Berlin travel guide:
Berlin is German capital and it´s huge. There are more than 3.5 million people living there, without surroundings. This town has very rich history and because of that of course it has many interesting museums, visit at least two. The weather is usually cold, I was in March and I needed a jacket, especially at night. People are friendly, if you ask something they always help. The city is quite clean and tidy, like the Germans, so it is quite easy to locate.
Where to find accommodation?
As I said, I stayed in a hostel, with shared room and bathroom and without breakfast, in the eastern part of the city, because of course, it’s cheaper. And since the city is expensive, I recommend the same thing, better to spend money on other things than in an unnecessarily expensive accommodation. The city, although big, is very safe (I had to take the night train, about 3 am so I’m sure of what I’m talking about)
How to get around in the city: public transport is very fast and effective but complicated. S-bahn, U-bahn, Tram, bus, train. It takes a bit to understand all those kinds of transport, but after a day it will be automatic. The tickets are expensive, not for the Germans, but for most of the world, and especially for backpackers as me.
How much money you should take? In Germany they use euro as currency, which is the official currency of the EU and it’s used by most of its members. So, take euros. Other currencies are not accepted. Everything is expensive : food, transport, museums, souvenirs, tourist attractions (German parliament is an exception, it’s free). In 4 days in Berlin I spent 130 euros and I think it’s really a minimum. I slept in a hostel, I went to all the tourist attractions that are free, and well, instead of buying souvenirs I took photos.
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