Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ich war ein Berliner: Three things to do in Berlin, Part 1

Berlin is a great city with a complex mix of new and old cultures right at the epicenter of some of the largest battles in modern history, both physical and ideological. Moving throughout the city, it's very clear that Berlin is a city that is constantly in a state of change and re-imagination. For a city that offers someone for everyone, I was really glad to be able to get away from the more touristy areas and spend the days with my friend and resident Berliner in some more out of the way places. In particular, I'd like to share three places, one of which is really interesting but on the beaten path, while the other two are a little more out of the way. After the break, we'll visit a fleamarket, Tempelhof, and the GDR museum!


1. Flohmarkt am Mauerpark (Station: U2: Eberwalder strasse, U8: Bernauer strasse, M10: Wolliner strasse)

What better way to spend your Sunday than rummaging through antiques, checking out the wares of trendy urban artists, and eating great food from around the world? If that sounds like your idea of a great day, then the flea market by Mauerpark is the place to be. The market is a combination of true flea market junk from World War II to the present, and here you can buy everything from an old gas pump to bleeding edge trendy hoodies. Plus, there's great food scattered throughout the market from all of the cultures of Berlin. As long as you don't mind crowds, this is an awesome way to see Berlin and even take a piece of it home.

Continue to Part 2!

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