The Berlin city – the city of compromise. It’s an incredible city that is nothing like the rest of Germany. It stands out from the Germans, who are used to the absolute order.
Berlin is over 775 years old, and over the decades all generations have left their monuments and sights in the city. Berlin’s densest array of attractions is east of the Brandenburg Gate, on either side of Unter den Linden. In the west of the city, visitors should take a look at a broken piece of Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, which is a cruel reminder of World War II. The famous Kurfürstendamm boulevard begins next to it.
Berlin city is more of a freak town. And it’s very attractive.
It’s a gathering of people from all over the world and everyone finds something for themselves. Someone in the history of World War II. Someone’s a nightclub. Someone’s culture.
Obviously I came here for three days. For an Eric Clapton concert. And I am Happy!
But I got to know all the sights and fell in love with this city.
First of all, it’s all soaked in history. World War II ended here and the Soviet Union collapsed immediately. Once, half of this city belonged to the Western capitalist world, and the second belonged to the Soviet Union. In 1986, Berlin broke the wall, which passed through the entire city, and became one. You can see that wall on photos:
NOTE! Useful information
Find out about fares in Berlin here www.vbb.de. Berlin is divided into zones, carefully study which zones you need before buying a ticket. It is more profitable to buy cards for 4 trips. The cost of one ticket is from 2.9 euros, the cost of 4 is from 9.
If you plan to get to know the city as deep as possible, check out the Berlin Welcome Card. She will provide you with travel at no extra charge, and will provide a discount when visiting attractions and entertainment in Berlin.
Berlin city Attractions:
German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). To visit the Parliament building, you must first register on the official website of the Reichstag and present the received data at the entrance. Without this, you cannot enter and inspect the premises from the inside. You can buy tickets here: www.bundestag.de
Pergamonmuseum. The most visited museum in Berlin, its exposition includes:
– the richest collections of ancient art from the territory of Greece and the Roman Empire;
– exposure of cultural objects from Asia Minor;
– a huge collection of Islamic art.
You can buy tickets here: www.smb.museum
Charlottenburg Palace. You can find out the schedule, ticket prices and buy tickets online on the palace website www.spsg.de
Food in Berlin:
Cheap in Berlin you can eat at (Felleshus) The dining room is open from 10:00 to 16:00. But from 11:30 to 13:00 only employees of embassies can dine here. Prices: from € 1.5 to € 5.5. Address: Rauchstraße 1, Tiergarten. There is even a menu, though in German.
You should also try a meal in the famous Berlin burger Burgermeister. It is incredibly tasty and inexpensive.
The cafeteria in the house of Ernst-Reuter-Haus located across the street from Tiergarten, in 2011 received the title of the best dining room in the entire federation. set meals from € 1.30 to € 5.50. The facility is open to visitors from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00. The cafe is located at: Straße des 17. Juni 112, 10623 Berlin.
Housing in Berlin:
I walked around most of the center. It’s a very beautiful city.
Stuff you must have in Berlin
Pocket Smart Voice Translator to feel yourself confidently.
Although, in the hostel where I lived, it was more like Bangkok instead of capital of Germany. Unbelievable traffic. So many bikes. The subway is quite old and dirty.
For those who travel by van or prefer campsites instead of hotels and hostels, there is a list of places where you can stay not far from the centre of Berlin.
Here you can find the best camping tent for your trip.
The Academy of Arts
The Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious cultural institution in Germany. As a public corporation, it has a federal advisory function on art with a mission to support and promote the arts. The modern building with its glass facade, designed by Stuttgart architect Günter Benisch, was moved to its original site, Pariser Platz. The transparent facade was deliberately and symbolically placed in front of the extant remains of the painting halls from the original academy. www.berlin.de
History of the Academy of Fine Arts
The Academy was founded by King Friedrich I of Prussia in 1696 as an academic institution and intellectual forum for the exchange of ideas among artists and scholars. The original building, which is a private residence from 1734, became the home of Count Arnim-Beutsenburg in 1858. Purchased by the Prussian treasure house in 1902, it was transformed into the Academy of Arts by the architect Ernst von Ihne from 1904 to 1906. Among its prestigious members were Wolfgang von Goethe, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bertolt Brecht and Max Liebermann, who headed the institute in the 1920s, when the Academy developed its literary section.
Everything works till morning (gas store, markets and so on.) – not like in the south of Germany. I really very much enjoyed it.
I advise everyone to go to Berlin and immerse themselves in its nightlife!