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What everyone should know about Berlin

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I am sure you would like to visit Berlin, it is a magnetic city. I will introduce it to you , with your permission.

Berlin is attested since the XIIIth century, and is the german capital since 300 years. Nowadays, with its 3,5 millions inhabitants, it is the country’s biggest and most important city. It is a modern city with first class universities and research centre, modern industries like IT, vehicle manufacturation, traffic engineering, biotechnology etc.

Berlin is famous for its liberal way of life, zeitgeist and low costs of living. During the 70’s the big singer David Bowie said nice words about this extravagant city. And John Fitzgerald Kennedy declared in West Berlin, during the cold war: “Ich bin ein Berliner“. Marlene Dietrich was also eine Berlinerin!


Top 8 things to do in Berlin

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Half a century after the rise of the infamous Berlin Wall and two decades after the rebirth of Berlin post the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city offers travelers with the best museums, gourmet places, snack shacks, opera, and clubs. Berlin can satisfy your every craving for history, art, food, party, for adventure, and anything posh.

It is a busy place but the traffic flow is great plus the public transportation is very efficient. You can get good food for a pretty reasonable price and you can walk at night without fearing for dear life. If you are planning a Berlin holiday, you must have the following in your top things to do in Berlin:


25 Things you can do in Europe for free

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With the tough economy and unstable exchange rates, going for a holiday in Europe does not come cheap. If you are on a tight budget, every discount or freebie is a big help to stretch you travel money. Here are some of the best things to do in Europe for free:

Watch the sunset at Pliazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

The Piazzale Michelangelo is just a few minutes away from the city center of Florence. The place provides a spectacular view that can be considered as one of the best in Italy. You will also see here one of the fake David’s in Florence. It is great to see this place during the day but it is a different experience when you get there before sunset and watch the sun go down the horizon.

Listen to the choir of Westminster Abbey in London


Photo of the day:a hocus pocus building in Berlin

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Is this building real or is a fake?

But watch it carefully, please, and don’t give a quick answer. On the plate writes: “Opening today”


Top Six Hotel Beds Across the Globe

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If you’re the type who works more than twelve hours a day, six days a week, it’s most likely that you’ve forgotten what your bed is for. Nearly all working Americans hardly get enough sleep, taking work and late night television to bed with them. These hotels might actually just give you the necessary refresher course on how to relax after a hard day’s work.

Loisaba Wilderness in Kenya

Who says camping out needs to be stressful? When you enjoy the wildlife of Kenya’s Loisaba Wilderness, you get to sleep under the stars in the comfort of a four-poster bed. Don’t worry because it’s covered by a mosquito net so those gigantic African bugs won’t be feasting on your blood while you sleep.


7 of the Best underground walking tours

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Walking tours let us get initimate with our destination. We discover the paths. Take pictures. Spend time with friends or maybe spend time with yourself. You might find it unusual but a good twist to hiking or walking tours are underground walking tours. These underground tours sort of let you in to secrets of the past, mysteries, and wonders not all people get to see.

Here are some of the best underground walks you can find across the globe:

The Catacombs (Italy)

The tour of The Catacombs in Italy will take you underneath Rome and give you a peek to the birth years of Christianity. The old chambers, churches, and galleries witnessed how the place was very dangerours for the early faithfuls. As you walk in this underground community, take note of the centuries old graffiti which mostly are prayers by common people and some by popes.


10 things to do in Berlin

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Berlin is waiting for you, and I am sure this city worth your visit, you will not be disappointed. If you plan to visit Berlin, bear in mind these little things listed bellow!

Here are the things to do in Berlin:

1. Berlin Zoo (Berliner Tiergarten) is Europe’s biggest Zoo, and got very famous once again through the birth of Knut, a polar bear cube. Knut became a media star, and was very beloved.

2. East Side Gallery. These are nothing more than graffiti paintings on the remaining of the Berlin Wall (Berlinermauer), made by artists from 21 countries. It is a liberation cry!

3. The paintings Gallery (Gemaeldegallerie). Located in Potsdamer Platz, it offers the world’s Rembrandt’s biggest collection.

4. Potsdamer Platz. watch it, is a wonderful square. Take some shots, and think a little on its photo from 1945, after the fall of Berlin!


Berlin Vacation

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What to Do on a Berlin Vacation

So you’ve decided to take that trip to Berlin. Good for you. Any idea what you’ll do while you’re there? Maybe you just figured you take in some historical sights. Maybe you’re fascinated with their history. And why not? Who wouldn’t be? And boy, does Berlin have a lot of history.

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Taking a Berlin vacation will give you an up close and personal chance to see so many of the places you only read about. Not only that, but how many cities can honestly say they have overcome the past that they have? Not many. Berlin has not let its history rule its future. And the results are amazing.