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Alternative City Tour - Berlin Tours - SANDEMANs NEW EUROPE. Stranded behind the Iron Curtain for nearly 40 years, West Berlin developed its own, unique identity and became a magnet for non-conformists in search of an alternative lifestyle.

Alternative City Tour - Berlin Tours - SANDEMANs NEW EUROPE

Sub-cultures, squats, and graffiti art became part of Berlin’s distinct style, and with the fall of the Berlin Wall the scene didn’t disappear, it simply moved east. Explore the gritty, grungy, underground of the city that Berliners love! Witness the clash between corporate expansion & counter-culture. An AB transit card is required for this tour. Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!

This tour involves a train journey – an AB travel ticket should be purchased before joining the tour. On the 3.5 hour tour we cover Start point map. 9 alternative things to do in Berlin. 20th February 2013 Anyone who has visited Berlin will have seen the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Unter den Linden.

9 alternative things to do in Berlin

That’s all well and fine, but how about having some more original Berlin experiences? 1. Berlin beyond the Reichstag - some alternative sights. Beyond the Brandenberg Gate ...

Berlin beyond the Reichstag - some alternative sights

Brewers walking tours show you Berlin's quirky attractions. Photograph: Corbis Walking tours tend to be led by moonlighting schoolteachers waving umbrellas in the air, followed by sluggish troops of tourists in matching orange hats. Not at Brewers Berlin Tours, however, where the guides are a little bit different. Like Victoria Kuhr, who made a name for herself swing dancing, 1920s style, in various trendy clubs across the German capital.

We asked the Brewers guides for their favourite "in between" bits: the quirky, modern highlights crammed in between the umpteen spots of historical significance that together make up a Brewers tour. Preston Meyer I often take my tours into the KW (Auguststrasse 69,, a former margarine factory converted into a gallery. Another place I like to take people to is Tacheles (Oranienburgerstraase 54-56a, Barnaby Pole. Top 20 free things to do in Berlin. Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but for tourists those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing.

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Save your cents by taking in some of the city’s many freebies. Pin this image Dome of the Reichstag building, Berlin. Image by Fabio / Flickr / Getty Images. Climb to the Reichstag’s roof The Reichstag is home to Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, and a climb to its roof terrace offers spectacular views over the city and close-ups of the modern, Norman Foster–designed glass dome powering from the historic building. Stroll the East Side Gallery. Berlin's Best Historic and Art Museums. Berlin is home to more than 170 museums and galleries, many of them housing the finest and most important art collections in the world.

Berlin's Best Historic and Art Museums

If you want to treat yourself to a day of culture in the German capital, check out this overview of the best museums in Berlin, from historical exhibitions, to modern art collections. Museum Island Sylvain Sonnet/The Image Bank/Getty Images Museum Island in Berlin’s historic heart is home to five world-class museums; this unique ensemble of historic buildings, all built under different Prussian kings, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit some of the best art collections in Germany, covering everything from the famous bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, to European paintings from the 19th century.

Berlin is a city of museums and some of its best kept secrets are free! Berlin is well-known as a budget location, rich in history.

Berlin is a city of museums and some of its best kept secrets are free!

However, this does not always translate to its many museums. Berlin on a Budget - Travel Information. Welcome to Berlin: This is not really a story about what to see and do in Berlin.

Berlin on a Budget - Travel Information

It is an attempt to get you around this popular city without destroying your budget. As with most tourist meccas, Berlin offers plenty of easy ways to pay top dollar for things that won't really enhance your experience. Hipster Guide to Berlin. I’m by no means a Berlin travel expert, but I’ve been here a fair few times that I thought I’d share some travel tips.

Hipster Guide to Berlin

Here they are, in no particular order. I’ll expand on this guide to Berlin as time goes by… It’s not a complete list on all the best things to do in my favorite European city, but rather a collection of some of my favorites. Favorite bars, clubs, restaurants and other things to do. Whether you’re visiting just for a weekend, 36 hours, or a day, maybe some of these tips will be useful. Lerchen und Eulen (near Gorlitzer u-bahn) – Moscow Mule cocktails and cozy interior! Schlafmeile Hostel in Berlin, Germany. THE RECEPTION is OPEN from 08:00 AM to 24:00 PM This New Zealander owned and operated Hostel in the heart of the former East Berlin district Friedrichshain, will directly connect YOU to the nightlife, culture and history of this exciting city, Berlin.

Schlafmeile Hostel in Berlin, Germany

Our rooms are clean and serviced daily by our freindly staff. The Schlafmeile Hostel has one Huge common room with full... Read More The Schlafmeile Hostel has one Huge common room with full kitchen..Supermarket is just around the corner .Or just sit down with the feet up and meet other travellers with a few drinks. If you are travelling with a lap top you will be able to connect to our WiFi internet at our New Zealand cafe, free of charge! Sandino Worldimprovement Network in Berlin, Germany. Welcome to Sandino - World-improvement Network Berlin a community of lovely people.

Sandino Worldimprovement Network in Berlin, Germany

We offer value accommodation and event hosting from April to September. We open for the first time on May 1st 2011. Sandino - World-improvement Network is a green oasis in the heart of Berlin, just three tram stations from the light rail hub at Landsberger Allee. (20 minutes from Alexanderplatz) 20 Things to Do in Berlin – Essential Attractions, Sights and Activities – Time Out Berlin. Tickets für Ihren Besuch in Berlin. You'll find the perfect ticket for your time in Berlin here. Berlin WelcomeCard - your city ticket for Berlin! With the Berlin WelcomeCard, you receive the right ticket for any stay, no matter if it is a two-day weekend trip or a five-day tour to the capital; alone, with a partner or with your family. You can choose the right Berlin WelcomeCard from a total of seven ticket variants. The tickets are valid for 48 hours, 72 hours or 5 days.

How to Conquer the City of Berlin. Berlin is a gigantic city. I knew it was big, but until I decided to explore it by foot, I never knew just how big. I came here for 5 days with the idea that I’d see all the major sites, some of the not-so-major sites, and get a feel for the city. I didn’t get a chance to see much of Germany’s capital the first time, and I was hoping this visit would correct that. But, despite my intentions, I barely accomplished anything in five days. Berlin is just too big and too vast.