things to see and do in berlin!
Old 14th August 2009
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things to see and do in berlin!

guten tag!

we're going to Berlin in September to support my brother and sister in law, who are running the marathon.

by support i mean 'eat delicious meats and drink fine beers whilst cheering from the sidelines'.

i am a medieval historian by training, and am also fascinated by contemporary German history... so i already have lots of interesting historical things i want to see. i have also wanted to see Germany since i was about 5 years old, so i can't wait! we are staying in Prenzlauer Berg for a week.

are there any recommendations for things to do and see in and around Berlin?

danke!
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i am a medieval historian by training



Germany must be a dream come true for you then. I've never been to Europe or England. I wish I could take a month off and just travel.
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guten tag!
we are staying in Prenzlauer Berg for a week.

are there any recommendations for things to do and see in and around Berlin?

danke!
well first do the obvious tourist things: spend a day touring reichstag, brandenburger tor, checkpoint charlie, alex tower - go up there if weather is clear. worth it.

devot another day to museumsinsel: pergamon museum is a must for you, check out the rest, mostly antique stuff

also wander prenzlauer berg, kreuzberg and neuköln: click opera - Living in NKLN to keep PZBG alive - if you look for good and affordable german meets mediterranean cusine check out the nansen: Nansen - Neukölln, Berlin - German Restaurants - Qype
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I guess Hansa will not to have time.....for exhibitions?

There are so many things to see the "Museumsinsel" with the Pergamon Altar

Pergamon Altar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Go to the Jewish Museum where the Holocaust is illustrated.
It should never happen again anywhere in the world.

Jewish Museum, Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Do not forget to visit the trend quarters Friedirichshian and Prenzlauer Berg.

Take Trip on a boat over the river Spree thorough the government quarter
with "bundestag" they hold a speech in english and explain a lot about west east etc..

Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH Berlin

Go to my brothers trend coffee house Sankt Oberholz at Rosenthaler Platz you have free Wirelas Lan access and you can eat great greek snacks and drink the fines coffee in town. Talk to people there they may have other ideas what you can do in berlin.

Sankt Oberholz

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Hamburger Bahnhof transformed a large industrial building into a temple of contemporary art. Reichstag is impressive. Fernsehturm has the best view across the city.

Prenzlauerberg:
* you might want to visit Kulturbrauerei: club/gigs/bars/restaurant etc.
* breakfast at the wohnzimmer-bar. Lettestrasse 6

viel spaB!
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Take the underground Berlin tour. It goes to the **** chambers and bunkers that were built under the city.

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Well, that sounds quite uplifting, Jim. Perfect holiday fare.

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(...)by support i mean 'eat delicious meats and drink fine beers whilst cheering from the sidelines'.(...)
Make that a Currywurst and a Berliner Weisse Mit Schuss at Konnopke's Imbiss under the S-Bahn station "Schönhauser Allee" Food doesn't get much more typical than that.

A few rock clubs to try:
Kato
Magnet
Knaack
Garage Pankow

I'm sure there are many more, but these I know.

The cool thing about Berlin is that, while it's definitely got that metropolis vibe, people there are usually much more relaxed than in Paris, London or New York (although I only have 2nd-hand knowledge of NY)

EDIT: apparently the Knaack club has cancelled/postponed all live show for the rest of the year, parties still seem to happen, though...
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