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1. Posted by AnnaM (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hi,

Me and a couple of friends will be going to Berlin for some time during August. Since we are planning on staying 10-14 days to be able to explore the metropolis we would need to find somewhere cheap to stay. Does anyone know a cheap place, preferably not too far out, where one could go? Is there any camping possibilities within public transport limits?

Any other tip on where to go, what to see and where to go out would also be fantastic? Exhibitions, bars, clubs, events, you name it!

Thanks on beforehand, Anna

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

The main museum there has some awesome art & artifacts. I forget the name but someone else will know it, it's the main museum with that type of stuff (stuff from all over the World).

Check out "checkpoint charlie" and the remains of the wall.

And the Brandenburg Gate.

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Hi anna,

I find it really cool you are coming to Berlin for almost two weeks that definitely gives you time to really get to know my great city;)!

First off all to answer your accomodation question, I have never stayed in a hostel or on a campside here, but I have heard good things about the following:

http://www.backpackersparadise.de
It's a campside for young people in the northern suburbs. Concerning public transport you'd be fine almost anywhere, where they have a tube or s-bahn station. Berlin's public transport system might appear huge, but it is very reliable and it's running through the whole night on the weekends. During the week you'd be able to catch a nightbus.
There are tons of hostels in town, it really depends on what area you want to live in, maybe check the websides of die fabrik, a&o hostels and circus hostel. They might have special deals if you are staying that long.

As in museums, we have an awesome ethnological museum, a wicked museum with lots of ancient agyptian and greek stuff called Pergamon Museum and amazing art museums with old and contemporary painting. At the Old National Gallery for example they have a Goya (famous Spanish painter) exhibition on at the moment and I myself want to go and see it for sure!

We do have even more bars and clubs here (lost count along time ago;)) and it's hard to recommend a particular one without knowing what kind of music you like. If you let me know, I'm more than happy to give you some detailed info.
If the weather is nice though you should definitely go to one of our beach bars/caf├ęs (Oststrand/Bundespressestrand/Strandbar Mitte) as it is always great to hang out there.

As far as sightseing, the "Reichstag" our German parliament building is very cool. It has a glassdome you can walk up and you'll have a brilliant view from up there (very nice especially at night, it's open till 10 pm). Potsdamer Platz with its futuristic Sony centre building (in there you'll find a huge cinema where they show all movies in the original version) might also be interesting for you and the new Holocaust Memorial is close by.
Unter den Linden is a famous ave with historical old buildings like one of our Universities and the State Opera building.
Next to the Checkpoint Charlie, Travel100 mentioned, you'll find a free outdoors exhibition called Topography of Terror, it tells you a lot about the Second WW history.

If you are interested to see some remains of the Berlin wall you'd have to go to the East Side Gallery.

Hope this helps and feel free to pm me if you got anymore questions!!!

Steff

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting steffbo

As in museums, we have an awesome ethnological museum, a wicked museum with lots of ancient egyptian and greek stuff called Pergamon Museum...

That's the museum I was talking about. I really liked that one. They even had some cool Babylonian stuff.

5. Posted by tarot (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

how is the weather there?

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y

try the Tresser Club for really good Techno.
one of my favorite nightclubs i have been to in europe.

7. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Quoting jeffG

try the Tresser Club for really good Techno.
one of my favorite nightclubs i have been to in europe.

Sorry to let you know but Tresor Club has had better days and they finally closed it down 2 months ago. No more partying there, but there are heaps of other clubs if you're into techno.

Tarot, at the moment the weather is warm (28-30 degrees celsius) and mostly sunny. You get the odd shower in between.

Steff

8. Posted by tarot (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

woah, 28 degrees is hot.. thanks steff..

Is there any factory outlets nearby

9. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Did I say 28 degrees, today it's pouring down and only 15!!! Hope exceptions prove the rule and sorry, no factory outlets around here :(