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added on 1st of May, 2009

One fact about Berlin, Germany: the 70% of the city stands of forest. So Berlin is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities of the world, with a lot of parks and threes even in the center, what gives an unbeatable, calm and comfortable feeling to the city. I spent there a week but I couldn’t hear even a single loud word or somebody shouting. The other surprising fact was that Berlin is cheaper than most of the European capitals and I didn't only mean the extremely expensive London but cities like Budapest or Bucharest.

There are a lot of places what you can visit thoroughly free like the Bundestag, Sans Souci Park in Potsdam, the Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburg Gate, the monuments of the wall separating East and West and many others. About the nightlife, a beer costs about 2-3 Euro and Saturday night all streets are tied up with young people goin' from one party to other.

And before I forget, one of the most kind thing about Berlin is that almost everybody is riding a bicycle instead of driving a car and the people are (or seem to be) very patient and tolerant one with the other. So there's no doubt that you should pick up Berlin into your must-see list.

 

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Berlin, GermanyDespite the new constructions Berlin is a city full of historical charm – with the old streets of East Berlin, which are slowly being restored after remaining unchanged for 50 years. The Berlin Wall divided the capital of Berlin for 28 years! If you want to understand why it was erected, how it fell and how Berlin is dealing with the scars of its past, see the longest stretch of wall still remaining! This is a great way to see the city, regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin or if you already feel like "ein Berliner", You could also cover interesting sights of the city's center: Museum Island; Brandenburg Gate;... Read more »

 
 
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Places to visit free in Berlin - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Berlin Sightseeing Berlin is one of the busiest capitals in Europe and still we, visitors must admit that it’s one of the most beautiful ones as well. city on its own is amazing, full of parks; Unequally among the European capitals... Read more »

What to do in Germany - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: Aprox. 80Mio Major Airports: Franfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Berlin (BER, BML, TXL), Hamburg (HAM). When to Go: Typically the months of May-September are good to visit as the temperatures are not too cold. In the summer it's... Read more »

What to see in Berlin - Aug 14, 2008, by vcppow
Berlin was immortalized in the film 'Cabaret' but the years after WWI represent just one colorful phase. Berlin is a very old city and many of its first buildings such as the Nicolaikirche and Marienkirche, both built between 1230 and 1292,... Read more »

Berlin for low budget travelers - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
The famous TV Tower is situated on the Alexanderplatz with its total height of 365 m. There is a viewing platform and observation deck at 203 meters from where you can see the whole city and, if the weather is good, even farer. It is a... Read more »

What you have to know about Berlin - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Berlin City is the largest city of Germany with 3.4 million inhabitants and an area of 892 square km so the city became the capital of the country. Berlin had the first time the status of the capital in 1871 and this status was maintained... Read more »

 
 

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