Berlin information

Nov 7th, 2001, 11:29 AM
Robin Dam
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Berlin information

Can anyone please help me. My wife and I will spend 4 days in Berlin at the end of November. We would like to know a good hotel centrally located around the tourist attractions - up to ?70 per night would be acceptable for us.
Can anybody also tell us the things that we must do whilst within Berlin.
Nov 7th, 2001, 09:27 PM
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"the things that we must do "... homework? Meaning I think you must do homework.
FOr a hotel, try
for Berlin info,
Nov 7th, 2001, 10:18 PM
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well, less informations in Your ques. 70 per night? Hm, Lira, Franken, DM, US-$ ... per room, per person? For Berlin is one of the most importand metropols in the world, for 70 DM You wont get a room. For 70 US-$ You will just get one in the surroundings. The www above is very helpful to get an overview.
Nov 8th, 2001, 01:11 AM
Ben Haines
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You'll see that software has turned your figure, 70 pounds, or 70 USD, or 70 marks, to "?70", which has led to unhelpful replies. The hotel I like and costs 70 pounds a night with double and shower, for two, is is the Hotel Crystal. The address is Kantsttrasse 144, 10623 Berlin, the phone is 030 312 90 47 and 312 90 48, fax 030 312 64 65: they've no e-mail. The hotel is 200 yards from Savignyplatz S-Bahn (elevated railway) station, which is one stop from Zoo station in Berlin. At Savignyplatz you step onto the platform, take the lift to street level, leave the lift, cross the road, turn left (north), walk 100 yards, turn right (east) onto Kantstrasse, walk 100 yards, and you're at the hotel. All staff have good English, and the morning manager loves to advise guests on how to reach places: in particlar you need to know what hours they're open. The price includes a fair breakfast with infinite good coffee. I shall be pleased if you mention my name.

The tourist attractions are listed under Germany, then Berlin, on two sites
A fifth of the text of the Lonely Planet guidebook:, then "Destinations" and "Postcards".
Same for the Rough Guide:

Sites in English for Berlin alone are
U-Bahn (metro) map:

There is nothing you "must do", as tourism is a pleasure, not a duty, and nobody cares whether or not you see the Brandenburg Gate. Rather, what are your interests: the Baroque, classical music, Ancient Egypt, Art Nouveau, homosexual bars, Hitler, Stalin, boating, Serbian cuisine... ? Berlin has special places for each of these, and if you'll tell the forum and me what you're seeking it will be easy to help you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ben Haines, London

Nov 8th, 2001, 07:35 AM
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We stayed with friends so can't help on the hotel. However, for attractions: Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Pergamon Museum, other museums, opera, symphony, art museums, Templehof Airfield (Berlin airlift), Info Box, KaDeWe Department Store, Kurfurstendamm Strasse, Unter der Linden, Brandenberg Gate, Reichstag, Olympic Stadium (Jesse Owens), Potsdam. You can take a day trip to Dresden. There is so much to see and do. It is a great city with friendly people and good food.
Nov 8th, 2001, 12:00 PM
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Try,they have good prices,and if you arrive before 6pm,they do not need your credit card number.
Nov 10th, 2001, 04:48 AM
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One of the cheapest hotels in Berlin is the Ibis Hotel. It?s a hotel chain, the rooms are clean and efficient, not very big. There is one very close to the Alexanderplatz. Try The rooms should be at around 150 DM/room and night. Make the boat tour on the Spree, but it will be freezing so take warm clothes with you. A nice area for the eveningare the Hacksche H?fe. Near the Savigny Platz is a vinotheka called Le Filou, not cheap but very good food and wine.
Nov 10th, 2001, 07:29 AM
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I second the Ibis chain. I like the Ibis Messe which, although it is not centrally located,is very near the U-bahn and S-bahn.
Nov 10th, 2001, 08:27 AM
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I stayed at the Hotel Bogota in September which is 1/2 block from the Ku-damm. It was $70/night including breakfast, but might have lower rates at this time. Close to busses and Ubahn. Clean with nice rooms.

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