15, 10629 Berlin

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Twangy
Nov 10, 2004
 
 
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Brandenburger Tor / Potsdamer Platz

If You think, You HAVE to go there, dont be hungry or thirsty, the prices are enourmos!
And there are no interesting shops ("Unter den Linden", buy souveniers and forget it) or pubs anyway.
A Place like Potsdamer Platz, build up in only 5 years, what kind of atmossphere do You expect?
Its like an suburbian shopping mall, you can find that in your hometown.

Try that area at night if you like to fall in depression...

Unique Suggestions If your interested in arts, you can find the old "Weinhaus Huth" between that pseudy-skyline, old building with modern art (its Daimler-Chrysler...) on the top floor, entrance is free , small but good changing exhibitions od contemporary arts!

Fun Alternatives In the Berlin districts Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg, all are located to the City, you can find a lot of pubs and restaurants with affordable prices and good atmossphere. Kitchen of all the world countries and lots of them open all the time. You can have breakfast from night 4:00 to daytime 5:00 h, try Paul-Lincke-Ufer by sunshine, lots of places to eat out in the sun, on Tuesdays and Fridays there is a big market on the other side of the "Landwehr"-Channel , nearby at the "Urban-Hafen" you can take your food on the ships laying there.

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blackbirdxx
Apr 12, 2004

Restaurants on Oranienburgher Straße

With the exception of Tacheles, any restaurant or bar in this area or on this street is overpriced, touristy, and not that great. Actually I take it back, there are some nice restaurants here, but this isn't really Berlin to me.

Unique Suggestions Tacheles is good, go here!

Fun Alternatives Take your money to Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain if you wanna be part o the tourist machine, these neighborhoods deserve it more.

miromi
Apr 06, 2003

Zur letzten Instanz

This was the main place I wanted to see in Berlin and though it is a 150-year-old gem of a pub with regard to its interior, the service and attitude makes it only worth passing interest. The food is over-priced too.

Unique Suggestions I wanted to sit in the atmospheric front room but was told it was reserved even though it was very early for dinner. We sat in the back room and between the slack service (maybe they could have paid more attention to us if we were in the front room!) and pumped in radio music, it just did not live up to my expectations.

Fun Alternatives Ask to sit in the front, if they say no, snap a photo and head over to Aufsturz on Oranienbruger Strasse!

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richiecdisc
Mar 24, 2003

Georgbraeu Brauhaus

This is a typical made for tourists brewpub. It's all shiny and looks just great. From the looks of the people here, it was doing a great job of convincing them that this was a great German traditional place with excellent beer. I hope the food is good, we didn't stay to eat, but the beers were just awful and proof that not all German beer is good.

Unique Suggestions You'd be better off just walking along the pretty Spreeufer this brewpub is located on. It's right along the river and one of the prettiest areas of town.

Fun Alternatives Check out Lindenbrau in the Sony Center of the Potsdamer Platz. It's got some very good beer and a more stunning setting too.

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richiecdisc
Mar 24, 2003
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"More than the capital of Germany"
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"Berlin, Berlin - wir fahren nach Berlin!"
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"Berlin in my way"
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