What was it like to be in Berlin when the Wall came down in 1989? [more inside]
Do you know any hotels worth recommending in Berlin that offer multiple bedrooms in one suite? [more inside]
I need cheap tickets to Berlin from Durham, NC ASAP. [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
In Berlin for the month, looking for great live outdoor music! What's going on? [more inside]
What foods do I need to try in Vienna and Berlin? Are there any foods I should try to bring back? [more inside]
Help me plan an awesome Christmas vacation to Berlin! [more inside]
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]
What are some good movies about Berlin? [more inside]
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]
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)?
What should i see en route to berlin and amsterdam from zurich? [more inside]
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]
What's a good, chill cafe for writing in Berlin? Preferably with Wifi. Any around Kreuzberg/Mitte/Neukölln?
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?
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]
I'm having trouble getting my deposit back from a Berlin, Germany, apartment rental agency. [more inside]
Where can I find pictures (preferably postcards I can buy) of post WWII bombed out Berlin and Dresden? (More inside) [more inside]
What is the best way to rent a furnished flat in Berlin? [more inside]
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]
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]
what hostel should we stay in in Berlin? [more inside]
Can you recommend a place to watch Eurovision in Berlin this year? [more inside]
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]
How do I find people to play tennis with in Berlin, Germany? Do novices join tennis clubs to find playing partners? [more inside]
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.
I'm considering going abroad to study for the bar exam during June and July. I'd like to go somewhere interesting, fun, and also relatively inexpensive. Two places I'm considering are Berlin and Buenos Aires. Assuming I rent an apartment for two months (probably shared), and live a decent but non-extravagant student's lifestyle (I'll be studying during the days, but will still have nights and weekends free to explore and have some fun), how much can I expect to spend per month in each city? Any other suggestions for inexpensive but fun cities?
Foreign Movie Filter: I need help remembering the name of a movie I saw at the Verzaubert festival in Berlin in November 2006. I know that it involved a wedding where the Bride did not show up and it ended with 5 people living in a polymorous relationship. Massive details below the fold. [more inside]
Help! Where should I look for work as an English-speaker in Berlin? [more inside]
Shooting guns out in the street for fun on new year's eve in Berlin? Is this legal? Normal? Am I mistaken? [more inside]
I'd like to travel around Germany for a few days before ending up in Berlin on 28th December for New Year's. Assuming I can actually leave the UK and get to Germany does anyone have suggestions for places to go, things to see; someone recommended Christmas markets to me?
Going to Germany for 6 days, absolutely clueless. [more inside]
I need some rather specific statistical data: the number of tourists to visit Berlin in the past few years, broken down by age. [see more inside for details] [more inside]
Where's the best place to buy a digital camera in Berlin? [more inside]
I have the opportunity this October to travel to three cities in Europe (Glasgow, London and Berlin) and am searching for microcinemas or arts organizations in these three cities that might be interested in hosting a screening of shorts by NW experimental filmmakers and video artists. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx [more inside]
Help me enjoy lazy Berlin! [more inside]
Berlin vs. Munich for vacation? [more inside]
I'm in Berlin for a few days, in the Schoneberg part of town. Are there any places (in Schoneberg or just easily accessible) where I can give them bulk laundry and they'll charge a reasonable amount by the pound/kg to do it?
I loathe Ryanair. I need to get back to London from Berlin next Friday, and I don't want to fly Ryanair, but all the flights on other airlines are hideously expensive. Before I succumb, I was thinking about catching a fast train from Berlin to somewhere in Germany not too far away with an airport, then catching a flight to London from there. Any suggestions on airports within two hours of Berlin on the fast train that have regular flights to London?
I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there?
I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there? [more inside]
I'm going to be staying in Berlin for nearly two weeks in the summer. I need to pay hostel-style prices (10-40 euro/night), and would like to stay at a great location in a space that attracts and makes it easy to chat with interesting people (writers, artists, or just an eclectic crowd...). Don't want a heavy party atmosphere. Any hostel recommendations? And are there non-hostel accommodations I should consider?
Is it too late to take a trip to Europe this summer from the US? [more inside]
Help! Where can I find a place to stay in Berlin for 10 weeks? [more inside]
Where are the good used-camera stores in Berlin, Germany? [more inside]
Traveling alone in Berlin-- looking for cafe, pub, and restaurant suggestions. [more inside]
What were these small cats I saw in the predator house at the Berlin Zoo? [more inside]
I need an apartment in Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg/Mitte) available at short notice for a month-long rental. I can't find anything on Google except expensive holiday apartments. I arrive in mid-January and can't visit Berlin in advance. Budget: €30/night or €900/month. Where should I look? Thank you.
Have you read an informative, engaging book on German history? If so, what is it? [more inside]