I am traveling to Europe this upcoming May and I am stuck on whether it is best to use a Eurail pass or buy point-to-point tickets. I know which dates I want to travel and my accommodation is all pre-booked. Are point-to-point tickets always more cost effective? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis
on Apr 1, 2014 -
I'm in Berlin this week for the first time! I like tiny strange museums, free things, cafes with live music, markets, parks, walking around outside, bookstores, cheap food, and interesting shops. Basically I love cities and I want to understand about what this city is like. I'd love suggestions for neighbourhoods to wander around in. [more inside]
posted by oranger
on Feb 4, 2014 -
We're going to Berlin. Should we go to Prague, Copenhagen, or maybe Krakow as an additional stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 17, 2014 -
Seeking recommendations on media--books (novels and nonfiction), movies, music, maybe even documentaries--on life in Berlin during the 1980s and 1990s. I'm especially interested in the punk scene and any other counter cultural groups through this time period. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust
on Oct 26, 2013 -
Partner and I are getting a head start on planning a two week trip for August 2014. What cities and sights should we make sure to see? [more inside]
posted by munyeca
on Oct 15, 2013 -
As part of Berlin's 750-year celebration in 1987, special posters were printed featuring a variety of artwork. Are these posters, with the "750 Jahre Berlin" printing at the bottom, still available for purchase? I am particularly interested in "Requiem fur Luise."
posted by MikeWilson
on Sep 20, 2013 -
Hubby's going to Berlin for work. He wants to know what to bring back for me, (I know, so sweet). What are good gifts to bring back to the US? Suggestions?
I did tell him jewelry is always accepted...
posted by jrc
on Sep 8, 2013 -
So, I'm looking to do some travelling in Germany either this fall, or next spring. Right now, Munich and Berlin are on my list. I'm hoping for some interesting books to read before the trip on the history and culture of the places I'll be visiting. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar
on Aug 31, 2013 -
I'm heading to Europe in the thick of winter mostly as part of field work for a research degree. Amsterdam, Berlin are definite destinations. All advice I have is that winter in Northern Europe sucks hard and isn't a great time to be going. Can someone please explain why that's so apart from the cold? Can someone else explain why that's completely wrong? How could I get the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 23, 2013 -
Hello! My (English-speaking only) family is coming to see me in Berlin! Yay! Where can I take them to eat? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I'll be in Berlin for 4 days in June and the people I'm with (3-4 of us total, 1 is unsure) want to eat in some great places in Berlin.
Ideally, they want places with delicious food, but also possible also places with memorable or remarkable interiors or clientele. Assume money is no object.
posted by wooh
on May 6, 2013 -
I'm planning on taking a solo trip to Berlin for a week. As a general guideline, if I stick to cafes (and the occasional doner kebab) how much should I expect to spend on food?
posted by GenericUser
on May 5, 2013 -
I'm in Berlin on Saturday, and I'd like to look at, and maybe buy some art. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by devnull
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I will be in Berlin, Prague, Venice, Florence, Rome, Marseilles and Paris this summer. I've never been to any of these places before. [more inside]
posted by BitterYouth
on Apr 22, 2013 -
Looking for memoirs or histories (or fiction, if necessary) of Berlin from the period between the April/May 1945 collapse to the Potsdam conference told from the Russian perspective. Also interested in the first Americans to show up and how they were or were not accommodated. [more inside]
posted by BWA
on Feb 25, 2013 -
I'm looking for fabrics and sewing notions in Berlin. Large selection of fabrics, especially home decor would be great. Google is not helping me.
posted by buck:fuller
on Jan 26, 2013 -
My friends went to Germany on a whim and now they are cold and miserable until their flight back in early February. I don't want them to give up hope. What are some truly awesome things that they can do in Berlin and the surrounding areas in the coming weeks? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Jan 18, 2013 -
I'll be in Berlin for about a week and would appreciate recommendations for cafes/breakfast places. I'll be staying on the border between Kreuzberg and Neukölln so places near there would be especially appreciated. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Jan 15, 2013 -
Any suggestions for events or activities in Berlin between 30 December and 2 January, especially New Years Eve? I'm ideally looking for the burner, hippie, artist, rave, etc. vibe that'll appreciate laser pants, but the burner groups haven't posted anything yet.
