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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonie

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonie

It was an industrial dispute which led to the creation of one of the world’s greatest orchestra ensembles,the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since it's beginnings in 1882 it has gone from strength to strength and is now considered to be the world’s second best orchestra ensemble behind Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw.more ...

Berlin's Best Currywurst

Berlin's Best Currywurst

In today's post we are talking about sausages, more importantly we are talking about the most important invention to come out of Germany since the VW Beetle, the currywurst! Such a simple idea yet so very delicious, a pork sausage is cut into bite sized pieces and then covered in a curry sauce. Awesome! If you want the best currywurst in Berlin you’ll have to take your pick from these five.more ...

My Berlin Wall Experience Part 2

My Berlin Wall Experience Part 2

Part two of My Berlin Wall Experience...The following morning dawned cold and wet, jumping on a tram I went to explore the flea market in Mauer Park. Along the way I met a young Berliner who he told me I should check out the Berlin Wall Memorial along Bernauer Strasse. Which is what I did. more ...

My Berlin Wall Experience  Part 1

My Berlin Wall Experience Part 1

I’d been looking forward to going to Berlin for a long time. Everything I’d heard, read and researched about the German capital only piqued my interest…the nightlife, the architecture, incredible city vibe and of course the Wall.I’m old enough to remember when it was torn down and the images on the television of Berliners hugging each other and celebrating are something I’ll never forget. more ...

Christmas Markets in Berlin 2013

Christmas Markets in Berlin 2013

There is no other country in northern Europe that celebrates Christmas quite like the German capital. During the Christmas season the streets are filled with colours and Christmas decorations, and the squares host an endless array of Christmas markets, where a spirit and special aroma takes hold and all kinds of Christmas articles as well as special food are on offer for these special dates. Thus, we would like to present the top 3 Christmas markets in Berlinmore ...

A Tour of Cold War Berlin

A Tour of Cold War Berlin

Although the Berlin Wall no longer divides the German capital, it remains in the collective memory, in the architectural differences of the city and a number of installations and monuments which invite you to discover the history of Cold war Berlin.more ...

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

On the outskirts of Berlin, in the town of Oranienburg, remains a stark reminder of the horrors and atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi Regime, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. It is well worth a day trip from Berlin to visit what was built as a model concentration camp and became the administration centre for the entire camp network across Europe.more ...

Where to have Brunch in Berlin

Where to have Brunch in Berlin

If there is one thing Berliners like more than anything else, it is Brunch. Come the weekend the cafés and restaurants are overflowing with locals and tourists alike as they tuck in to a delicious brunch. With so much choice it can be difficult to find that perfect place to have Brunch in Berlin, to help you we have compiled this short list of restaurants and cafés offering a great selection of brunches…more ...

Berlinale 2013, cinema and glamour in Berlin

Berlinale 2013, cinema and glamour in Berlin

The Berlin International Film Festival better known as as Berlinale takes place this year from 7-17 February 2013. So fans of the seventh art can start reserving these dates to prepare an escape to Berlin.more ...

Apartment of the week in Berlin: the Kreuzberg II

Apartment of the week in Berlin: the Kreuzberg II

The Kreuzberg II offers a fat, comfortable king size bed, as well as a substantial sofa-bed, making it a great option for a couple, small family or pair/small group of friends staying in Berlin. Things we love about this apartment in Berlin include (but are not limited to) its exposed beams, calm white walls, soft blond floor and trendy red kitchen.more ...

Cake and coffee in the cafes in Berlin

Cake and coffee in the cafes in Berlin

When you think of Berlin, and Germany in general, the first eau-de-vie that comes to mind is probably not coffee. Famed for its beer halls, Berlin’s cafe culture is highly underrated. Kaffee und Küchen (“coffee and cake”) is a favourite national pastime, and stepping into one of the cafes in Berlin is entering a heady, fragrantly scented tradition of meeting friends and putting the world to rights over a brew. Here, we look at five of the best cafes in Berlin.more ...

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