Things to in Berlin when you're there

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I'm planning to go to Berlin next month.

Have you been there?

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What'd you recommend?

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Erik, Sunday, 6 July 2003 12:52 (seventeen years ago) link

tings to do!

Digibeet, Sunday, 6 July 2003 12:53 (seventeen years ago) link

David Bowie lives in Berlin?

Sommermute (Wintermute), Sunday, 6 July 2003 13:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I have a chunk of the Berlin wall right here on my desk!

C J (C J), Sunday, 6 July 2003 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Those would be photos of Bowie during his Berlin period. But he did live there at one time -- think he lives in London now with his lovely wife Iman.

I would be interested in visiting Berlin one day, just to see where my first grade teacher came from and to see the spot where the Berlin Wall was (as well as visit the Berlin Wall museum). Oh, and I'd want to go fannish sightseeing and visit all the places important to Alphaville. It'll be awhile yet before that happens, though.

Innocent Dreamer (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 7 July 2003 03:42 (seventeen years ago) link

meet MOMUS!

rener (rener), Monday, 7 July 2003 09:39 (seventeen years ago) link

I think he's back in Japan.

Sommermute (Wintermute), Monday, 7 July 2003 09:41 (seventeen years ago) link

You should definately go into the dome at the Reichstag. Is free and you can almost see all of berlin from up there, and look into the governmental buildings below. Go later in the day though 'cause can have big queues.

You have have to go the Pergamon musuem which houses amoung a lot of other things, the gates of babylon, which is just unbelievably cool.

maddylonglegs, Monday, 7 July 2003 10:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, do go to the Wall/Checkpoint Charlie Museum - fascinating stuff, especially all of the clever escape techniques that people used (with varying degrees of success).

Another vote for the Pergamon...truly awe-inspiring.

Ernest P. (ernestp), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 01:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I live in Berlin, but am currently in Osaka Japan on tour. David Bowie lives in New York now.

In Berlin, I would recommend a trip to an art gallery called Kunst-Werke, 69 Auguststrasse in Mitte. Also ProQM, a bookshop on Neue Schoenhauser Strasse. There's a nice backyard cafe a few doors down and a great Thai restaurant. You should also walk around Prenzlauer Berg. The best record shop is Dense, at about 28 Danziger Strasse. Good club is Ausland, on the Lychener Strasse, Prenzlauer berg. Check also Bastard on Kastanien Allee (Eberswalder Strasse subway). If you need to connect to the internet and have a laptop with a wifi card, go to Starbucks at the Hackesche Hof in Mitte (Rosenthaler Strasse), where you can sit all day and surf on DSL for free. The Hackesche Hof and the courtyard next door are also culture spots with good cinemas, galleries etc. Good Sunday markets at Boxhagener Platz and Treptower Park. There's a good trendy faux-Chinese drinking club on Tor Strasse called White Trash Fast Food. (Ask at the door for a day membership, technically it's private, but they'll let you in.)

Momus (Momus), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 04:10 (seventeen years ago) link

thanx all! Danke!

Erik, Tuesday, 8 July 2003 05:03 (seventeen years ago) link

seven months pass...
as it happens, Rener and I are going to BERLIN in three weeks time.

does anyone know if PEACHES still lives in Berlin?

DV (dirtyvicar), Monday, 1 March 2004 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

i dunno... but richie hawtin still lives in berlin

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 1 March 2004 22:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Peaches will play live at Club Maria on March 25th. And T.Raumschmiere will DJ.

j4n (Wintermute), Monday, 1 March 2004 23:04 (seventeen years ago) link

Timely thread! I'll be in Berlin during May and/or June as well...

Thanks for the recommendations all, but what about caveats?

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 02:35 (seventeen years ago) link

cockboat! we will have just left Berlin when Peaches plays.

Will Peaches play with Momus? I think it's about time they got together.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 13:35 (seventeen years ago) link

When are you going, Vicar? Be sure not to tell, if it's a secret.

the bellefox, Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I am going in late March. somewhat conveniently a band I like are playing when I go there. but I will miss Peaches.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Kraftwerk?

