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ajaxballer
06-26-2010, 04:22 AM
I'm going to study in Berlin for 6 weeks and I had a couple of questions for people that have been to Berlin before or live in Berlin.

1) What should I check out while I am there? I hear there are a lot of museums, which are the best?

2) I will have a lot of free time while I am there, what other cities or towns should I visit in Germany?

3) Is Basketball popular in Berlin and are there many courts to play at indoor/outdoor?

4) What are the best Night/Dance Clubs or Bars?

Thanks in advance :D

elaj
06-26-2010, 08:19 AM
I loved my time in Berlin. You definitely need to visit and spend some time in Kreuzberg district of Berlin.

I can't explain why but its great atmosphere - people of different nations combined, everyone relaxed, great bars... you being a basketball fan... of course you should definately go see the O2 Arena, too. ;)

There are other people here more familiar with Berlin than me (who live or actually lived there), I'll let others to continue. ;)

ajaxballer
06-28-2010, 01:47 AM
I will actually be staying in Kreuzberg during my time in Berlin so I'll be sure to check out what the area has to offer :D.

qiangdade
06-30-2010, 09:10 PM
I'm going to study in Berlin for 6 weeks and I had a couple of questions for people that have been to Berlin before or live in Berlin.

1) What should I check out while I am there? I hear there are a lot of museums, which are the best?

2) I will have a lot of free time while I am there, what other cities or towns should I visit in Germany?

3) Is Basketball popular in Berlin and are there many courts to play at indoor/outdoor?

4) What are the best Night/Dance Clubs or Bars?

Thanks in advance :D

Since i used to live there (Kreuzberg)

1) Get a tourist guide for that, you'll be more than covered. I never visited any museums. You should see the Berliner Dom on the Museum Island I guess.

2)Depends on the distance you're willing to travel and your budget. By train you can get everywhere pretty fast, but it is a bit expensive. From towns nearby I would suggest Potsdam where you can actually go by S-bahn. The mentioned Berlin tourist guide will cover the attractions. Other than that, Dresden and Hamburg are not that far. If you wanna go south, I guess, Koeln, Heidelberg and Munich. Don't rule out a trip to Amsterdam, Warsaw or Prague if you have the time and budget.

3)Very popular. you will find lots of courts. Go to Yaam club on the river, it has an interesting court and also in the area around the Max-Schmelling Halle (ex-Alba home).

4)Depends on your taste totally. You will find sth of everything. In sommer I would suggest the area around Schlesisches Tor and Goerlitzer Bahnhof stations. Friedrichshain also features some nice bars and you might wanna go to Mitte.

If you need more info let me know.

wardjdim
07-01-2010, 02:00 AM
Qiangdade replies the 2nd and 3rd question

1st one:
Judisches is a nice looking museum. I was not impressed but it was decent. The Agyptisches one has nothing interesting besides the Nephertite legendary statuette. The Technological one, the Anna Frank one, the Tacheles one, no clue about them. In general, pretty unimpressive city, museum-wise. Amazing city to watch overall, though

4th one:
Depending on the music you listen to

Top-5
1) Berghain/Panorama Bar (#1 in Europe also. Probably in the World. Not even close)
2) Watergate (2nd best club I've ever been to in my life)
3) Deep (when it has parties. to be invited only online)
4) Bar25 (By the river. I am hearing it's opening again October)
5) Golden Gate (Decadant. For very specific tastes)

All of them play electronic music and are from Friedrichschain to Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer berg. In Mitte, there are different, more mainstream clubs

qiangdade
07-08-2010, 10:37 AM
Ah! The Pergammon Museum is supposed to be good.

About clubs and since it's summer I'd say Klub der Visonaere with its floating platforms

http://www.fensterzumhof.eu/bilder/d/37201-8/berlin-kreuzberg-club-der-visionaere.JPG

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/7676564.jpg

and Morena Bar where certain individuals of this forum became wasted:rolleyes:.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/262114296_05b40666d7.jpg

mvblair
07-08-2010, 03:03 PM
What are you going to study, Ajax? Business? Language? Just curious.

ajaxballer
07-08-2010, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the information guys :D.

I go to University at the University of Toronto and they offer a summer abroad program that allows you to study a UofT course in various countries. I will be taking Sociology of Religion, it should include some fun and informative field trips :).

Phantim3dx
07-09-2010, 01:51 AM
Thanks for the information guys :D.

I go to University at the University of Toronto and they offer a summer abroad program that allows you to study a UofT course in various countries. I will be taking Sociology of Religion, it should include some fun and informative field trips :).

sociology of religion what kind of crap is that, dont be like me and get a pol sci degree and not use it in law. go get a business degree and be paid playa!!! as Jay Z said "Mo Money, Mo Cash, Mo Ho's!" WHAT!!!

By the way if your program sends you to my part of beijing, china let me know

ajaxballer
07-15-2010, 05:01 PM
LOL My decision to go to Berlin was based very little on Sociology of Religion course.

I have another question. If I happen to play pick up basketball while I'm there, is there any German Basketball etiquette I should be aware of?

Phantim3dx
10-16-2011, 10:09 AM
LOL My decision to go to Berlin was based very little on Sociology of Religion course.

I have another question. If I happen to play pick up basketball while I'm there, is there any German Basketball etiquette I should be aware of?

Before I visited my ex in Stuttgart back in 2006, I watched lots of German Porn for all my German etiquette/customs. [Deleted. Man... :rolleyes: :D]