"More than the main sights" Berlin by hundertmorgen

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Berlin offers a wonderful combination of history, night life, architecture and culture.

It is the heart of Germany, with a stoic beat that echoes through grand public buildings, glorious museums and theatres, urbane restaurants, bustling pubs and raucous nightclubs.

The Berliners are often friendly and extremely helpful, although you may also encounter the famous "Berliner Schnauze," a certain brusqueness that can seem rude.

Most of the usual good places to go are in the center of Berlin (Mitte), but the eastern part of the city has all the nightlife. Berlin is also perhaps one of the greenest cities in Europe: over 60% of its surface area is either a park or a river... it even has more bridges than Venice!

Berlin has an amazing number of sights, although it is not as centralized or small as other European cities. Sometimes the best things about it have nothing to do with landmarks: simply strolling along one of hundreds of charming streets complete with cafés is pleasurable enough.

For visitors who already know the main sights of Berlin, there is still enough to explore. One guide which could help you to find some hidden places in Berlin is the so called Website "Berlin Hidden Places".

  • Last visit to Berlin: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2005
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  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 5:54 AM

    Wonderful Berlin page, it has been exactly 20 years since I was there, maybe its time to visit again.

  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2005 at 12:09 PM

    A fascinating look at Berlin, Sandra! The artful juxtaposition of the doll and crematorium travelogues is a delight. From Barbie to Barbie-cued?! (pardon the pun!)

  • Aug 8, 2005 at 11:03 PM

    Oh - am I the first one to visit this page? Treptow Crematorium looks fascinating, with those "do I bear anything or am I just decoration" columns. Thanks for the Hidden Berlin link!


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