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 15:57 (seventeen years ago) link

no, I am seeing them in Dublin.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:19 (seventeen years ago) link

They are in the jaunting car in front of the donkey cart behind.

the finefox, Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:21 (seventeen years ago) link

you've lost me, Gaedhalfox.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 March 2004 17:52 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
I've just booked a trip to Berlin over the August bank holiday weekend, the fare's a snip at only £45.

leigh (leigh), Thursday, 29 April 2004 07:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey Leigh! You'll have a blast with the flea markets at the very least.

suzy (suzy), Thursday, 29 April 2004 07:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Is "The Klo" bar still going?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 29 April 2004 07:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Will Peaches play with Momus? I think it's about time they got together.

I think it's unlikely after this.

Momus (Momus), Thursday, 29 April 2004 08:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I've read that she actually is a relatively shy woman from Canada.

But she has a mullet.

I never went to the flea markets. But I went up the Fernsehturm. You must go up the Fernsehturm! It's like something from a song by Stereolab.

DV (dirtyvicar), Thursday, 29 April 2004 08:57 (seventeen years ago) link

by the way Momus, I e-mailed you to see if you FAPed before going to Berlin, but the mail bounced (after a couple of weeks). and I think you were in Moscow at the time anyway.

DV (dirtyvicar), Thursday, 29 April 2004 08:58 (seventeen years ago) link

i saw a flyer for a show when i was in helsinki, but it was 2 weeks too late. i also missed man like Blake Baxter

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 29 April 2004 09:02 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
REVIVE! Went to Jewish Museum last weekend. Utterly fascinating/haunting/informative/incredible/etc. Checkpoint Charlie museum a bit tattered but interesting. The entire city is so clean and the bars are good fun. On the last evening ended up in a bar where the walls and ceiling were covered in this synthetic fake pink fur. I can't remember what it was called but christ, it was like what the inside of Barbie's nose would be like if she were real. Great town, awfully ugly trains! Dirt cheap, everyone should go and take advantage before their economy recovers :)

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Friday, 13 January 2006 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

going for the first time in 2 weeks.

triple r, alex under, dominik eulberg

ambrose (ambrose), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:11 (fifteen years ago) link

there's a really cool, huge, cavernous, ridiculously cheap pizza place in prenzlauer berg called 'Due Forni' (I think) run by some kinda troupe of italian anarcho-hippies. go there.

barbarian cities (jaybob3005), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:22 (fifteen years ago) link

On the last evening ended up in a bar where the walls and ceiling were covered in this synthetic fake pink fur.

this is all of the bars that aren't old man pubs, hein?

DV (dirtyvicar), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:23 (fifteen years ago) link

there's a really cool, huge, cavernous, ridiculously cheap pizza place in prenzlauer berg called 'Due Forni' (I think) run by some kinda troupe of italian anarcho-hippies. go there.

I think I went here!

adamrl (nordicskilla), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Totally. U should've seen toilets. The ratther ordinary toilets actually became more shocking the more time I spent there!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

whats watergate like?

ambrose (ambrose), Friday, 13 January 2006 17:33 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Man, I can't wait to see this place in a few days!

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 9 February 2006 18:15 (fifteen years ago) link

go to Bar 25 early in the morning

Barnaby (Barnaby), Thursday, 9 February 2006 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

What happens at Bar 25 early in the morning?

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 9 February 2006 18:33 (fifteen years ago) link

nothing right now, because its only open during the summer

Yawn (Wintermute), Thursday, 9 February 2006 18:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I was there about a year ago... I wish I was there again. Maybe you will get snow!

DV (dirtyvicar), Thursday, 9 February 2006 19:21 (fifteen years ago) link

What happens at Bar 25 early in the morning?

people dance to minimal techno on a restrained soundsystem by a river

Barnaby (Barnaby), Friday, 10 February 2006 01:35 (fifteen years ago) link

that sounds like watergate. thats got huge windows looking over the river, and if the rivers still frozen, it looks awesome

check the line up for watergate in feb - it makes me weep
trentemoller
perlon incl. cassy
m.a.n.d.y
metope and basteroid

i guess the other thing is pretty obvious - panoramabar/berghain.

i didnt see anything except for clubs and the postcard exhibition in ostbahnhof, so cannot advise further

ambrose (ambrose), Friday, 10 February 2006 09:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Find the pink bar! It has a bakery opposite that does amazing pastries to keep you nice and warm on the metro home!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Friday, 10 February 2006 10:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anyone know how late are Watergate or Berghain open? Someone in another thread suggested the possibility of early-morning clubbing and I'd like to try that (instead of staying-up-really-late-at-night -clubbing).

