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3 Favorite Things to Do in Berlin, Germany
September 30, 2011
3 Favorite Things to Do in Berlin, Germany

After making the decision to live in another country, I started to think about where I would like to live if I were to move to Germany. Berlin was definitely among my top choices. The dynamic of the city is great and is constantly evolving. Some close friends of mine live in Berlin, so I [...]

The Checkpoint Charlie Museum
May 11, 2010
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum

The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall 20 years ago made me think of a visit I made to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum almost 15 years ago.  I remember thinking the museum seemed somewhat small and I was surprised to find out that Checkpoint Charlie no longer stood on that location; the building [...]

Best Value Hotels in Berlin
January 1, 2010
Best Value Hotels in Berlin

A rejuvenated Berlin has emerged from the rubble of the cold war to once again become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Admist the dark history of last century, you’ll find sophisticated nightlife, charming restaurants, typically German beer halls, and impressive museums. There are numerous locations in Berlin to rest your head and we have narrowed down the choices to several of those with the best value.

The Berlin Wall – A Farewell Without Tears
November 9, 2009
The Berlin Wall – A Farewell Without Tears

“A farewell without tears.” These were the fitting words spoken by the last prime minister of East Germany, Lothar de Maizière, at the 1990 reunification ceremony that took place almost a year after the fall of the Berlin wall. Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the memorable and meaningful and cold night that the [...]

Berlin Street Art
October 24, 2009
Berlin Street Art

Any unsanctioned art developed in public spaces, such as graffiti artwork or street poster art, is considered to be street art. Typically, the term “street-art” or the more specific term “post-graffiti” is used to distinguish contemporary public space artwork from vandalism and territorial graffiti. Some of the most stunning and innovative street art is in [...]

Alternative Travel Activities in Berlin
April 6, 2009
Alternative Travel Activities in Berlin

Berlin is a very important and unique city. With bullet holes from World War II that still pepper the faces of everyday buildings and the remains of the Berlin Wall, history is everywhere in Berlin. There is so much to see and do in Germany’s capital city. Here are 3 of our favorite travel activities [...]

Berlin for 40EUR a Day
February 6, 2009
Berlin for 40EUR a Day

Getting around Berlin on 40EUR a day can be tricky and needs to be carefully thought out. Here’s how we would attempt to do it: Transport: For travel within central Berlin, buy a day pass that covers zones A&B for 6EUR. Breakfast: Pick a random spot of interest that’s close to where you are staying. [...]