Berlin is a city where East meets West in a wild cross-culture of just about everything: old, new, war-torn, rebuilt, past, present, future. The German capital is home to 3.5 million people and a further 11.5 million tourists visit each year. Considering it is one of the most popular and exciting cities in Europe, a trip to Berlin is surprisingly cheap and the average price of a pint of beer is as low as €2.80.
Berlin is rich in history and famous landmarks that symbolise its remarkable past can be found throughout the city. Berlin’s most famous icon, the Brandenburg Gate is built on the site of a former city gate and marks the entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace. The city was divided for nearly thirty years following the Second World War and the subsequent decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall have seen it flourish into a buzzing metropolis, rich in artistic and cultural experimentation.
Getting to the German capital is cheap and effortless. The 2 hour flight from London Gatwick can be booked for as little as £64 with Easyjet. Ryanair offer similar prices but depart from Stansted.
If New York is the city that never sleeps, then Berlin is its estranged, party addicted, cool, European insomniac cousin who never snoozes…let alone sleeps! The party scene here really does cater for all budgets, tastes and age groups and it’s not just at the weekend where the party pumps, it’s practically 24/7. The birthplace of techno, Berlin is currently the clubbing capital of the world. Notorious clubbing meccas such as Watergate, Tresor and Berghain are situated in the Friedrichshain area and housed in dark and derelict industrial factories. These superclubs attract world class DJs every week, however be warned that they are not for the faint-hearted and you are best advised to split up into smaller groups in order to gain entry. However, if you fancy something a little more low key, then there are plenty more smaller nightclubs and bars in the same area and in nearby Potsdamer Platz.
If your party seeks something a slower tempo, then Berlin has a large number of beer gardens found in some very picturesque locations. Germany is known to produce some of the best beers in the world at very acceptable prices. Brands such as Oettinger, Bitburger and Erdinger can be found in gorgeously green locations such as Cafe am Neuen See situated in the heart of the Tiergarten. These provide the perfect locations to soak up the sun, grab some local nosh and discuss what carnage awaits the stag in the forthcoming hours! If the weather is as gloomy as an English penalty shootout, then Berlin has countless beer halls in which to seek shelter. Traditional German boozers such as Brauhaus Mitte and Hofbräuhaus München Berlin are located in the Alexanderplatz area and resemble a miniature Oktoberfest.
So whether you are interested in the city’s past, present or future, Pissup will act as your time machine, ensuring that your experience in Berlin is nothing less than amazing. We promise to organise a time for you that will be talked about long into the future. So, what are you waiting for? …Berlin’s calling!
We had a great time in Berlin and thought the 'Dirty Harry Experience' was great value for money and a great experience. The guide was friendly and turned up on time to collect us and was very helpful with advise on places to go. Berlin is an amazing place, we left one of the clubs at 9.30am and there was plenty of people still left in there, mad! Will use you again in the future, I want a flight in the Antanov!