A weekend in Berlin
A wall has fallen and a new town is born, it is indeed the new Berlin. No more separations, no more walls, no more eastern and western sectors, no more nazi and communist dictatorships, no more secret services controls, no more. Checkpoint Charlie where so many people were shot in a desperate attempt to escape communism and reach West Berlin is now a museum. Feel the vibes of new Berlin all around the town, in its lively streets crowded with art galleries, museums, happenings, fashionable cafés and restaurants, get to know the center of the most contemporary trends of human expression. If you are looking for a low-cost holiday, you will find cheap apartments in Berlin, nice accommodations and cozy guesthouses everywhere. Do not forget that rooms for rent are also available therefore jump on the next flight to Berlin and become a true Berliner.
Underground and alternative culture in Berlin
Underground culture Berlin is a fascinating town made of artists’ workshops and ateliers, graffiti, alternative museums and tags. Mural art, street art, open air statues and installations, you can find any type of art events in the streets of Berlin. If you love this alternative artistic expression visit the East Side Gallery open air graffiti museum you can push the experience even further and attend throw up classes in old and abandoned factories which are now workshops for street art. Have a try and become a tagger or a street artist performing your own huge masterpiece in Berlin. Yes, some walls fall down and some others get colored by freedom, this is Berlin too, get to learn it. A greener and sustainable world is the main preoccupation of all German people and Berlin will show you how much this fight is supported here. Spend an afternoon in the giant gardens and parks which are spread all over the town and have a no gluten no OMG lunch in a Berlin market hall where local producers will invite you to taste their home made products free of any additive or preservatives. Vegan food and organic food are served basically everywhere in the very ethical Berlin although those wonderful Currywurst with a curry and mustard sauce and their lovely hot sausages do look better than a vegan burger with green beans, especially when you drink a very good German beer with your sandwich, together with tasty freshly fried potatoes. After an ethical vegan and smoothie meal or a crazy beer and sausage pause visit the Schwules Museum dedicated to the gay community. More than a visit, pay a tribute to the homosexual community pride celebrated here not only for the masterpieces of gay artists housed in this museum, but also for its proud identity and fight for human rights. Do not forget that vacation rentals in Berlin are available starting from very reasonable prices and there is no reason to renounce to a personal accommodation during your week-end in Berlin. A lot of apartments are available both in Prussian Berlin and in alternative Berlin. There are so many things to do in this town that you will really feel the need of your own home and a house rental is the ideal solution to satisfy this request. Remember all the Shoah victims and visit the Neues Synagogue and the Judisches Museum for an intense reverence moment in their memory.
Art collections, royal palaces and parks in Prussian Berlin
Start the visit of Prussian Berlin in Potsdam where you will visit Sans Souci palace and the park. Fine arts collections and museums are all within the Museuminseln, the island of the museums classed Unesco World Heritage site in 1999. You will find there the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode Museum and the stunning Pergamon Museum with the reconstructions of the Pergamon Altar and Ishtar Gate of Babylon. An apartment rental in Berlin by the Museuminseln will allow you to spend your week-end or you holiday in a very cosmopolitan area crowded with visitors and tourists from all over the world. When you are done with museums, take a walk around the Brandenburg Gate, one of the symbol of Berlin constructed for King Guillaume II. For three decades it was integrated of the Big Wall, and made the separation between Pariser Platz (East Berlin) and Platz das 18 Marz (West Berlin).
Cultural revolutions in Berlin
All main avant-garde cultural movements of the last century were born in Berlin. Jugendstil, dada, expressionism, conceptual art, art brut, Bauhaus, come to Berlin if you want to know everything about what modern and contemporary arts really are. Visit the Brohan Museum dedicated to the Art Nouveau movement. Jugendstil buildings of Berlin were classed Unesco World Heritage in 2008 and all the town is full of splendid buildings decorated with floral and curvy lines climbing around metal structures and ceramic. Visit the Berggruen Musem with its rich collection of Picasso, Klee and Giacometti masterpieces and if you fancy photography do not miss the Museum für Fotografie dedicated to Helmut Newton. Other contemporary arts masterpieces are shown in the Martin Gropius Bau and the Hamburger Bahnhof. Bauhaus revolution in architecture is witnessed in the documents and archives of the Bauhaus-Archiv and rich treasures of Expressionism are housed in the Brücke Museum. Enjoy Berlin by night in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg areas. Vacation homes in the Bulowstrasse or in the area of the Kurfurstendamm will show you a very libertine town. For sure, you will easily find a place to party in Berlin, until very late in the morning.
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