Museums

Discovering how Berliners used to live in the past: 5 house museums in Berlin

Have you ever wondered how people used to live in Berlin in the past? To satisfy your curiosity, we selected five house museums where you can travel back in time and discover different Berliner living conditions. This list features restored homes that span from the early 18th century down to the last days of the German Democratic Republic era!

Biking and walking routes: explore the beauty of Dahlem

Dahlem has always been one of Berlin’s most exclusive districts. Berliners like to say that Dahlem’s population doubles during the day thanks to the flow of students to the main campus of the Frei Universität, the Free University of Berlin. A house in Dahlem Located in the somehow underrated southwestern section of Berlin, this former

The Brutalist architecture in Berlin

After World War II, which laid waste to major areas of Germany – especially in its capital Berlin – architecture found fertile ground for the implementation of new concepts and techniques, and the use of new materials in attempts to predict the future. Architects, especially in the former West Germany, debated whether they should rebuild the

Hohenschönhausen, the “Stasi Prison”

I had been living in Berlin for well over a month and had seen most of the tourist hot spots. When two friends were coming to visit from Bonn, I struggled to think of what we could do that I hadn’t seen already. As I was contemplating how to fill a rainy afternoon in Berlin, my friend suggested a tour of Hohenschönhausen Museum and Memorial. I

Things to do in Berlin this Fall

The transition from the shining Summer sun to the grey skies of Winter marks the end of the outdoor fun. But not in Berlin! Even though the temperature cools down quite a bit and the days get shorter, in Autumn, the warm colors of the changing season invite everybody to go outside and enjoy the melancholic yet beautiful atmosphere. Do not go on

Rainy days in Berlin – What to do?

As Berliners love to remind us that the weather in Berlin can be quite temperamental (even during summer). And I have to admit, they are not completely wrong. However, just because the weather might be crappy it does not mean you have to stay put. What to do in Berlin when it rains? I came up with a  shortlist of activities plus my personal
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