"Berlin..a modern european capital" Berlin by Alex_71

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My first impression

When i arrived in Berlin the weather was really bad. It was cloudy and it was raining. So i didn't have the best approach. But after a little relax into the hotel, i began to discover the city of Berlin.
First of all, it's really easy to move in this city. The U-Bahn, the S-bahn and the trams permit you to move all over the city withouth any problems.
The city is really cosmopolite. I found lots of different cutlures, lots of different persons, lots of so different places that you can't believe until you are here walking into the streets.
The feeling in Berlin is of a city full of life, that never stops..not during day..not during nights. The city gives you the idea you can do everything and that in every single moment of your staying here there is something to do, a place to visit, a new thing to try.
In the same time it's a city that is and ever will be strictly linked to the 2nd world war. There are not things to hidden, becouse it's the story. But it's the story not just of Berlin but of all the human race. It's really good to find things and museums about the holocaust in the center of Berlin...people don't have to forgive how stupid we humans are.
So there are two different sides in Berlin: the ancient, the story, the east berlin...and the modern one, with new palaces and really modern things. This two different sides of Berlin, that live togheter in the same place, made me really love this city. It's for sure one of the most fascinating place i have ever visited.

After some days here

Well..i spent just 5 days here, but a thing is sure..i want to come back...absolutely!!!
I'm not sure if i'd like to stay here during winter (i think it's too cold for me), but for sure i'd love to spend more days here during summer.
I'd not visit very much the "mitte" area (too much touristic) but i'd love to try and live the life of Berliners.
The city has so much to offer..from every point of view..art, culture, museums, funny places, food...and everything that comes in your mind.
Oh to not forgive..Berlin is really an openmind city. You can go around dressed as you wish and no one looks at you as a "strange beast", so i think you can like it..'couse here really you can do what ever you want (inside the law..obiusvly).
Don't forgive that close the "Victory coloumn" there is a "tierpark". A really big garden that during the summer is full of people tanning nude. Nudism is very well tolerated (and it's another good thing of German people, and for me too being a nudist). That's to explain how much openmind are the Berliners.

what to say after some days here?

Well one thing is for sure..i'd return in Berlin right now!!! It's one of the most amazing capitlas of Europe..one of the place where you can find really open mind persons..and a city with the histry and the culture. In the same time it's not a city that watch at the past as something that has never happened or something to delete...it use the monuments to make people remember what happened..and in the same time looks forward into the future.
Probably in a few years the old "east berlin" will be totally different so it's better, if you want to have an idea of how was berlin during the wall, that you go and visit this city as soon as you can.
From my personal point of view i hope to come back here often..for the people, for the city and for the atmosphere of this modern-ancient european capital

  • Last visit to Berlin: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2007
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  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2007 at 7:59 AM

    your tips are very accurate, how long did you stay in Berlin? It sounds you know it better than your pockets...

  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    Yes funny almost everyone I knew visit wants to come back again. Mitte is most important for who? when? where?? LOL There are ticket machines in most all stations or workers couldn't give fines to non ticket holders.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Good info, thanks for sharing

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 3:37 PM

    Nice updates :). Btw, a single BVG ticket is 2,10 unfortunately...

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