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This is a guest post by Party Earth
So you saw the neoclassical architecture. You took pictures of the shining metal chariot atop the Brandenburg Gate. You stood at the end of the Berlin Wall and did that weird East-West dance where you hop back and forth between each side. Well now it’s time to remember that you’re on vacation and really let loose, and we at Party Earth want to help.
If you think spending time boozing and schmoozing is a distraction from experiencing what a city is all about, then you don’t know Berlin. Its beers are the stuff of legend. It’s the capital of techno and insane warehouse clubs. And the bars in Berlin, fueled by the city’s alternative youth culture, are some of the hippest and coolest in the world.
But anyone serious about making the most out of the city’s wild side needs to dedicate more than just their evenings. The nightlife here never stops, with beach bars and beer gardens opening around the same time that the craziest clubs in Berlin are kicking everyone out. Nightlife in Berlin should really just be shortened to “life”, because it goes day and night. So put two days of your visit aside and check out our sample itinerary for a taste of everything on offer – drinking, dancing, live music, and even a little bit of history – and if you can’t remember much by the time you’re done, then you know you’ve done it well.
This is a guest post written by Gen from StagWeb.
Berlin presents an exciting mix of two main elements; with 400,000 trees there’s the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and with 4000 people per square km it offers a plethora of busy, city-based activities as well. If you’re heading to the city with a group of friends then you’re in luck; Berlin presents a range of first rate activities to help a group keep busy and active. The top options are as follows.
As a follow-up to our Top Berlin blogs : a tale of two cities, we’ve asked our bloggers to provide some great insiders tips for an unforgettable trip to Berlin!
Having covered Paris, Rome and Amsterdam in our ‘top blogs’ series, we’ve decided to keep up the momentum with one of Europe’s most fabulous cities: Berlin.
Berlin has so much to offer and teach; culturally and historically it’s one of our richest cities.
Around 80% of Berlin was destroyed during the Second World War. The separation of East and West didn’t do much to help reparation of the city, but more recently great buildings such as those on Museumsinsel have been restored to their former grandeur. That said, even two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dichotomy of the city is still apparent. Berlin has become a city full of secrets that draws tourists from over the world.
We previously gave you tips from our Berlin local, Lisa, as well as an alphabetical rundown in our Berlin A-Z. It’s now time to look beyond our knowledge and identify some expert Berlin bloggers. Besides English, we’ve also included German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian blogs, for a greater degree of variety.
So, without further ado, here’s our list of Top Berlin blogs:
A vacation should be an experience that, from start to finish, is fun, exciting and special. Minibars and flat screen TVs just don’t turn me on anymore. I want to be wowed.
Luckily, I’m not alone. A number of hotels now offer a choice of unique designs and decor, ranging from romantically themed rooms to upside-down mirror suites. Some of these just have to be seen to be believed.
Come with us on a tour of ten of the top theme hotels around the globe.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago we ran a version of a photo competition in which we offered you the chance to win a EUR 500 travel voucher. Remember? Well, you can view the pics here, which might jog your memory a bit.
Anyway, the point is that a winner was determined through ‘likes’ on facebook, and that winner was Maher Hatem. Maher chose to spend his EUR 500 on a trip to Berlin – an exciting and fascinating destination. After having thoroughly enjoyed his time in Berlin, Maher wrote a short round-up of his trip for us. There are some tasty tips in here, so it’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to read. As they say in Berlin, ‘Bonne lecture’!
Europe might be full of foreigners, small hotel rooms and questionable border security, but one thing it really does have going for it is the depth and breadth of history throughout the continent. Like tropical rainforest is for plant and animal species, Europe is an area of immense cultural richness.
What follows is an introduction to UNESCO-listed attractions in Europe. In this post I’ll concentrate on the most famous ones. However, it’s definitely worth looking beyond the obvious to uncover less well-known destinations.
Let’s move from west to east, so it will feel a bit like we’re travelling forward in time.
From time to time I’m quite sure that you, like me, are just surfing the Internet trying to find some inspiration for your next trip; perhaps you’re looking for something that can leave you speechless, breathless, and completely astonished.
Some travelers base their decision on a friend’s experience, some of them search for images in Google to find something interesting, some may browse the travel blogs. My chosen method, however, is to search for amazing videos on YouTube and to draw inspiration from there. Having some experience in this, I really would love to share with you these fantastic videos about some destinations I think you shouldn’t miss.
All of these videos are made using a technique called ‘Time-Lapse’: recording whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster (and thus lapsing). Okay, this is the theory; let’s enjoy the videos now!
A: Alexanderplatz - This is one of the biggest squares in the city and a major transport hub. Aside from important historic buildings, it’s a good place to visit and eat fast food after a long night of dancing – everything here stays open all night.
B: Bus 100 - If you want to see the entire city without spending a lot of money, it will not get any better than this! This public bus will take you to all the major city’s landmarks and all for a symbolic price! Forget the same-old tourist busses; this is cheaper and even less busy!
C: Checkpoint Charlie - One of the most important places to see when visiting Berlin. This was the crossing point between the East and West sides of the city during the war. This checkpoint was the gate to freedom for the people who lived on the East part.
Here at EasyToBook.com we have so many different nationalities that it never gets boring! Each person at our office brings its own personality and habits to the table: the Italian people always have the nicest lunch, the Spanish people always make us jealous with their beautiful language and the “Dutchies”, (as we call them) never miss out on a Friday drink.
Because all of us here come from somewhere else around the globe, we figured it might be nice to collect some insider’s tips on cities worldwide! So basically what you get is two for the price of one: get to know the hidden hotspots in popular capitals + get to know the faces behind EasyToBook.com! Is that great or what?
I decided to start these “Interview Specials” with Lisa who comes from Berlin!