Janne (Janne), Friday, 10 February 2006 11:43 (fifteen years ago) link

i usually leave berghain at 7 or 8 and that's when most people are arriving. i've heard that you can early AM club at Arena and Freischwimmer auch

jonas lefrel (jonas lefrel), Saturday, 11 February 2006 03:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Thanks! I'll try Berghain when I'm in Berlin.

Janne (Janne), Saturday, 11 February 2006 11:28 (fifteen years ago) link

i got to berghain at 9 am on sunday morning. it was gettign busier and buisier bvy about 2pm. i dont think it ever closes at the weekend,

watergate could be open till about 6/7. eulberg was slated to play till 7 on sat night. berghains yr best bet for going to bed then goign there, which is what i did

ambrose (ambrose), Saturday, 11 February 2006 11:45 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
bump (n grind)

i'll be in berlin for the first time EVAH in less than 48 hours. arriving on the 10th and leaving on the 18th. as this is my first time there (or, um, in europe in general), does anyone know of anything cool happening between those dates? i'm already planning on going to kompaktorama at berghain/panoramabar (these are one and the same, yeah?) if it means anything, the apartment i'm staying at is apparently about 40 feet from where the wall stood (according to my friend).

i'm so excited i can barely concentrate on the two papers i have to write before then! rnnnnnnk.

joseph (joseph), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 03:23 (fifteen years ago) link

they are one and the same but panoramabar is upstairs.

matt john and martinez are playing watergate on 10th, cassy is playing there on wed 15th

ambrose (ambrose), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 10:22 (fifteen years ago) link

"Hi t3rry, remember in 1990 when you *insert libel here* a young boy in the Zoo Station but he *insert libel here*? Well, that boy was me!"

CharlieNo4, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:02 (twelve years ago) link

"hey terry - remember rescuing me from zoo station?!" this would be followed by some sort of warm yet awkward embrace, i'd image.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

or followed up by "i'm legal now!"

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:07 (twelve years ago) link

i'm looking forward, at least, to telling my gf the whole story while standing in the actual car park in question...

CharlieNo4, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

can anyone help me out with a tip for an oyster-like way to get around berlin for a four-day stretch? off there with the missus tomorrow but won't be able to walk for more than 10 minutes at a stretch so need some advice.

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Friday, 14 November 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

All transport is berlin is free until you meet a ticket inspector with a large Alsatian.

Ed, Friday, 14 November 2008 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

Just get the tourist ticket, it's valid for all public transport and it's not very expensive. You can buy it from a ticket-vending machines on the bigger train and metro stations. I wouldn't suggest free-riding in the public transport, there's plenty of plain-clothes ticket inspectors on the patrol.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 November 2008 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

IIRC correctly it was a bit over 20 Euros for a week, and I think you can buy it for a shorter period of time too.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 November 2008 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

The ticket inspectors busted me once...

The Real Dirty Vicar, Friday, 14 November 2008 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

when i lived in hamburg, i had a friend who decided never to pay for a single train journey for the year we were there. he got busted three times and it still ended up massively cheaper than our student travel card things. (somewhat contrary to the spirit of things, mind, but hey, we were all skint)

so, €20 for a week? well that's dead cheap. i shall investigate at schoenefeld airport when we get there...

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Friday, 14 November 2008 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/Bvg/Detail/folder/764/rewindaction/Index/id/2903/name/7-Day+Pass

Here's some more info on it. It's a bit more expensive if you buy the full ABC-zone ticket, but basically the AB-zone ticket should be enough for you, because there's hardly any need for a tourist to travel to the C zone.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 November 2008 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

seven months pass...

Please things to in Berlin when I'm there.

Preferably things besides the obvious tourist sites which I can figure out on my own. Would like - good places to eat, bars, shops, art galleries, places to hear bands, oddities, out-of-the-way spots, etc.

