Travel Blogs from Berlin
... through too. The Humboldt University, where Albert Einstein taught, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where scores of world famous musicians created beautiful music are historic chapters that are just as important, though less well-remembered. Above all, what touched me most during my time in Berlin is the culture of German people, and their commitment to remembering while still moving forward with such positive determination. The city of Berlin taught me a valuable ...
... influence in the café culture and the food markets were thriving and sophisticated. The Turkish markets gave us a precursor to our time there the following week, and we ended the day with a drink at the Clarchens Ballhaus. This 100 year old classic dance hall has survived two wars, and apparently miraculously continued to be used throughout them. While most of Berlin was flattened to rubble, this enchanting place survived to become an icon of freedom. We returned ...
... his apartment is and where he goes to school in Kempten, Germany. There was a town close by that was having a yearly festival where they celebrate the cows coming down from the top of the mountain. This festival was very small town traditional Bavaria, Germany and moritz told me that this was as "German" as it was gonna get and it was. It was all I have ever imagine Germany to be like. Everyone was wearing lederhosen and little feathered hats and they only had ...
... would have been more except for the autobahn where there is no speed limit. The ride there was through lots of rural farms, more than I had expected. Once in Berlin the amount of graffiti on appalling. Lots of apartment building and very few private residences, all of them built after the war as not much of Berlin was left standing from the bombing. The area that had been occupied by the Russians was obvious from ...
... Jase, fresh from his victory the night before, was keen to have another go at taking me down in Last card, which he failed too, but did hold up his own with Rummy, finally beating me after a tightly fought round.
The drizzle was in no hurry to leave and after a lunch of toasties and soup, turned to more persistent rain as we headed closer to Berlin. We reached the outskirts of the city early afternoon, taking ...
Other places to stay in Berlin
Charlottenburg, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $137
- Stunning modern hotel fabulous room every area superb design.
- A touch of the old DDR
- Great rooms but falling short in other areas
Tiergarten, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $198
- Best hotel ever seen; every year again!!!
- Great experience
- Spacious rooms, quiet, and centrally located
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- We'll go back to Berlin.... just for this hotel!
- Utterly lovely
Charlottenburg, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $138
- Great Location, Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Staff
- Best location, great return on money, sparkling clean and beautiful
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- An excellent all round experience
- Good and convenient hotel
- Very good but not amazing
Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Excellent Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Great location
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $150
- Bestin Westin.
- What an Awesome Hotel!
- Perfect First Class all the Way!
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- Pleasantly surprised
- Where have these people being staying?
- Amazing Views of East Meets West
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $124
- Great stay
- I am ver hard to please but........
Tiergarten, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $178
- 5 Star excellence
- Great situation, great hotel !
- Good for trios/families
Spandau, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Alt-Hohenschönhausen, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Tiergarten, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $138
- A Short Summer Break In Berlin
- Very mixed
- Good Standard
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Not a 5-Star Hotel
- Elegance without stuffiness
- Tranquil oasis
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Excellent service and lovely location
- Fantastic Berlin Hilton
- Ist Class Hotel
Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $97
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Excellent location and comfort
- Lovely Hotel But ..
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin | 3 star hotelfrom $102
- Good value all round
- Best choice in Berlin for good value
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $161
- Nice hotel, prime location, friendly staff
- Great Hotel!
- Great Location and a Great Hotel
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $44
- Ok for the money
- Stay away from this thing
- Small Rooms, bad AC
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $90
- Pleasant surprise!
- Check out the 8th floor
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Best buy in town
- Great hotel
- Love it!
Neukölln, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Good With A Few Exceptions
- New Hotel, Great Location