Berlin Tips from the Amstel House
Berlin tips 1#: Book your hostel in advance
Berlin is one of Europe’s hottest spots. During the high season and national holidays most hostels get overbooked pretty fast. To avoid the stress of loosing precise fun time jumping from one place to another looking for lodging, book it in advance.
Berlin tips 2#: Come by train.
A sightseeing itself the Berlin’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) is a stunning piece of contemporary architecture, the largest and most modern crossing station in Europe.
Berlin tips 3#: Safe a day for a city center walking tour
The German capital is witness of a long, complex and interesting history, of which the city center and its buildings were stage and memory of many main chapters. Walking through the area is like going back in time.
4#: Visit one of Berlin’s Park
Besides being one of Europe’s greenest capitals, the parks of Berlin have extra charm and curiosities. Just to mention some: Tempelhof was a former airport and it’s now a huge zone for radical sports such us urban wind- and kite surf. Tiergarten is the biggest and most beautiful, a place that seems to have inspired magic fairy tales. Treptower begins on the banks of the River Spree and guards the incredible Soviet Memorial.
5#: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Street art Walk
The area of, known as the most alternative neighborhoods in town, have kilometers of really nice street art, many of it from world wide famous artists.
6#: Visit the old Arminius Market Hall
Open in 1891 this amazing market hall in Berlin-Moabit was the 10th of 14th covered markets constructed in Berlin at the end the 19th century. Reported as an architecture monument it reopen its doors in 2010 as a “place for good things”, featuring many fine but budget restaurants, culture events and life music.
7#: See the Berlin skyline from above
Get a better look over the city and pay a visit to one of the Berlin’s viewpoints. Besides the classics TV Tower, Reichstag and Siegessaule, our personal tip goes to Klunkerkranich, a charming roof bar in Berlin-Neukölln.
8#: Go clubbing at least once
Berlin’s legendary nightlife became the mecca for electronic music lovers. Besides a program full of acclaimed DJs, many of the clubs in town have crazy light effects, powerful sound systems and unique atmosphere. You don’t want to miss that.
9#: Go to a Flea Market
Berlin has a strong second-hand culture. If you have good eyes, old but nice and stylish clothes and furniture can be found in special shops and, of course, in flea markets, spread all around the city. The biggest and most famous is Mauer Park, taking place every Sunday in Prenzlauer Berg.
10#: Pay art a visit
The Berlin art scene is rich, diverse, young and avant-guard. In more than 420 galleries, 175 museums and countless independent art spaces, in all kinds of artistic expression – be it visual arts, performance or theater, music or dance – here you find irreverence, creativity and inspiration.