"BERLIN - A SURPRISE" Berlin by hojasdehierba

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I admit that, at first, I was not interested in visiting Berlin. There were a lot of places that sounded more attractive for me. But my husband wished so badly to go there that I accepted the suggestion of spending a few days in Berlin at 2005 Easter. It was a memorable experience and, although I was not yet a Virtual Tourist at that time and thus I didnt collect properly many info, I will try to share my time there with you.
Debo reconocer que, en un principio, no estaba muy interesada en visitar Berlin. Habia muchos lugares que me sonaban mas atractivos. Pero mi marido tenia tantas ganas de ir que acepte la sugerencia de pasar unos dias en Semana Santa de 2005 alli. Fue una experiencia memorable y aunque no era todavia una Turista Virtual y por ello no recogi mucha informacion, intentare compartir mis dias alli con vosotros

Very soon in Berlin

Carnival of Cultures: 2-5 june 2006
The Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old. It is open towards new trends and styles in youth and minority culture. 440.000 immigrants from more than 180 countries live in the German capital. The Carnival is a unique opportunity for members of Berlin?s ethnic communities to make their cultures both traditional and modern visible to Berliners and visitors alike and to add their aesthetic vision to the capitals reputation as a vibrant and constantly changing metropolis.
Within only nine years, Berlins international summer carnival has developed into a top event on the German capitals cultural agenda.
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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Ambience, nice local people, reasonable prices, many things to do
  • Cons:I only can speak a few words in German
  • In a nutshell:Full of (recent) history.
  • Last visit to Berlin: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • lina112's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Berlín tampoco estaba entre mi lista de ciudades para visitar, pero es lo mas barato que he encontrado y me voy el mes que viene, hay un montón de cosas que ver. Te ha quedado muy bién la página, besos. Lina

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 7:18 AM

    Thanks Raquel for very interesting and useful page! Though I visited Berlin several times but never finf enough time to come to all its wonderful museums. I liked your colourful pics, I havnt' the same... Tips in two languages - great!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2006 at 1:37 PM

    what a great sunset picture of the brandenburg gate!!!

  • mariaschmidt's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 11:20 AM

    Thank you your pages about Berlin are interesting and I find them very helpful for my trip - Bye Mary

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 5:07 AM

    Una pagina muy completa de Berlin,me ha encantado la foto de la Puerta de Branderburgo! tengo q ir a Berlin en mi proxima visita a Alemania!!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 6:50 AM

    interesting page about one of my favorite cities of the world.

  • Feb 1, 2006 at 7:18 AM

    ¡¡¡ hola raquel !!! muchisimas gracias por esta pagina sobre berlin.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2006 at 3:05 AM

    Very good tips, liked the Museum Island and the Jews' Memorial. And to think that I have never been to Berlin, as close as I live.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 2:36 AM

    Glad you enjoyed your visit to Berlin after all. I haven’t been up to the Dome Gallery yet, but hope to climb up there next time.

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2006 at 11:54 AM

    Hi Raquel - this is a great page on Berlin - I lived here for a year - you have managed to capture its spirit in a few days - bravo - love your photos


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