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|Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:50|
The historic city of Berlin saw much attention from the world during the 90’s. People will always remember the place for terms like WWII, Iron Curtain a.k.a. Berlin Wall, and nightlife. Its colorful history and culture come alive in the city’s monuments, castles, museums, and festivals. The city is buzzing with partygoers, nightlife, and shopping from dusk till dawn.
Germany’s capital – and the largest city in the country – is a melting pot for more than 190 nations. It has a temperate, seasonal climate, typical for countries situated in European Plains. June to August is the peak summer months with a 16-17˚C average temperature. December to February is the coldest from sub-zero to just 1˚C. Despite being highly industrialized, the city still retains 1/3 of the city’s natural environment such as forests, rivers, parks, and gardens. Citizens enjoy a high quality of living as well as recreational activities, sports, and music.
Picture by: Marie Elisabeth Lueders House at night, Berlin, Germany
The city’s trademark is no doubt the diversity of its nightlife. Pubs, bars, clubs are scattered all over the place. They don’t usually advertise, so people might have to look for them. Most popular venues that offer the best nightlife activities can be found in Mitte district – Kaffe Burger, King King Klub, and Weekend. Another district that’s been transforming into a nightlife district is Kreuzberg. Immigrants swarm the place due to a large host of artists performing nightly in different parts of the district. You may also want to try Club Maria in Stralauer Platz, an uber-cool nightspot and home of the hippest nightly band artists like The Knife, Le Tigre, The Fall, and Coldcut. Or, if you want something more laid- back, you can also try Spindler & Klatt in Kopenickerstrasse, a riverside restaurant with chilled out tracks, cocktails, and hard-hitting techno DJ’s. You can spend the night in a cheap hotel nearby if you’re planning to have a weeklong stay.
Berlin has more museums in one place compared to other cities in the world, a total of 153 museums some of which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among these sites is the Museum Island in the northern part of Spree Island, dedicated to art and antiquities by a royal decree in 1841. Here we can find the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamon Museum, and Bode Museum. Other museums such as Gemäldegalerie specialize on paintings as old as 13th century and Neue Nationalgalerie and Hamburger Bahnhof for modern contemporary art of the 90’s. The Jewish museum offers a glimpse of the German-Jewish history and has a huge collection of historical artifacts dating back two millennia. Other museums worth mentioning are the German Museum of Technology, Museum für Naturkunde and Checkpoint Charlie’s museum.
You certainly won’t want to miss the famous Love Parade in Germany’s biggest cultural, political, and science centre. And of course, don’t forget the historical sites, nightlife, exotic restaurants, zoos, parks and gardens Berlin has to offer. Pretty sure, you’d need an extra day or two just to see these sites so you might also want to book for their affordable hotel packages before travelling.