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1. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

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I'll spend a long weekend in Berlin, starting from 15th Sept. Where to go, and what to do there? I'll be travelling with two not-so-close friends, and main objective is to see band "Poets Of The Fall" at Friday night. I'm open to ideas, how to spend our free time there. Which hostels would be worth considering? How do we get to (enter the name of the hostel here) from Berlin Schoenefeld airport? Is the budget of 200€ enough for 3 days? What about public transportation cards, is anything like a tourist card available for 3 days?
... This will be my first flight ever. Any advice on that?



2. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y


Berlin is great, I actually want to live there sometime. I travelled through Berlin on my way to Poland many times, and always stayed at the Pegasus Hostel since it is literally a 5 minute walk from the Ostbahnhof. From Schoenefeld airport:

"The airport is less than 30 minutes from the city centre. AirportExpress trains RE4 and RE5 run every half an hour. All trains stop at the station "Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld". A free bus shuttle circulates between this station and the airport terminal every 10 minutes."

once in the city the metro is one of the best organized and easy to navagate, Ostbahnhof is a main station and quite a few lines run through it.


If you book ahead by internet, even the day of you get 50% off on your first night. Worked great for me since I usually stayed only one night, but still thats pretty good just for sending an email.

Its close to Kreuzberg and Mitte, which during the cold war was Berlin Wall area, so new development and intersting museums abound. Im intersted in WWII history so Berlin had alot of things to see and occupy time all day long.

Night life is fair. Unter der Linden is nice area. Went to Tresor club but I think it closed recently. There are alot of spots to go, guess you like live music and Berlin has a few good places. pick up a magazine or paper and see whos playing where.

200, ahhh depends ofcourse. the more the better, but that should last fine.

whoa, first time flyer, sit back realx and enjoy. I remember the first time flying, taking off is the best...wish I could have that 1st timer feeling everytime.

Your going to have a great time. You seeing some Estonian band? better then Platnium Ninja or whatever they are again.

3. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Daniel, thanks for the reply.
We considered Pegasus, but eventually decided on Amstel House, it's bit cheaper. But I'll remember '50% off from the first night', that might be handy in future. "POTF" is a Finnish band, performing at Popkomm festival (or whatever it is). I'll be sure to pick up some magazine and see, what's happening in clubs. "Platinum Ninja" ain't that bad, but not my taste.

Another place I'd like to visit, is Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. I just gotta get directions from somewhere ;).

And thanks for feedback about money and flying. :)

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

Hi Silver,

of course I can´t give you much advice on hostels, but maybe some tips on what to see and do. From Schönefeld airport by the way there is also the bus # 167 leaving to the metro station "Rudow", but as Daniel has already mentioned it is probably better to take the train.
In town definitely a must is to hop on Bus # 100 and basically get an almost free tour around (just the cost of public transport) to see all the major sights. Sure, you won't have a guide explaining anything, but I think it gives you a great first overview of the city. There is also a three day tourist ticket available, just ask for it at any metro station. I think it´s around 18 Euros and also gives you a discount for some museums. My friends have also been telling me the weather has been great lately, so I'd recommend one of our beach cafés/bars (Strandbar Mitte, Oststrand, Bundespressestrand) to you, it's always nice to have a drink there. I also think you get by with 200 Euro. For events, party and nightlife buy one of the city magazines "Zitty" or "Tip", they have almost everything listed for any kind of taste.

Enjoy your stay and say hi to my home town for me !


5. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting steffbo

Enjoy your stay and say hi to my home town for me !


Hi Stefanie. I did say hi to Berlin ;). I don't want to fly baack so soon... :(. So far I've been lost several times, enjoyed the nightlife and spent yesterday just walking around the city center taking pictures. I've fallen in love with Berlin!

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

Hi MelesMeles,

thanks for saying hi to Berlin and I´m glad you liked it ;).
Anything you liked in particular? Sights, museums, parks? I always find it interesting to hear a foreigners point of view about Berlin.

7. Posted by stepsdevil (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Hi Guys

I just got back from yet another visit to Berlin.
What an amazing city. I am saving up to move there. I've fallen in love with Charlottenburg...

I'm currently trying to set up a website about Berlin, and am looking for people to write reviews about their recent stays. Every month, there'll be a 'main review' selected for the site, and that one will be put up on the site, and the writer will get a £10 WH Smith voucher (if they are in the UK!) and the pleasure of having their work on the site.
If anyone is interested in writing something of 300-400 words in length, please send it to I will consider everything sent.

Also, what should I recommend or review on the site? I've photographed all the main landmarks, and have made a lot of notes on the city. What would you like to see, however?

Sorry to barge in on the topic like this, but I'd like my site to actually be useful rather than cluttering up the net.

Thanks a lot

8. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting steffbo

Hi MelesMeles,

thanks for saying hi to Berlin and I´m glad you liked it ;).
Anything you liked in particular? Sights, museums, parks? I always find it interesting to hear a foreigners point of view about Berlin.

Hi steffbo. Better late than never, as they say. (3 months, omg - :()

I wrote a report for band forum, and it's >right here<. Emphasis is on the gig itself, and there are pictures of Berlin>here.<.