Random Questions: Berlin do's and dont's


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menace
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1073 posts since 3/5/12

25 Nov 2019 21:47
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ this.

as if anyone is taking Berlin tips from you. They're looking for clubs and shops mate, not the best spot for Third Reich memorabilia
-DiscoTits-
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760 posts since 26/11/07

25 Nov 2019 22:17
You don’t visit Berlin for its looks.
Anto
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3608 posts since 19/1/12

26 Nov 2019 00:10
I love its ugliness, even in winter, if that makes sense.

Will look at april/may then, can’t push it much further than that in any case…thanks!
TCB
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3928 posts since 5/7/11

posted 26 Nov 2019 00:15, edited 26 Nov 2019 00:15
Berlin is my most visited city by a long way. Well over 10 times now. Love the place.
fudge.dredd
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969 posts since 15/12/12

posted 26 Nov 2019 02:09, edited 26 Nov 2019 02:09
menace wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ this.

as if anyone is taking Berlin tips from you. They're looking for clubs and shops mate, not the best spot for Third Reich memorabilia

Yawn.

Stop following me and trying to be cool and funny.

Go get a job. And a life. And maybe a boyfriend. In which case, Berlin is definitely for you.
wembly
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360 posts since 15/1/13

26 Nov 2019 11:23
TCB wrote: Berlin is my most visited city by a long way. Well over 10 times now. Love the place.

would love your explanation as a Berliner myself!?
TCB
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3928 posts since 5/7/11

26 Nov 2019 12:14
First went to the Berlin Love parade back in 2003 which wasn't really my thing (was more into Drum'n'Bass & hip-Hop at the time) but I just fell in love with the city. It was a very different place back then and has gotten a little too cool for school these days but it's still full of charm and is without question the most free city I have been to which I guess is the key point. You can kind of just do what you want as long as you don't burn the place down. The clubs & bars are incredible although I refuse to buy into the whole Berghain thing. Clubbing in Berlin is on another level anyway so I just haven't bothered with the whole process. Going to sound like a massive tourist here but Mustafa's Gemüse Kebab is a must for me every time I visit.
smith
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10801 posts since 5/5/04

26 Nov 2019 12:26
I went over in 2005 and there was a festival on the Ku'damm. Also fell in love with the place and went to live there in 2007. Clubbing became a 3 day a week affair for 2 years straight without fail. I envy anyone in their 20s having the opportunity to go out there and do that. Now approaching 40, I feel those days are well and truly behind me and Berlin also. Can't vouch for how much the city has changed since then but it's always been a young person's city in my eyes. I do miss it and the friends I made there mind and do still visit at least once a year.
Mancunia
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642 posts since 29/10/12

26 Nov 2019 14:04
Two last posts are quality.

Im in my mid twenties and have been 4 times going again this weekend. I first visited when I was about 19 and go about once a year. It’s a bit hard to fully explain what’s so good tbh. Just that everyone’s super liberated but at the same time doesn’t bullshit. Music scene is ridiculous and for the most part shits all over London. Art scene is good too. A few of my mates work in music and art and they think it’s pretty essential to live there right now for some reason.
eazypz
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3059 posts since 16/4/10

13 Dec 2019 09:33
Any reccys for food and places to go? Going down this weekend.

Been told to checkout checkpoint Charlie and also to go to saschenhausen concentration camp.
wembly
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360 posts since 15/1/13

13 Dec 2019 09:53
Sachsenhausen is worth the trip
https://www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de/en/visitor-service/opening-times-prices-and-travel-information/

for the rest scroll some pages back, there are plenty of recommendations
Rirawin
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9259 posts since 17/7/05

posted 13 Dec 2019 10:22, edited 13 Dec 2019 10:22
If visiting Sachsenhausen, it's worth signing up to one of the "free*" walking guides, who'll give you a tour of the place and go through its history, takes about 1hr - 1.5hrs.

*usually tip them 10-20 euros at the end of it.
bill
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4924 posts since 5/8/09

16 Dec 2019 15:59
eazypz wrote: Any reccys for food and places to go? Going down this weekend.

Been told to checkout checkpoint Charlie and also to go to saschenhausen concentration camp.

My fav places are 'Hot Dog Soup' in friedrichshain(warschauer str) ….it is what it says. 'Li-ke', authentic vegan thai place next door and Quy Nguyen in Hackershermakt, Vietnamese.
fudge.dredd
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969 posts since 15/12/12

posted 16 Dec 2019 16:13, edited 16 Dec 2019 16:13
There was a foodstand which was supposed to be the best kebab in Berlin or Germany? Can’t remember the name but a huge queue and was actually quite decent.

Edit: it was Mustafa’s Gemuse Kebap.

This one:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187323-d1341041-Reviews-Mustafa_s_Gemuese_Kebab-Berlin.html?m=19905
toin
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1741 posts since 1/4/13

16 Dec 2019 16:26
Surprised you'd vouch for a place called Gemuse Kebab
D_m_n
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528 posts since 23/3/12

16 Dec 2019 16:42
There are tons of good Kebab spots here. That one is good but you are going to be waiting a while. Keb'up, Maroush, Habibi & Baharat all decent and less hassle.
TCB
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3928 posts since 5/7/11

16 Dec 2019 16:44
D_m_n wrote: There are tons of good Kebab spots here. That one is good but you are going to be waiting a while. Keb'up, Maroush, Habibi & Baharat all decent and less hassle.

That's what all Berlinners tell me but I have yet to fine somewhere that tops Mustaffa's. 1 meat 1 veg ftw.
electrolux
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659 posts since 6/11/08

16 Dec 2019 17:36
The Mustafas on mehringdam burnt down last month and has moved a bit further down the street.
It's not bad, but it's absolutely not worth queuing in the cold for. There are loads of better options, but if you have to go there, there's also a second Mustafas on warschauerstr that the tourists don't seem to know about that never has a queue.
fudge.dredd
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969 posts since 15/12/12

posted 16 Dec 2019 18:34, edited 16 Dec 2019 18:34
toin wrote: Surprised you'd vouch for a place called Gemuse Kebab

Roll Eyes

I’m full of contradictions and also have more in common with people from the East than you my friend.
eazypz
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3059 posts since 16/4/10

posted 16 Dec 2019 19:23, edited 16 Dec 2019 19:23
Cheers Bill, checked out the Vietnamese place and was really good. Surprised by the Vietnamese population living in Berlin.

Checked out Mustafas and thought it was shit.
There are loads of better Turkish places around Kottbusser Tor, that do a proper doner with actual meat, not the reformed stuff at Mustafas that you can buy here.

Went to Grill Royale on my last night, was good for a topper steak place.