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going to berlin in two weeks. What should I see? I enjoy history, museums, off the beaten path neighborhoods, live music and dive bars. Best place for currywrust? good day trips from berlin?general recommendations? I'll take whatever never been before
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>>2336542
Maybe I'll see you there, I'm from Canada and also have never been there. One thing I am worried about is that Germany is more anal about covid restrictions from what I've read. Are you vaxxed?
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>>2336568
You have to wear a mask on long distance trains but that's about it.
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>>2336542
museum island is pretty good, Potsdam is also good and easy to get to by train. The checkpoint charlie museum is also absolutely worth seeing. Kurfurstenstrasse at night could be good, I went late afternoon but it's pretty dead nowadays until dark.
>Best place for currywrust?
pretty much anywhere, there's diminishing returns on quality. I went to a place in the mall of Berlin which was good, but so was a pack of microwave currywurst so idk, just be prepared to pay cash.
>good day trips from berlin?general recommendations?
I did a boat trip on the Spree river, that was pretty worthwhile.
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>>2336568
Maybe I'll see you both. I'm burger and unvaxxed btw
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>>2336976
>The checkpoint charlie museum is also absolutely worth seeing
imagine thinking this
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>>2337140
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum gives non-Germans an overview over the East-West split.
If you want to go deeper then you should visit the DDR-Museum, the Stasi-Museum and the spy museum plus a variety of GDR-related monuments scattered around former East Berlin.
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>>2336542
Most overrated shithole in Europe, why would you wanna go there? Unless you're a degenerate with a severe heroine addiction.
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>>2337311
>t. someone who has never been outside of her moms basement
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Hey, was just about to make a thread asking about Berlin, just bought tickets for February and had some questions

-How easy will it be to be there without speaking German, only English? On that note, is it worth to try and learn any German before I go?
-How easy is it to get around to other parts of Germany, and how easy is it to travel to another country from Germany? Is it really just hopping on a train?
-Anything we must do while there? Our biggest interests will be food, art, history, nature...not interested in clubs or drugs or anything.

Any other recommendations, warnings, suggestion are greatly appreciated.
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>>2337320
Mate I've travelled through the entire world and there's a shitton of nice places, Berlin is not one of them.
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>>2337346
>How easy will it be to be there without speaking German, only English?
You will have no problems, certain places used to better English than German.
>On that note, is it worth to try and learn any German before I go?
Learn these two phrases:
- "Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend", "Hallo" - "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening", "Hello" (less formal)
- "Sprechen Sie Englisch?" - "Do you speak English?"
Very likely you won't need to use the second one, people will switch to English after noticing an accent in the greeting.
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>>2337346
>How easy will it be to be there without speaking German, only English? On that note, is it worth to try and learn any German before I go?
people will be cold to you if you just talk at them in english, always try german first, they won't make you suffer and will switch to english, but will be happy you made the effort. You have a few months before you're going which is more than enough to do some casual learning through something like duolingo. If in doubt pick up a phrasebook, they're useful in a pinch and can be a good conversation starter, and once again it shows you're making an effort.
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best things to see on the east side of berlin?
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>>2338594
They're tearing down more and more socialist stuff, so just walking through Lichtenberg and the like will feel very different in one or two decades.
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>>2338594
Sisyphos club
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>>2337140
There's many thai massage places around there have give happy endings or even full service. FYI
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>>2338594
Soviet War Memorial, Treptower Park
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>>2336976
Very nice places indeed. I'm not the biggest currywurst guy though. But food is generally great
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is two weeks too long to be in berlin for? if so any good places for quick trips out of the city
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>>2340962
Why not just move around Germany during that time by train? Check out other places for some days.
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>>2341899
good cities or day trip recommendations?
is taking the train to Prague worth it? what about Dessau
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>>2340962
Depends on your goals but yes two weeks is quite long for Berlin. Unless you want to stay in several different districts to get a feel for how different each one is. I can't really see how that is interesting though. Plenty of places in Germany and nearby Berlin to visit. Leipzig being one of them. Tropical Islands is pretty fun of you want to go to the "beach".
>>2342817
Prague, Leipzig, Dresden, Spreewald, Danzig, Kiel, Rügen
>>2342932
Extremely easy. Just go to a club and start talking to girls. Best districts for this are Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain of you're poor and Charlottenburg and Mitte if you're rich. Plenty of poor artists, nurses, students looking for a way up. :-)
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>>2336542
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There's a bubble tea shop right next to where Hitler allegedly shot himself. Pretty good stuff, but it's cash-only.
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>>2336542
Visit the Spandau citadel.
Very comfy place to just hang around with a few fairly neat small museums.
If you have some basic interest in design, the latter stations of U7 towards and in Spandau (Siemensdamm to Rathaus Spandau and including the Zitadelle station) feature some pretty wild post-modernist architecture from the early 80s.
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>>2337346
>-How easy will it be to be there without speaking German, only English? On that note, is it worth to try and learn any German before I go?
A few small bits of German will be very much appreciated.
>How easy is it to get around to other parts of Germany, and how easy is it to travel to another country from Germany? Is it really just hopping on a train?
Basically yes, but I very much recommend booking tickets a few weeks in advance if you wanna travel long distance somewhere and for cross border travel to also check out the ticket prices of other national railway companies, unless you are interested in paying completely out of your ass.
For travel within Germany it should be noted, while Berlin has pretty decent transit, even along it's suburban and nearly rural edges, in many other cities and especially in rather rural areas, it can be complete joke and your bus and regional rail schedules might be reduced to just hourly or even bi-hourly service, especially on weekends, and ending at worst already in the early evening and is often completely dead by the late evening.
>Anything we must do while there? Our biggest interests will be food, art, history, nature...not interested in clubs or drugs or anything.
I would recommend checking out the usual museum guides. For food I would recommend, if available, to check out restaurant reviews from non-Germans too, the average German's culinary standards are honestly not particularly high and rather utilitarian.

