Germany - Berlin Travel Guide - Berlin Tourism Advice Tips - Travel Advice Tips

Germany - Berlin Travel Guide - Berlin Tourism Advice Tips - Travel Advice Tips

The city is divided into several districts, each with its own charm but almost all points of interest are concentrated in Mitte and Tiergarten. It is best to stay in the Mitte which is German for "middle, center." There is the most emblematic and representative of the city, the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, Museum Island ... and a lot of shops and restaurants.

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Currently the German capital is a great building site. Cranes dominate the skyline of the city. The best architects in the world built or rebuilt a number of public and private buildings. This is one of the things that has caught tourist attention. It is as if the city still further developed and expanded, with streets being constantly raised and rehabilitated buildings ...

All the events of the twentieth century is still very present in this city. Over 50% of buildings were destroyed during World War II. After the war, the they were responsible for saving most of the bricks that were piled throughout the city and which were later used to faithfully reconstruct the fallen buildings. Walking through its streets and avenues are hardly aware of the damage the war caused because the buildings have been rebuilt as they were before the decade of 30-40.

Transportation In Berlin-  The Berlin subway is one of the best in Europe, has 9 lines, which pass through underground sections and also on the surface.

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Urban transport is pretty good so even if the city is large, it becomes very manageable. The one trip ticket costs € 2.30 and is valid for all public transport in Berlin which are grouped under the acronym BVG and include tram, near the metro, buses etc ... There are also card one day, 3 days or more. You have all the information on the website of the BVG.

The meter starts to operate from 4:30 to 00:30 hours, each train passes every 3 to 5 minutes, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays the hours are extended to overnight.

Berlin U-Bahn (underground) which has a good network of stations that connect to all the sights of the city
Trains from Berlin - The S-Bahn is a set of trains operating in 15 urban lines, with which you can get almost anywhere in Berlin.

Schedule: Begin to move from 4:30 to 00:30 hours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, trains run all night.

Each train runs between 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours and the rest of the day between 15 to 20 minutes, evenings run every 30 minutes.

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Trams in Berlin - The tram is a kind of train that runs around Berlin, has 22 lines and 400 stations, is a widely used means of transport both for the same population and by tourists for its functionality.

Buses in Berlin - Buses are also a very efficient means of transport, but a little slower, because the traffic is moving slower, has about 150 lines, is especially recommended to travel at line number 100, and that travels throughout the Unter den Linden and makes stops at major attractions for tourists.

Buses also run at night, at least 54 lines, operating from 00:30 to 4:30 inclusive, with a frequency of 30 minutes.

Taxis in Berlin - Taxis in Berlin are cream, all use the meter, you can stop at any point in the city, are recommended to move during rain or when you want to quickly reach a particular location without walking.
The taxi fares are 4 euros for the first 2 kilometers, additional kilometers costs 1.64 euros.

Where to go for Shopping in Berlin- Mitte area, can walk or Neue Alte Schönhauser Strasse, where you find shops of local designers. For men, it pays to check Respectmen clothing and musical emporium Mecca DNS Recordstore. For women, the designer Claudia Skoda and vintage clothing store are great places Sommerladen and Calypso shoes

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Where To eat in Berlin- With the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Germany, it is difficult to choose just one.

Alpenstück- Gartenstrasse 9, D-10115 Berlin
Traditional cuisine of southern Germany: sausages, sauerkraut (sour cabbage) and schnitzels in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Bandol sur Mer - Torstrasse 167, D-10115 Berlin
For a romantic dinner in the French style book in advance of the 6 tables that make up this exclusive restaurant, a favorite of Brad Pitt. Be sure to try the escargots, foie gras or the house specialty, the Irish style entrecote.

Brecht's - Schiffbauerdamm 6-7, D-10117 Berlin
For Austrian cuisine, head to this bistro-style restaurant on the banks of the river in Schiffbauerdamm. Its famous veal sausages and gnocchi with cream cheese.

Die Quadriga - Eislebener Strasse 14, D-10789 Berlin
One of the best restaurants in Berlin, headed by chef Bobby Bräuer, Michelin star-awarded. Expect a sophisticated cuisine and a distinctly civilized environment. The 1920 decor is another delight.

Gugelhof - Knaackstrasse 37, D-10435 Berlin
A great Alsatian cuisine will delight you with its succulent sauerkraut here and flamed tarts.

Altes Europe - Gipsstrasse 11, D-10119 Berlin
Frequented by the cream of Berlin, this bar bring proper attire required to fit their aristocratic environment.
Bar Tausend - Schiffbauerdamm 11, D-10117 Berlin
If dining in Brecht's continue the night in this mysterious dark floor bar lit by a golden light flowing from one enormous eye in the wall. .

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