Garri$on Kilo (Hurting 2), Monday, 6 July 2009 13:56 (eleven years ago) link

Breakfast @ Barcomi's. And make sure you try their cheesecake, too.
Quick & tasty meal @ Mr Vuong.
Best thing you can do: rent a bike. Cycling through the city is terrific and a quick way to go wherever you want.

willem, Monday, 6 July 2009 14:03 (eleven years ago) link

[q]I really liked Oranienburger Str. for cute cafes and restaurants and lots of art galleries. There was this massive artists' commune place there that was interesting but I can't remember what it was called.

― ENBB, Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:27 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I found it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunst_Haus_Tacheles

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What I said there still holds true. I also second everything that Jergins has recommended on this thread.

If you have the time do yourself a favor and go to Potsdam. It's not too far by train and beautiful. I was so glad that we did.

some american borad (ENBB), Monday, 6 July 2009 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

oops

some american borad (ENBB), Monday, 6 July 2009 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

also saw on the other thread that you found a hotel - looks good!

some american borad (ENBB), Monday, 6 July 2009 14:10 (eleven years ago) link

i think i would go to berghain and get ruined for as many days as possible.

old chisel (haitch), Monday, 6 July 2009 14:11 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, it's a chain, but it looks like a decent chain at least. I'm going to have people I know in Berlin at the time so I don't really need the hostel to meet people.

Garri$on Kilo (Hurting 2), Monday, 6 July 2009 14:21 (eleven years ago) link

Berghain/Panorama Bar was kind of the whole point of Berlin for me.

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jed_, Monday, 6 July 2009 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

more more more

the kid is crying because did sharks died? (Hurting 2), Sunday, 2 August 2009 07:34 (eleven years ago) link

Sleepless in Berlin, so I thought I´d give some of my own opinions so far

1) The area that I´m staying in, Potsdamer Platz, is extremely convenient to the museums, Tiergarten, as well as to neighborhoods like Mite and Kreuzberg, but it´s also rather sterile and boring. The city is easy enough to get around that I´d recommend somewhere else.

2) Berlin is amazing for biking -- rent a bike or get your hands on one somehow.

3) The Gemaldegalerie is definitely worthwhile.

4) The new government quarter is very beautiful and interesting architecturally -- worth seeing by bike or bus even if you don´t bother with the reichstag dome.

5) KW - Kunstwerke artspace in Mitte is very good - probably takes under an hour. It´s off the street and there´s a great cafe in the courtyard in front of KW. There are also other good galleries in the neighborhood that can be seen on the same trip.

6) I didn´t think all that much of Prenzlauerberg -- perhaps it´s past its prime? I mean it was a very lovely neighborhood to sit in a cafe, but so were Mitte and Kreuzberg, which I think I prefer.

7) If you like capital PA Performing Arts, there´s a music/dance/theater space called Radial System V in Friedrichshain that does a lot of contemporary stuff at a reasonable price. It´s also a really nice converted industrial space right on the river and the cafe outside has a good view across the Spree.

8) Perhaps the most interesting thing so far -- there´s a former secret Stasi prison way out in the East where they give guided tours, sometimes with a former prisoner as your guide. The tour is very good and there's no kitsch element to any of it. Also it´s only accessible by the tram, and the ride gives you a good chance to see socialist architecture and some very different feeling parts of east berlin.

More later.

the kid is crying because did sharks died? (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 August 2009 00:44 (eleven years ago) link

The Stasi museum, is that not accessible on the U-Bahn? i'm thinking of the former Stasi HQ out beyond Karl Marx Allee.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:10 (eleven years ago) link

I've been to the former Stasi prison too, it was indeed an interesting experience, though pretty awful too, learning about the various torture methods they applied there. It's not the same as the the Stasi HQ I think, you can't get there by U-Bahn, you have to ride for a while on a tram and then walk some to get there, but it's definitely worth the trip. I think they have English-language tours on Saturdays.

Tuomas, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:44 (eleven years ago) link

If you want to hang out with hippies and punks and rastas and bohemians, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are the places to go to. In Friedrichshain there's also club Berghain, which has been mentioned many times in this thread. It's definitely worth going if you like techno.

Tuomas, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

when my brother was living in berlin and I stayed with him we took part in a grand p'berg-v-k'berg falafel-off. i cannot remember who won (possibly king of falafel in kreuzberg?) but it was a+ falafel good eating times.

la belle dame sans serif (c sharp major), Friday, 7 August 2009 10:52 (eleven years ago) link

Also, if you're interested in gay history or social history in general, the gay museum (Schwules Museum) is definitely worth a visit. It's quite small, but there's a lot of interesting stuff there. Last time I was there I spent over 3 hours just absorbing all the information.

