Our family will be travelling to Prague, Berlin and Munich later this month, with three days in Prague, four in Berlin and two in Munich. The kids are 6 and 4. Any suggestion for don't-miss Central Europe for families? We're flying in and out and will get between the cities by train; our travel and accommodation are booked.
posted by sagwalla
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Berlin / Germany internet installation: I might stay a few months in an apartment in Berlin, where there currently is no internet connection installed. What (if any) are my options? [more inside]
posted by gmm
on Aug 18, 2008 -
I need to get between London and Torun, Poland
around the end of the first week of September via public transport, but since I'm moving there for at least a year with lots of stuff, I'm having a hard time deciding the best way to do it. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Jul 30, 2008 -
My boyfriend and I will be meeting my dad in Berlin in mid-September. I've never been to Germany and my boyfriend has never been to Switzerland, and we'll be there a total of 10 days. How should we split up our time, and what should we see? My dad will be renting a car, so we're planning on driving between cities. Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by odayoday
on Jun 26, 2008 -
I'm organizing a trip to Berlin for about 10 people in their mid-twenties in July. What should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Planning a trip to Europe in September: the plan is to visit my girlfriend's family in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) for about a week, and then head up to Berlin for another week. What's the best way configure our travel plans? [more inside]
posted by freudenschade
on May 15, 2008 -
I'm researching Scientology in Berlin. Anyone know what they're up to in this city either on a day-to-day basis, or politically? Or what sites I might search to get the relevant information? [more inside]
posted by omnigut
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Going to Berlin in March with some Friends was wondering if anyone new a cool website that might detail whats going on between March 27th -31st. [more inside]
posted by swisspotter
on Jan 13, 2008 -
I'm going to Berlin to see the band Interpol later this month (yay!) but only for one night (boo!). What should I see/do/eat/drink/experience in such a short time? And should I stay out all night long and skip out on lodging? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Nov 2, 2007 -
Whilst at Berlin Tegel Airport, my significant other noticed that while you had the usual disheveled people scavenging around the separate recycle bins in the airport, you had perfectly ordinary looking people poking around inside the bins also. Anyone know why this is so?
posted by spyke23
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Help me find a Jewish cemetery in Berlin. (No, it's not the one you're thinking of.) [more inside]
posted by craichead
on May 19, 2007 -
I will be in Berlin in mid-June for work. I am looking to meet a friend in Prague, leaving Friday night from Berlin, and leaving Prague on Sunday night (a short time I know).
What's the best, cheapest way to get there. An overnight ride isn't a problem, though shorter is always better. I can arrive in Prague on Saturday morning, and back in Berlin on Monday morning. [more inside]
posted by jare2003
on May 18, 2007 -
I am an American interested in buying property in Berlin. Do any other Americans with experience in this have any advice to offer? [more inside]
posted by suisse
on Apr 30, 2007 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
We're in Berlin at the end of next week, and wouldn't mind going to somewhere that has a range of German beers, rather than the typical bars which will serve you just Lowenbrau or, y'know, Bitburger. So, the equivalent of a decent beer hall, which serves more beer. And good 'pub' food, German-style. Any ideas where?
posted by jamescridland
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Oh hivemind, where would you send a group of very traditional, distinguished, discriminating eaters for a classy dinner in Berlin? Bonus points for a highly cultural venue that offers historical atmosphere or sophisticated entertainment while dining. The folks in question will be staying at the Hotel Palace. Thank you!
posted by clever sheep
on Aug 17, 2006 -
I am looking to sublet or rent an apartment in Berlin for the summer or possibly longer. Where can I find listings on the net aside from Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by dydecker
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I am in love with the way they make doener kebabs
in Berlin. However, now that I'm living in a much less civilized city (Washington, DC), all I can find are authentic Turkish kebabs. While these are excellent, they're just not the same! Help me figure out how to make them just like they do in Germany. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Feb 4, 2006 -
Places to go and things to see (and photograph) in Berlin, Dusseldorf/Essen/Cologne and Vienna. [more inside]
posted by jedrek
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I haven't seen my girlfriend in five months, and I'm going to visit her for three weeks very soon. I want to cook her the most amazing, mouth-watering, plate-licking, so-good-you-punched-your-mother-in-the-face vegetarian meals ever. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Sep 26, 2005 -
My girlfriend and I will be in Berlin for a week starting tomorrow, and we love to eat good, interesting food. Unfortunately our budget will be pretty tight. Any restaurant or cuisine recommendations? [more inside]
posted by hartsell
on Mar 8, 2005 -
So I appear to be trapped in Paris. Flew to Europe over the holidays for a conference in Berlin, and thought I'd spend a week in Paris and fly out of there instead. British Airways is informing me they'd like about a grand to get me out of Paris, and no less if I take the chunnel up to London to catch the London-SFO leg there. Best option I've found is to try to delay the return flight until I can actually make my way back to Berlin (it's too late now). Still on hold finding out how painful that's going to be. Anyone have any better ideas?
posted by effugas
on Jan 8, 2005 -
All over Berlin (west and east) there are large pipes sticking out of the sidewalk. They're painted light purple. Sometimes they cross a single street before going back underground. What are they?
posted by Nelson
on Oct 31, 2004 -
I'm planning on moving to Europe at the end of this year. Most likely start out in the French countryside of Brittany, where it is semi-affordable to live. Moving from the states. Any advice on working within France and renting a flat while there. I plan to go over on my passport and extend my stay every 3 months or so. Basically looking for first hand experience from those of you who have moved from the states to France (or neighboring countries) and if you have any advice, pointers or tips to go about planning my move it would be highly appreciated. I plan to do much music while over there, but it will not generate enough to sustain a living and France is not a definite locale to start from. I have also been contemplating Vienna and Berlin. Thanks in advance and I would be very interested to hear from others who have moved or have friends who have.
posted by otisfodder
on Mar 27, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend somewhere to stay in Berlin (and possibly Prague) in June? Europe is expensive for us, so it needs to be fairly low price - around 50 euros a night for a double room (65$, 35 GBP (wow, the dollar is low!)). It would be nice to find something a bit more unusual/friendly than an Ibis. Central location (or public transport at a push) and clean. Thanks.
posted by andrew cooke
on Feb 10, 2004 -