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Where to stay, what to do??!!

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Where to stay, what to do??!!

Hi

I'm going to Berlin in May for 4 days with some friends. I don't really know anything about the city (although I have bought a guide book.) It seems like a big place. Which is the best area for us to stay in? We want to do touristy things by day but have nice bars and restaurants nearby for the evening.

Any help much appreciated.

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1. Re: Where to stay, what to do??!!

Hi,

the best areas to stay are Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. Most tourist attractions are nearby and the nightlife is unrivalled in the rest of Berlin. I prefer the Prenzlauer Berg area as it is less tourity and less expensive . There you find many trendy bars and nightclubs. My favourite area is the northern part of the Kastanienallee (subway station Eberswalder-Str.).

Here are some pics of typical street scenes:

medienarchiv.com/Berlin/…ppage39.htm

medienarchiv.com/Berlin/…ppage37.htm

medienarchiv.com/Berlin/…ppage40.htm

Looks run-down but is just great with an unique atmosphere especially in summer.

If you're looking for something nice the Kollwitzplatz may be your place to be...many restaurants, some great bars and just cosy but not very exciting.

The most important sights are listed here:

berlin-tourist-information.de/english/sights…

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2. Re: Where to stay, what to do??!!

the best resturant in berlin with german food is near alexanderplatz called

Zum letzten instanz

to last instance

they sell the best eisbein (german pork knuckle) in berlin

and the stuffed quail dish

best of all, it is the oldest restrant in berlin, nearly 400 year old. Got good black beer as wellthere

get off at alexanderplatz, look for a the dumkin donut

walk across the road from behind dumkin donut, then u'll lead to a small road with a little church beside it. go on that road, until u see the 1st big left intersection

turn left, keep going ur see the restruant.

im not advertising or anything, but living in berlin in 4 month, it is the best food i've eaten.