Berlin

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How to Get There

Plane: Berlin is a large central hub for flights. You can book hundreds of different flights anywhere in the world while in Berlin.

Train: If you are coming from anywhere inside of Europe, may we suggest the S-Bahn or ICE. Since Berlin is the very North East point of Germany many other cities like Cologne and Munich can be quite a drive away. The train is the fastest way to arrive going up to 300 kilometres per hour.

Taxis and Cars: If you are planning on driving into Berlin, think of checking out carpooling.de. Costs in gas can be relatively high in Germany and if you are able to spilt the bill with a couple other travelers, it will minimize your expense drastically.

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Landmarks

Potsdamer: A fresh and new way to explore Berlin for all the entertainment and shopping it has to offer

Berlin Television Tower: No matter where you go, it is hard to miss. This tower allows you the best sights of Berlin and a delicious menu of food and drink options.

Brandenburg Gate: Explore the history of East and West Berlin around the Brandenburg Gate. Not only does this act as a beautiful place for photography but there are many museums and shops around here to learn more about the history.

Checkpoint Charlie: Another monument of history surrounded by many shops and hot spots to visit is Checkpoint Charlie, where the East and West border crossing was built.

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Weather

Summer: The time where the world comes out to play. The streets are filled with locals and tourists from all over the world. All the bars are open on the small cobble stone streets and ready for plenty of business in these 20 to 30 degree Celsius conditions.

Fall: The perfect time to embrace the German beer. Cozy up with sweatpants and blankets and you can still enjoy an evening picnic by the river. Temperatures are seasonal around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Winter: Common to many European cities, Berlin can be very cold in the winter. Expect snow, expect wind chills and ensure you are bundled up ready for adventure.

Spring: Luckily, in Germany Spring tends to come a little faster than some countries. Early March you can begin to unbundle and enjoy the spring in 15 to 20 degree Celsius temperatures.

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Life Style

The Berlin lifestyle is a unique one. Food and drink is very much a part of their culture along with community and communication. It is common to rent a bicycle and tour across Berlin. You will notice that the streets are filled with tables and chairs and lots of friendly conversation.

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Eat and Drink

Embrace Berlin to the best of your ability. The life of Berlin people is heavily focused on food, drink and communication. No matter where you go in Berlin, try to find local cuisine like bratwurst, schnitzel and beer.

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Rest and Relaxation

Low Budget: Berlin is a very hip and trendy area for young travelers, finding low budget accommodations is simple and can be found relatively last minute. Try to take advantage of airbnb.de, a website where locals offer their homes for tourists at a small cost.

Medium Budget: If you would like to be in the heart of the city, a medium budget is where you will find this. Try www.booking.de to find reasonably priced hotels with a hint of luxury.

High Budget: You can go anywhere from $700 to $3,000 USD for the best panoramic views in the city. Check out Maritim Hotel for a great example.

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Travel Tips

Berlin is big and beautiful, it is best to choose a region per day and walk through the beautiful historical streets on sunny days. If the weather is rainy or dark, hop on a local bus and explore the city through the windows.

Purchase a Berlin Tourist Card at a low cost for access to many museums and all public transit.

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