Berlin State Hostels
Berlin State Hostels
Fürstenberg & Havel
Berlin State Comments
a very safe place, much more than Paris or London. For those like us wh like history there's plenty of things to see and do. Even think to plan a week to spend there. We recommend Deustches Historiches Museum (one full day from opening until closure). Topographie des Terrors. German Resistance Memorial (Stauffenbergstrasse). Deutsch-Russische Museum in Beriln Karlshorst. Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Treptower Park. Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Strasse 17 Juni. Reichstag. Checkpoint Charlie. Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Berlin boasts many other interesting places not so directly connected with recent history, a very interesting place.
If you do nothing else in
, make sure you book onto a walking tour. They cost about $12 and in just four hours you have a guide take you to all the main sites around the city. Well worth the money!
The Schöens Wochenende (Happy Weekend) train ticket is an amazing deal if you have more time than money. For only €28 up to five people can travel all weekend on local trains (that's €28 total for up to 5 people!). If you wanted to, you can travel all the way from
to Switzerland on nothing but local trains (but it takes about 10 train transfers and 10 hours to do it). Buy a pass at any German train station.
If you go to East
, you have to consider that the East (and West also) had been isolated for fifty years and old people still have the cold war inside their brains. Go to district of Kreuzberg and Neukölln -- Germans are the minority there, or go to Vienna.
The Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket is now thirty euro, and is only good for one day (on either Saturday or Sunday). It is still good for up to five people and still only for local transport. Döner kebab and curry-wurst were both invented in
, so try them both!
Forget the doner kebab, try the curry wurst!! We ate it for four days in a row and finally had our stomachs pumped, but we would be lying if we said we didn't enjoy it.
is affordable for back packers. It's different! Enjoy it!
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