On another note, if you wanna go somewhere, I highly recommend looking up how long the trip will take beforehand and not just ten minutes before you wanna leave.
Berlin is pretty large and spread out city and those travel times can sum up substantially.
Alexanderplatz to Spandau Citadel for example is a respectable forty minute journey by public transit (and by car it can be due to Berlin's notorious congestion an equal or even longer trip).
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>>2336542
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>>2344468
Where?
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>>2337486
that shit always pissed me off.. I speak German fairly well and those Krauts always would switch to English immediately.

Like why the fuck did I even bother learning this shit for 10 years of my damn life. Should have learned Spanish or Chinese
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>>2350347
Just don't switch as well. It's not that hard.
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>>2350347
I've had a different experience. I don't speak any German at all except for a few phrases that I've translated through Google, and the German locals would continue speaking to me in German. It's also abundantly clear that I don't speak German, as I would butcher the pronunciation, and my accent is garbage. But even then, English would never be spoken unless I start it. I assumed this was a "you're in my country, speak my damn language" type of mindset, which is perfectly fair.
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>>2350347
Same thing happens to me and I hate it. My German is pretty good but they still switch to English. I want to speak German with you, that's why I learned it, don't switch to English bitch.
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>>2350976
You probably make small mistakes that make native speakers underestimate your German skills, my bet would be genders and plurals which immediately oust non-native speakers, no matter how advanced.
>>2350527
Just don't foist your German skills on busy people, a supermarket is paid to process you as quickly as possible, not to be your language partner.
If there isn't a rush then most people will gladly speak with you in German if you tell them that you're learning the language.
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>>2351012
I do make small mistakes and I do not pretend to be a native but it still sucks they switch to English just because I use a wrong gender pronoun.
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>>2351019
Is Kreuzberg much nicer than Friedrichshain?
Spent an afternoon strolling around Friedrichshain about two months ago and it was remarkably rotten.
The whole place felt a bit like an uneasy combination of modern gentrified hipster crap and early Wowereit era levels of urban decay with loads of trash and litter on basically every street corner, and felt like basically one huge petition for some 60s style "urban renewal", aka razing and rebuilding at least two thirds of the whole borough.
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>>2350310
They're located 2 streets north of the Mall of Berlin. There's an information signboard that tells you that this was where the Fuhrerbunker used to be, and this was where Hitler killed himself (or if you don't believe that he did, where he allegedly killed himself). Just a stone's throw away, there's a little bubble tea shop. The menu is in English, and the guy behind the counter was a Chinese/Taiwanese guy who spoke English with a very strong German accent.
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>>2337320
He’s not wrong Berlin can be pretty degen. You’re way better off going to Munich
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>>2336568
I was just in Berlin. Germany has no COVID entry requirements. You’re supposed to wear a mask in public transportation, but 40-50% of people don’t bother. There are no other restrictions.
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Go to the KaDeWe department store and eat something at the dining floor on top.
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What are the most underrated museums in and around Berlin worth checking out?
Went to the Brücke Museum and Kunstgewerbemuseum a few months ago and quite liked them.
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>>2352195
>He’s not wrong Berlin can be pretty degen. You’re way better off going to Munich
Isn't Munich in turn gentrified to hell and back with anything even slightly alternative having long been priced out of the city and basically everything costing an arm and a leg?
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>>2354216
this looks like a photo of the inside of an ikea
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How do I get club girls in Berlin? Usually I just dance and have a good time. The guys are always willing to hype each other up and dance even if you’re strangers but all the girls dance in their own little groups, avoid eye contact with me and generally seem stuck up.
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>>2354890
Well, Kunstgewerbemuseum translates to "Museum for decorative arts" and this extends to design as well.
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>>2354216
Video game museum.
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>>2342817
>good cities or day trip recommendations?
Potsdam, nice city and the castle is interesting.
for travel you can look for ridesharing too. Myself was next morning in Bologna (from Hamburg) with just a look in the internet.

Generally November is not the best time to see Germany. But at end of november there are Christmas markets everywhere.
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>>2336542
> discount CN tower
damn Berlin's really gone downhill
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