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City Guide Berlin, Germany

Visiting Berlin

While it was synonymous with a divided Germany for so many years in the past, Berlin now symbolizes the unification of the country. Today the German Parliament sits here to discuss issues affecting the country just footsteps away from the Brandenburg Gate, a reminder of both division and unity. The German capital also makes for the perfect city destination, with plenty to do both before and after dark.

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Berlin Podcasts

Berlin - On Museumsinsel

Located at the top of Unter den Linden in Berlin, Museumsinsel is where you will find the German capital's main museums. These include the Altes Museum and Pergamonmuseum. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Mechtild Kronenburg from the National Museums of Berlin to find out about these museums and more.

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Germany Videos

How to save money in Munich

Our video for Munich has five really useful tips on how to save money there.

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Berlin Pocket Guide

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Berlin City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Tours.

    Do the alternative street art tour run by the tour company that is directed towards backpackers (not the sandman tour). It was incredible. The tour guide took us to back streets, showed us good local eateries that she and her boyfriend go to and you could tell she wasn't getting commission from doing so. Everyone traveling to Berlin MUST go to Sachsenhausen national memorial. It is definitely worth going early into he morning and spending as much time as possible there. It was truly eye opening

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    qchrissiet

    Berlin Adventures

    Berlin is a really neat city, completely different from other German cities. The city had such an eclectic group of people. It was remarkable how the city really embraces it's past. It doesn't try to hide it's dark past roots. Inside it commemorates all those who were affected by Germany's Nazi regime. The East Side Gallery is really cool. The murals are amazing.

    Insider Tip:Bundle up! Berlin is chilly!

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    Anonymous

    Berlin,Creative CIty

    Youthful and affordable City in Europe triggers creative atmosphere in Berlin, multicultural feeling is also the factor.

    Insider Tip:Use public transport to feel the excitement of Berlin

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    Anonymous

    Berlin is the best city

    I've been to a respectable amount of famous cities, and this is my favorite. The way I describe it is Austin, TX but on the scale of NYC. Music and partying is no problem here, and people are for the most part pretty cool and open so I find it's very pleasant for all kinds of visitors. Even if you are not very social the history and museums alone make the city pretty cool.

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    Anonymous

    Hipster Town

    Absolutely loveeeeed this city. As a wannabe hipster, this was a place to be! So much going on in terms of art, culture, food, partying. I think you can find something to suit absolutely everyone's interests. I loved all my time there and I really wish I was there longer than 3 days!

    Insider Tip:Stay for at least a week so you can fully appreciate everything there is to do there. There was also a lot of good cafes and restaurants and bars and clubs that I didn't get to check out, if you have time explore all the places possible and all the neighbourhoods possible! Rent a bike- easily the best (and cheapest) way to see the city. It's such a flat place that it won't be any struggle.

Germany: Itinerary

Berlin is Germany's best known city due to its turbulent history. But that's all in the past now and Berlin is a city looking forward. It offers travellers the perfect mix of sightseeing, history and culture. On top of that it has a stomping nightlife and endless (yet reasonable) restaurants.

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