Ever since Berlin has been attracting the (forever) young and wild. No wonder, this vibrant place is one-of-a-kind, a cradle of new music sounds, fashion and art – and, to many, the “El Dorado” of life. How come? It’s the special vibe, that one feels wandering across the lavish streets, its young citizens from across the globe, staying for short or long to live their own definition of freedom.
As a visitor, you might feel overwhelmed by the vast choice of things to do and see. Therefore, you might be happy to receive some handy tips.
Berlin is worldwide recognized as technotropolis. So, if you´re into powerful beats, don’t miss the Berghain, one of the most popular night clubs of the world. Check out the Panorama Bar on top, which serves a more accessible kind of techno. Then there is Klunkerkranich, a really fantastic rooftop bar, which offers you an overwhelming view of the city. If you´re not into electronic beats, the hugely popular Burgers and Hip Hop event at Prince Charles combines juicy, old-school hip hop with a gourmet burger cook-off, a holy alliance if ever there was one.
For those who’ve already eaten and want to channel some 8Mile intensity, Rap am Mittwoch hosts monthly rap battles at Bi Nuu, a venue discreetly nestled beneath the Schlesisches Tor train station.
Yaam — the little Jamaica of East Berlin — and Cassiopeia both offer a more pacifistic brand of hippie hip hop, with dancehall, reggae, afrobeats, and dub filling in any gaps. Have fun!
GETTING AROUND BERLIN
Berlin remains served by two airports: Tegel and Schönefeld
Metro, Tram & Bus → Berlin public transportation webpage
Train (S-Bahn) → S-Bahn webpage
Berlin Hauptbahnhof Berlin’s central train station is the main point of arrival for all long-distance trains → Train webpage
Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) Berlin’s biggest bus station is the main point of arrival for all long-distance buses → Bus webpage
MAP OF BERLIN
You can open the downloadable and printable map of Berlin by clicking on this link
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116 117 National Emergency number for doctor on-call
(+49 30) 192 40 Poison-Toxic substance emergency hotline
110 Police (Polizei) (+49 30) 46 64 46 64 Berlin Police hotline
112 Fire Rescue (Feuerwehr)
COUNTRY TELEPHONE CODE: +49
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