There’s so much to do in Berlin, but there’s nothing better than a personal recommendation. Here are our five travel tips for what to see & where to eat in Berlin.
To date Berlin is one of our favorite cities we’ve been to. It’s something to do with its particular past, art, architecture and trendy/hip areas, also because it’s a city that is constantly changing and let’s not forget the amount of street art that is at every corner.
I’ve personally been three times in the past few years, Dale has been twice and each time it felt like the first, maybe because how fast things change over there, I’m not sure. I only know that we love Berlin!!!
There are an enormous amount of activities to do, places to go and events to attend, which it means that if you go to Berlin you won’t be bored, that’s for sure. We put together five tips based on what we did, something that we hope might be useful and may inspire you.
Tip #1 – Free Concert at the Berliner Philharmonie
If you enjoy live music, you need a break from the hectic city life and you have some spare time, why not attend a FREE lunchtime concert in the foyer of the Berliner Philharmonie? You haven’t misread, these concert are on every Tuesday at 1pm (until the 17 June 2014 except 17, 24 and 31 December 2013).
We went once and loved it! The music was very entertaining, there also are drinks and food available inside to be bought if you wish, otherwise simply enjoy the music 🙂
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Tip #2 – Vöner
There are a lot of choices for vegetarian and vegan food in Berlin and we a tried few places during our stay there. One place in particular though really left a sign on us; I’m talking about Vöner. They have various options on the menu like veggie burgers, veggie currywurst, seitan nuggets and also a vegan kebab which we fell in love with – it was delicious. It’s a must try even if you are a meat eater, you won’t be disappointed.
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Tip #3 – Visit a goat farm in the middle of the city
When our Berliner friends told us that there is a small farm with goats and chickens in Charlottenburg we went on a mission to find it. In fact, unless you know exactly where it is, Ziegenhof isn’t easy to see because there are no signs and indication to it at all, let’s hope the map below will be useful.
You cannot imagine the happiness when we found it and a very kind lady let us in to pet the goats which were very friendly, cute and in need of cuddles.
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Tip #4 – Abandoned Railway Warehouse
We accidentally bumped into this amazing area while we were searching for more street art. In fact, captured by the amount of murals and graffiti, we stopped to explore the abandoned railway warehouse and happily found out that there is much more than just street art.
There are bars, a skateboard and BMX Indoor skatepark, a small flea market, again graffiti everywhere, a climbing area and the Urban Spree Gallery with changing exhibitions.
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Tip #5 – Live Jazz
If you like live music like us, you are a fan of a good jazz rhythm but you don’t have the budget to go to a concert where you have to pay an entry fee; we strongly recommend a cozy bar called Café Lyrik. They have different bands during the week playing chanson, tango, jazz and more.
We went to see a gypsy jazz performance while sipping our German dark beer and loved it.
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