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Old 23rd August 2011   #301
marcom
Mitte
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Old 23rd August 2011   #302
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Isn't Mitte a bitte fancy?
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Old 23rd August 2011   #303
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Mergetron has struck!
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Old 23rd August 2011   #304
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I stayed here..
http://www.circus-berlin.de/
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Old 23rd August 2011   #305
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I've been staying at the various Adinas for over a year now. The Hackescher Mkt one is new and shiny. Also has easy access to ladies of negotiable virtue and is staggering distance to Dolores.

Those things may or may not matter to you. But goddamnit, those are some fine burritos there.
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Old 23rd August 2011   #306
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Thinking more of areas than specific hotels. We'll probably be hiring an apartment to cause a ruckus in.
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Old 23rd August 2011   #307
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I've been hanging out a bit in Prenzlauer Berg and it's very nice. But then, I used to live in Highbury and so am used to all the double buggies and organic tofu.
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Old 23rd August 2011   #308
goodlegs
Here are my friend Virginie's tips on things to do in Berlin. It's from a couple of years ago so
some of the places might not be around any more.

<virginie>
fleamarket and see cool people after party : mauerpark fleamarket at
sunday, subway eberswalderstr, this park (mauerpark) is a cool place
also without market,cool view, little distroyed, live music...

fleamarket at boxhagener platz at sunday too, in the friedrichshain area

you have an other flea market in treptowerpark, near badeschiff
(bar,club, swimmimg pool on the river) and club der visionäre (after
club on the water, for free), the market is sathurday and sunday

near from treptower park you have a cool place called "Sowjetische
Ehrenmal ", it s in the park, and it s typically like russia in the
second war, monumental, incredible perspective, perfect for sunset

cool street for shopping and see people : kastanien allee and
oderbergerstrasse in prenzlauer berg. Beautiful is the judish cimetery
in the schönhäuserr allee street , subway senefelder platz, beautiful
too the zionkirchplatz.

cool street too : oranienstrasse in kreuzberg with a lot of bars, cool
bars at kottbusser tor : möbel ölfe, monarch. In kreuzberg other cool
street is schlesische strasse (the street is going from kreuzberg to
treptower park.

at tuesday and friday you have turkish market near from "landwehr
canal" river, it s only for food but it s funny and typically
kreuzberg

My really favorite bar is the 8mmbar, it s for rock music, cccp is
cool too, kaffee burger is a legend, verry funny, sanatorium at
frankfurter allee for technom cool too

open air bar : club der visionäre near badeschiff, and bar 25, the
place tosee, befor it s close. near ostkreuz you have other
underground location with not really adress
</virginie>

For my part:

- the soviet war memorial in Treptower Park is grand, especially if
you can get there for sunset
- http://www.cassiopeia-berlin.de/ is an open air bar with a skate
park, climbing wall, loads of graffiti, good for pictures
- East Side Gallery
- Tacheles (if it hasn't closed, which I think it might have)
- This place is good if you like vietnamese food - we had a noodle
soup thing with chilli, really intense flavours:
http://www.monsieurvuong.de/location_en.html
- Badeschiff - a swimming pool floating in the river, is fantastic, if
they'll let you in. We had trouble getting in (but managed it) and
places like Bar 25 and lots of clubs can be hard to get into.
- Brunch on the weekend, apparently this is a Berlin institution. We
went to http://www.restauration-1900.de/engl...meenglish.html and
just hung out there filling up on lovely food watching birds and
cyclists go by
- Spandauer Vorstadt is a good area for bar hopping

The hostel we stayed at was http://www.globetrotterhostel.de, which
was clean and cheap.
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Old 24th August 2011   #309
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Cool, thanks. I think I wentsomewhere near the East side galelry last time. I vaguely remember some day clubs and lots of people dancing and swimming in the river..
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Old 24th August 2011   #310
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bar 25 is closed again ... but they will pop up again soon for sure
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Old 25th August 2011   #311
jv
when i was there last month i saw a lfgss style meet ride with loads of people on lowrider cruisers doing laps of boxhagener sq - so wanted to join in
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Old 1st September 2011   #312
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We stayed in a hostel about 10 mins walk east of Alexanderplatz, and it was like a freaking 3-star hotel anywhere else.
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Old 8th September 2011   #313
charliesaysdonor
Is there a Berlin equivalent of Putney? Might be moving there, but would miss my beloved Putney
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Old 12th September 2011   #314
Jazzguevara
Man... off to Berlin Thursday!!! this was a helpfull thread! any one ever heard of the Rainbow factory, there? do they sell vintage bike parts? cheers
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Old 15th September 2011   #315
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Just been to Berlin last week. Such an amazing city. Visited Keirin Cycle Cafe, and the owner allowed me to take some photos...

