Looking at guidebooks, you might think that Berlin is in the middle of a dessert. The around Berlin section of most guidebooks mentions Potsdam and Sachsnhausen (which are actually within the urban area of Berlin itself) and then goes on to Dresden and Leipzig, which a...

It might be somewhat surprising that Berliners have their very own distinctive dialect. Sure, every major language has dialects, and German is no exception, but you'd expect the language spoken at the capital to be, well, at least similar to the official one taught in...

Berlin has over 170 museums, and a lot has been written about the best of them, from the Pergamon and the Jewish Museum to the Hamburger Bahnhof and Martin Gropius Building. But with so many, there have to be some that are, well, a little odd. Here are five of them.


Well, after months of construction on Französische Straße in the center of Berlin, the main building of the Barenboim-Said is finally finished - and in it, Berlin's newest and flashiest concert hall, the Pierre Boulez Saal, designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehr...

I've been living in Berlin for six and a half years, and guiding for six of them. And although I can get excited about many of Berlin's signature sites - you should see me talk about the Reichstag to understand - what I really like about the city is discovering its unk...

Hi everyone,

well, I'm pretty excited, because this is the very first post in my new blog, in which I'll try to share my enthusiasm - sometimes mixed with bewilderment - at this wonderful city in which I live and guide. Not being one for long introductions, I'd like to...

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