If you're a veggie or like vegetarian food, I'd recommend the Sunday brunch in Cafe Morgenrot on Boxhagener Strasse. There's lots of hippies/punks there too, though, so if that's not your thing, maybe skip it then.

Tuomas, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:57 (eleven years ago) link

Oh yeah, and on Fridays (i.e. today) there's the Turkish street market on Maybachufer, next to the river. You can find it where Maybachufer and Kottbusser Damm meet, right next to the bridge that crosses the river. That's definitely worth a visit!

Tuomas, Friday, 7 August 2009 11:01 (eleven years ago) link

Indeed, we went to the turkish market today on rec of a friend. The neighborhood around it, neukolln, is also not bad -- just starting to become trendz with artists moving in. We also ate in a really nice spot in Mitte -- I don't remember the name, something generic like Cafe Europa, but they have their outdoor seating on a little island in the middle of the street and it has a very nice vibe, and the food and beer were very good.

the kid is crying because did sharks died? (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 August 2009 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, the cafe was on Gipsystrasse, iirc. Another spot I really like in Mitte is called something like Clarisches Ballhaus. It´s on Augustrasse. A decaying pre-war dancehall that has been turned into a cafe with a large garden seating area. I think they have dance and music nights although I didn´t attend any.

Many people recommend a daytrip to Potsdam to see the palaces. A few things about that -- 1) go early because it tends to be clogged with tourists. 2) Please please save yourself the trouble and take the regional rail instead of the s-bahn, so much faster and easier. 3) Everyone says Sans Souci is the palace to see, but I found it boring and ugly and the audiotour was useless, so skip it unless you´re really into high-baroque style or interior design in general. It was also overpriced at 12 Euros for something that takes maybe 20 minutes. Meanwhile the gardens are lovely and there´s one fasciniating room in the Neue Schloss, decorated floor to ceiling with seashells and minerals from all over the world. Have not seen anything like it.

The Alte National Galerie is worth a trip. Didn´t have much time there, but highly recommend the Caspar Friedrich paintings, and there´s also a very interesting 19th C german painter whose name I can´t remember, but who was techinically brilliant and did possibly the first painting of workers in an industrial setting.

the kid is crying because did sharks died? (Hurting 2), Sunday, 9 August 2009 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

Flea market in P-burg is fun, and I thought the Turkish food at Hasir was good.

Bauhaus archiv is temporarily closed, but the building can still be seen and is worth a visit.

Meanwhile the Bauhaus material is all at the Martin Gropius Bau, which was also good.

I would definitely in hindsight say just get the tourist pass for the transport (it´s kind of confusing and stressful otherwise, although we got away with quite a few free rides and might ultimately have saved a bit of money over the pass. Also, I guess this is just basic tourist advice anywhere that I failed to follow, but it seems like a good idea to stay somewhere near the area you think you´ll be going out in so you don´t have long train rides at the end of a long day and night.

the kid is crying because did sharks died? (Hurting 2), Sunday, 9 August 2009 20:46 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

I'm going the last weekend of the film festival. Has anyone been for that? Any tips on how to get the most out of it? I am not with film people or press and will not have any kind of special access, so I'm just going to public screenings.

caek, Thursday, 4 February 2010 13:58 (eleven years ago) link

Tickets for Killer Inside Me and Howl so far.

caek, Friday, 12 February 2010 10:34 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

loving the ideas in this thread.

goin to berlin for a few days. Was thinking about staying here for a day or two because it looks bonkers. But I don't know how far Wilmersdorf is from the action. I know its more of a residential are, but would this be like staying in the middle of nowhere or are subways and bike rides easy enough to get you to fun/touristy bullshit with swiftness and ease?

ᵧₒᵤᶫᵒSᵉ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 July 2010 16:13 (ten years ago) link

I didn't spend time in that neighborhood, but it doesn't look like the middle of nowhere at all. Subways are extraordinarily easy and biking wouldn't be bad at all if you're healthy. You could probably bike to a lot of the museums and tourist in 10-15 minutes from there and maybe 20-30 minutes to the eastern neighborhoods. I could be off - I'm not a serious biker. But bike lanes on main routes offset from the road so it feels very easy and safe to bike there.

surfer blood for oil (Hurting 2), Sunday, 11 July 2010 16:38 (ten years ago) link

It's not miles out but it's kind of removed from where a lot of the fun stuff is - there are probably better places to be and I liked the east side of Berlin a lot more than the west, which felt a bit dull in comparison.