posted by jeffburdges
on Dec 23, 2012 -
Do you know any hotels worth recommending in Berlin that offer multiple bedrooms in one suite? [more inside]
posted by tumples
on Oct 2, 2012 -
I am lucky enough to be going to Berlin for a week in September, and would like to know if some recommended public baths are okay. [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Aug 31, 2012 -
Where should I go in Berlin to buy good bras? What are the good European brands that can accommodate a plus size, busty gal (I think my Euro size is ~85E)? I've recently moved here from the U.S., where I know how to do all this. I'm prepared to spend some money for quality. I don't think I need a fitting, but I need to know where to go and what brands to look for. And what's bra buying etiquette here, i.e., can I try them on in the store? I don't want to do it wrong! Those Karstadt shop ladies can be really bitchy, and I don't want to get yelled at.
posted by anonymous
on Aug 19, 2012 -
What would it be like for an American to live in a neighborhood of Berlin like Neukölin
and attempt to study Arabic and German at the same time? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy
on Jul 15, 2012 -
In Berlin for the month, looking for great live outdoor music! What's going on? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Jul 10, 2012 -
What foods do I need to try in Vienna and Berlin? Are there any foods I should try to bring back? [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue
on Jul 9, 2012 -
Moving to Berlin from San Francisco in October, and I'd like some advice for finding both a cell phone plan and a broadband service for my apartment. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Which books (fiction or non-fiction) gives a stranger the best impression of what it's genuinely like to live in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo in modern times? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I'm an American, planning to visit Germany for the first time in a few months; I'll be there for about a week, mostly in Berlin. I'm a musician (I do electronic pop -- I had a track on MeFiComp
!), and I know my music has at least a handful of fans in Germany. So I'm thinking about trying to book myself a gig. I'm fairly confident that I can find a place to play, and transport my gear over there. What I haven't been able to figure out from my internet research is the legal side of things. Do I need to get a special visa if I'm going to do a paid performance? What about an unpaid performance? Will customs give me a hard time if I show up with music gear and no paperwork to explain what I plan to do with it? If so, how would I go about getting the necessary permit(s)?
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Jan 21, 2012 -
My girlfriend remembers a park from her childhood that had a lot of hammocks strung up in tree groves. She describes the park as rather large, with a lake nearby and a playground in the park. She is not sure whether this was in Berlin or Innsbruck, and gives the year as somewhere between 1991-1996. Perhaps the hammocks are only a seasonal thing; she says she visited this park in the summer. It would be really cool if someone knows of this park or a similar park that has lots of hammocks. [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob
on Jan 4, 2012 -
What's a good, chill cafe for writing in Berlin? Preferably with Wifi. Any around Kreuzberg/Mitte/Neukölln?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Nov 15, 2011 -
Berlin. Will be there celebrating my son's birthday, between 25th and 28th of september.
He runs a cool restaurant in Stockholm, loves beer, football and music and will be 47.
I am 70 love museums, art shows, wine -and still like whooping it up. Will be staying in Kreuzberg.
What shouldn't we miss?
posted by jan murray
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I want to take some intensive language classes in Germany for 6-7 months. I'm not affiliated with a university, and I have a bunch of question about visas and one short question about stipends from the Goethe Institut. [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my deposit back from a Berlin, Germany, apartment rental agency. [more inside]
posted by rustcellar
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Where can I find pictures (preferably postcards I can buy) of post WWII bombed out Berlin and Dresden? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by xammerboy
on Aug 22, 2011 -
I'm going to be living in Berlin for a month, studying. I'm a USA traveler looking for information! Any travel savvy mefites and/or Germans want to help me out? [more inside]
posted by makethemost
on Jun 15, 2011 -
I am suddenly going to Berlin, and I'm looking for excellent ways to spend an afternoon. What should I do from 1pm until bedtime? [more inside]
posted by that girl
on Jun 9, 2011 -
My boyfriend and I are going to have a five-hour layover in Berlin on Tuesday morning. Would that be enough time to leave the airport and grab breakfast somewhere? And if so, where should we go? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence
on Apr 30, 2011 -
How do I find people to play tennis with in Berlin, Germany? Do novices join tennis clubs to find playing partners? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine
on Apr 13, 2011 -
Can anyone please point me in the direction of a great place to watch the next leg (Malaysia) of the Formula 1 in Berlin next weekend? Going to Berlin for a few days and I would love to find some fellow F1 fans.
posted by numberstation
on Apr 1, 2011 -