Berlin, Germany

Where to Stay

Prenzlauer Berg

Where to stay in Berlin?
by Jerseyboy88 about 5 years ago

Prenzlauer Berg is arguably the most exciting district in Berlin. It is very relaxed (the Berlin way!) and the people are friendly and have stories to tell (even if just by the look of their tattoos). The buildings are particularly beautiful and the cobblestone streets shooting off from Schonhauser Allee are testament to this. Food and coffee is incredibily cheap and of good quality. Nightlife is great with the Prater Biergarten and 'White Trash Fast Food' restaurant/night club as two diverse examples of what you can do within the district to spice up your evening. Enjoy the many kebabs for sale as well! Only 2-3 euro for one!

What to Eat

Street Food

Sandwich with Tofu and Mango Chutney for 3 Euros
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 7 years ago
Sandwich with Tofu and Mango Chutney for 3 Euros

Barduni Zenwich (Zenwich-berlin.de) has a stand just outside the Hackescher Markt station where the other food vendors are. He sells grilled sandwiches with intense ingredients like olive paste and mango chutney. If you're sick of doner kebabs and pizza, this is a good, healthy alternative. The Potsdam sandwich was my personal favorite. Friendly owner. Sandwiches are between 2-3 euros.

Getting Around

Other

Fine for Riding Without a Metro Ticket is 40 Euros
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 7 years ago

In Berlin, you buy your metro ticket OUTSIDE the train, not on it. Be sure to purchase one before hopping onto any train. The fine for riding without a ticket is steep, a pocket oozing 40 euros. The Bahn ticket nazis aren't very nice either, so best to avoid having to interact with them at all.

Train

DB Bahn Office at Central Station Can Reserve International Seats
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 7 years ago
DB Bahn Office at Central Station Can Reserve International Seats

At the Hauptbahnhof, you'll be able to reserve your seat for future international travel (regardless of whether the departure city is Berlin). The DB Bahn Reisezentrum office on the first floor of the station (above the arrival platform) will take care of this for you. They take cash and credit cards.

General Advice

Useful Links

Circus Hostel's Travel Wiki Maintained by Staff
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 7 years ago

Circus Hostel outdoes itself with this travel wiki maintained by staff. If you're not sure what to do, check out their suggestions at Circus-wiki.com/Cwiki. It's pretty thorough, including everything from info on bars to restos, sights/culture to parks, and there is even a section on gay Berlin.