Hello and welcome back in this new article!
Today I want to tell you everything you need to know about this historical city. Berlin is the capital of Germany and the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London.
During the World War II it has been one of the main Allied bombing aim and you could notice it in several sights of the city.
In Berlin the modern perfectly coexists with ancient monuments and museums; It is a city in continuous artistic growth, and for this reason I recommend to visit Berlin to anyone interested in deepen its own knowledge about the present and the past.
WHERE TO ACCOMODATE
Honestly, I can’t suggest you nice Hotels or Bed & Breakfast because if I stay in big cities I use only the app AirB&B to find the perfect room or apartment. It is very simple to use and you could find it on the app store of your smartphone. It is reliable, innovative and very cheap! You will save a lot of money by booking through this App.
Alternatively Booking.com will help you to compare prices and to find the right hotel for you.
Buses, trains, trams, underground, ferries, taxis, bicycles and kick scooters: these are the efficient transport resources available to travel around the city. To move around Berlin is very simple and cheap, the city is very well linked and public transports run frequently.
The transport network is divided in three areas: A, B, C and for visiting the main attractions you will need a ticket which includes just A and B.
My advice is to buy a pass suitable for the days you will spend around the city because you could use it on every kind of public transport.
We chose the weekly pass for the A and B areas at just 30,00€.
(Let me say it, a DEAL!)
You could buy your pass or ticket in the ticket office which is situated in every station or directly from the automatic machine by following the instruction.
TO EAT IN BERLIN
Absolutely do not lose the experience of tasting the amazing Currywurst. You will find it in pubs, restaurants and kiosks.
Then, try the Bretzel, a typical kind of bred, popular among German peoples.
For what concerns sweets, during the last day of our holiday we ate the Kalter Hund, a typical and beloved German sweet. I recommend you to share it because it is super energetic !
Last, but not least, taste as many beers as possible! In Berlin is a must to try and drink different beers, they cost less then water!
Strolling around the capital you will surely note a particular traffic light. The little man you will see is Ampelmann and he is the most beloved attraction by tourists.
Until 1960 traffic lights were the same all over the capital, but then, a well-known designer named Karl Peglau detected that the heterogeneity of the traffic lights was the cause to many accidents between cars and pedestrian that indeed were very frequent during that time. So he designed this nice figure which immediately took a great success both in matter of traffic and popularity.
Another particular structure that will catch your attention are the colored pipes that across the capital. These pipes have an essential role: the entire city of Berlin extend itself above a swampy land and in some cases the water is only a few meters under the ground. The pipes were fitted after the fall of the wall for draining the ground and control its level avoiding in this way unexpected rushes that would probably take down entire buildings.
The reason why pipes follow unusual lines is related to the climate of the city. Temperature changes often risk to deform the cylinders causing their breaking. To make less invasive their structures, a group of psychologists decided to give them a touch of lightness by coloring them in pink, blue and purple.
I hope you liked the article!
Write in the comments below if you already know these curiosities or if I forgot any other.
In the next article you will find the ultimate guide to visit Berlin with the most famous and beautiful attraction.