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?
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.
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...