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Thought some people might like to see! Was quite dark in there as there was scaffolding on the outside of the building - hence no front of shop photo.

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Old 30th September 2011   #316
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Hello, i've just moved to Berlin [Stresemannstrasse] and wondered if anyone can offer advice on the best way of getting a job besides craigslist. Very basic level of German, which is an obvious hindrance.

Also be very grateful if anyone knows the German word[s] for track pump?

Thanks,
Sarah

P.s. if anyone is living in Berlin and wants to meet up for rides round the city then get in touch as i'm looking to meet new people!
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Old 30th September 2011   #317
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Hello, i've just moved to Berlin [Stresemannstrasse] and wondered if anyone can offer advice on the best way of getting a job besides craigslist. Very basic level of German, which is an obvious hindrance.
You don't say what sort of job you want and what your skills are. Having good German is the most important consideration besides that, though. There are obviously jobs around that require knowledge of foreign languages, but most will also need good German. One forumenger recently got a job as a web designer in Berlin without initially speaking great German. If you have time and money to spare, I advise doing a decent crash course in German. Always remember that German gets easier the more you learn of it, even if it's very difficult initially.

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Also be very grateful if anyone knows the German word[s] for track pump?
There isn't one. I haven't lived in Germany for a while, but I'm pretty sure that no word has been coined in the meantime. You might be able to use "Standpumpe", as even though that sounds a little funny, people would know what you mean. "Luftpumpe" is the generic term for all 'air pumps'.
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Old 30th September 2011   #318
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Thanks, will go on your advice, will have to go with the crash course option I guess. Just finished political philosophy MA but I guess that doesn't count for anything here without the language so will go for bar work meanwhile! Gonna look for a track pump tomorrow ,thanks for that translation. Think i'll definately need it having seen all these bloody cobbles everywhere..
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Old 30th September 2011   #319
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Off to Berlin tomorrow. Sehr aufgeregt.
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Old 1st October 2011   #320
bitrunner
Hehe, the cobbles. :)

They can be pretty nasty over here. But with enough pressure, you can fly over them too!
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Old 14th October 2011   #321
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article on cycle friendly Berlin

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/13...g-renaissance/
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Old 17th October 2011   #322
Kompute
Hmm, just booked for january. Does anything still happen or does everyone just hide away as it's fucking freezing?
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Old 17th October 2011   #323
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The 6-day is around the end of January.
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Old 17th October 2011   #324
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I strongly recommend the Berlin Six-Days ... awesome atmosphere and great races, from Stayers to Sprinters you get everything
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Old 3rd November 2011   #325
Simoc
Berlin recommendations please :)

I'll be in Berlin next week. Yesssss.

Am staying on Warschauer Platz 6 - east of Kreuzberg.

Any bar/food/market/art/fun/concrete/music/architecture related recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #326
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My recommendation: UTFS
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Old 3rd November 2011   #327
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I'm sure mergatron will be along shortly to put this in the other Berlin thread.

I would strongly recommend a trip to Teufelsberg:

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Old 3rd November 2011   #328
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My recommendation: UTFS
I am new to forum activity - so cheers for the scorn.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #329
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I'm sure mergatron will be along shortly to put this in the other Berlin thread.

I would strongly recommend a trip to Teufelsberg:

This looks amazing! Thankyou. I'll check out the other thread like a good girl.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #330
Simoc
as if by magic... ha
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Old 3rd November 2011   #331
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I am new to forum activity - so cheers for the scorn.
Who said it was scorn? Search and you will find.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #332
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I'll be in Berlin next week. Yesssss.

Am staying on Warschauer Platz 6 - east of Kreuzberg.

Any bar/food/market/art/fun/concrete/music/architecture related recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
well you're right there!
either walk the warschauer str. north and the any of the next streets after the bridge to the right (Friedrichshain)
...or go south across the Oberbaum Brücke and walk any random direction. (Kreuzberg)
tourist route: along the eastside gallery to alexanderplatz, unter den linden, etc.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #333
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Architecture stuff:
Walk from Alexanderplatz to Frankfurter Tor along Karl-Marx-Allee. 1950s Stalinist architecture, symmetrical for most of the street, with a couple of modernist Bauhaus-type gems in between, lots of them hidden behind poplar trees. Kino International, Hans Scharoun's Laubenganghaus and Cafe Moskau in particular. Then you finish the walk in Friedrichshain, where there's loads of food and shops.

Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner's Horseshoe Estate in Britz, a horse shoe shaped estate from the Weimar era

Onkel-Toms-Hütte in the south west, another huge estate built on liberal-socialist principles

Waldsiedlung, the traditionalist Nazi answer to the above, with thatched cottages for privileged SS members' families

Bauhaus Museum!
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Old 3rd November 2011   #334
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Waldsiedlung, the traditionalist Nazi answer to the above, with thatched cottages for privileged SS members' families
the place I think you mean wasn't build for or by nazis.
it was built by the SED (east german socialist party) for high ranking politicians like Erich Honecker.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #335
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Waldsiedlung Wandlitz, north of Berlin was Honecker's little enclave, after the high-ranking SED members moved from Majowski-Ring in Pankow. This is also worth a visit, and has a really good little visitor centre with bilingual displays all about it. It's also near the other Sowjetisches Ehrenmal, which is even more hidden than the one in Treptower Park.

Waldsiedlung Krumme Lanke, near Onkel-Toms-Hütte, is the one I mentioned.

So I should have been more clear, but we're both right
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Old 3rd November 2011   #336
Simoc
Thanks tommmmmmmmmmmmmm and schnitter. All sounds fascinating.

You should go and see the Soviet architecture show at the RA, sounds like you'd enjoy it. I went today, very very good.
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Old 4th November 2011   #337
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I'll be in Berlin next week. Yesssss.

Am staying on Warschauer Platz 6 - east of Kreuzberg.

Any bar/food/market/art/fun/concrete/music/architecture related recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
There is a good flea market on Sundays in Mauer Park, you should go there!

A friend recommened a bar called Das Gift which is part owned by Barry from Mogwai in the Neukölln district, I've not been myself but I trust him!

xxx
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Old 4th November 2011   #338
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There is a good flea market on Sundays in Mauer Park, you should go there!
Also, Mauerpark has Bearpit karaoke, although it might be a bit cold for that now.

I would also recommend Café Antipodes on Fehrbelliner Str for excellent coffee.

And Dolores. Be still, my beating heart.
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Old 4th November 2011   #339
Simoc
Oh yeah I've been to the amazing flea market! But unfortunately only there Tues to Fri, so won't get a chance this time.

Excellent coffee is always a good tip, thanks!
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Old 15th November 2011   #340
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http://www.facebook.com/events/202835303127180/

First Rollapaluza in Berlin! hope to see you there, prizes, cheap beer, FREE!

Friday 9th December, Keirin Berlin. from 8pm.

Last edited by winston; 20th November 2011 at 11:02.
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Old 29th November 2011   #341
froggingbob
Berlin is awesome. You'll find plenty.

And Keirin Cycle Cafe looks SICK!!
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Old 1st December 2011   #342
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Can I get GT85 in berlin? If not, what's the best equivalent?
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Old 24th February 2012   #343
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Berlin Hotel's

Can anyone recommend a good hotel in Berlin for a weekend break?
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Old 24th February 2012   #344
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art'otel in Mitte is OK... Get an apartment!
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Old 24th February 2012   #345
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I stayed in the Adina Hackescher mkt for over a year. It's nice.

If you have a pile of cash, the Casa Camper is also nice. Albeit a bit trendy.
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Old 24th February 2012   #346
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art'otel is good, walking distance fromthe best shops, stayed there january,
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Old 24th February 2012   #347
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Old 24th February 2012   #348
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I spent a weekend at the Hotel De Rome, on Babelplatz (where they burned all the books) back in 2009.
It was awesome. Very nice hotel, with a great location.

It ain't cheap though.

http://www.hotelderome.com/

Would reccomend if you're looking to splash out on something.
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Old 24th February 2012   #349
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Thanks for the recommendations guys, I'm checking them all out at the moment and they all seem to be quite pricey!

Can anyone recommend anything a bit cheaper? Or even just 'the best' area to stay in, as I'll probabaly spend most of the time out of the hotel anyway :)
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Old 24th February 2012   #350
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I stayed here recently, cheap, nice enough, in trendy Prenzlauer Berg area, tram outside only 3 stops to Alexanderplatz....24 hour reception, laid back and friendly

http://www.alex-hotel.de/english/

It says E79 on price list, but try booking...we paid E 69 for two and think it's cheaper for one...prices include breakfast...

Aside form that if all you're after is a somewhere to sleep there are loads of Etap / Ibis type hotels that are much cheaper than London prices www.accorhotel.com
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