I'd recommend staying in the bit of Prenzlauerberg that is nearest to Mitte - it'll be awesome in the summer with all the big street cafes and bars, and you can walk to most of the touristy bits with ease.

Matt DC, Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:08 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, we're doing Prenzlauerberg for the bulk of the trip but then there's an extra two days where we need to stay somewhere else!

ᵧₒᵤᶫᵒSᵉ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:40 (ten years ago) link

So basically, where should we stay for those extra two days?

ᵧₒᵤᶫᵒSᵉ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:41 (ten years ago) link

France

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:42 (ten years ago) link

i hear there's a place in france where the naked ladies dance, is that true

ᵧₒᵤᶫᵒSᵉ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:45 (ten years ago) link

Also, I remember playing a place in Amsterdam in 2007 and remember seeing your tag in the dressing room, iirc. Don't know why I never mentioned that.

ᵧₒᵤᶫᵒSᵉ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:46 (ten years ago) link

ha! the most kvlt tag I did is in munich and doesn't reference me but grinnell hardcore ("harder than some")

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 11 July 2010 17:53 (ten years ago) link

Yeah actually I regretted most not staying in a more attractive/happening neighborhood, so maybe you should do so. Why not just stay the extra couple of days in P-berg? It's fairly central and you can get everywhere from there.

surfer blood for oil (Hurting 2), Sunday, 11 July 2010 18:24 (ten years ago) link

stay somewhere by the canal in kreuzberg

alter ego salsa (another al3x), Sunday, 11 July 2010 19:05 (ten years ago) link

The thing with Berlin is, it's a heavily decentralized city, where you should stay depends on what sort of things you want to do. The actual "central" area, around Alexanderplats and Unter den Linden, has some touristy things but otherwise there's not much to do there. Among the cooler, more multicultural areas with clubs, pubs, record stores, flea markets, etc, are Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, and Prenzlauer Berg. So if you want that sort of action, Wilmersdorf is a bit far for there, and the U7 subway that stops near the hotel doesn't get you straight to the those areas either, you have to change subways at least once. But of course if you have time to ride the trains it's not that big of a hassle, you should get to most places worth a visit in 20-60 minutes.

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 July 2010 19:50 (ten years ago) link

When are you going to Berlin, Whiney? I'm traveling in Germany next month, most likely I'll be in Berlin from 15th to 18th of August.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 07:07 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

In Berlin in just under two weeks! Fingers crossed they'll let us colonial types into Panoramabar/Watergate/etc for the Smalltown Supersound/Kompakt nights.

etc, Saturday, 28 August 2010 11:16 (ten years ago) link

If you're going to Berghain/Panoramabar, be prepared to walk for a bit. It's technically in Friedrichshain, but it's in the middle of an old industrial area that's not near any public transport or anything. When we went there a few years ago, at some point we thought we're lost, as there was just this empty industrial lot with no lights or anything, but then we saw cars driving into the same direction we were heading, so we knew something was there.

Also, at the door they did a body search for everyone, which is quite rare in Germany, I think. Dunno if they'd had some problems with guns or knives or something... AFAIK Berlin is generally pretty safe for a city of that size.

Tuomas, Saturday, 28 August 2010 12:24 (ten years ago) link

Or maybe they do a body search in the bigger clubs, I dunno. That's the only time I've been to a club of that size in Berlin.

Tuomas, Saturday, 28 August 2010 12:29 (ten years ago) link

five years pass...

Claire Danes: Actress Discusses Berlin Techno Music Scene on 'Ellen'
Danes discusses her experience in a large multi-room club called Berghain, saying "it is amazing, it is the best place on earth."

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 28 September 2015 20:06 (five years ago) link

wish i met claire daines in berghain, preferably while off my trolley on e and having a recuperating ice cream with ron trent playing and her also having an ice cream. entirely non-sexual wish.

doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Monday, 28 September 2015 20:32 (five years ago) link


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