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Best areas to stay in Berlin

The best hotels to stay in Berlin plus a comprehensive guide of Berlin's prime areas divided in neighborhoods    Welcome to Fotostrasse’s comprehensive guide to the best areas to stay in Berlin, the best hotels and more. All the hotels and hostels we’ll show you here have been personally chosen and tested by us or our friends to ensure you’ll have a great time. We want to avoid traps, you know? Nothing worse than coming to a cool city like Berlin and having a bad experience with the place we are staying. This can ruin the whole trip....

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Exploring Berlin City West in 48 Hours of Art, Design and Great Food

48 Hours in Berlin City West Exploring the west part of Berlin in 48 Hours of Art, Design and Great Food ; When you live in Berlin, you end up exploring the same neighborhoods all the time. It’s easier like that, but you might miss a lot of great spots. To fix this, I decided to explore a famous part of Berlin that I usually don’t visit often. Because of my lack of knowledge, I decided to spend 48 hours in Berlin City West just to see what could I see and do in one of the most famous...

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The Best Photo Spots in Berlin: Where to take pictures in the German Capital

If you’re like us, you travel with a camera and carry it all the time. With smartphones becoming cheaper, everybody takes a camera with them, but we only see selfies everywhere. Because of all this, it became hard to surprise somebody with travel pictures since most people only go to the same places and take the same pictures. But we’re here to solve this problem with our list of the best photo spots in Berlin. Most people come to Berlin and visit the same places. This is one of the reasons why we started Fotostrasse. We want to bring...

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What to do in Berlin with Tulio – Going Local in Berlin

I am Tulio and I’m here to give you tips on what to do in Berlin. I am originally from the middle of nowhere in the heart of Brazil. A place I call the “Texas of Brazil” given its backward mentality. I have lived all over, but Nothern California and São Paulo were the two places I lived the longest after I left my hometown. I studied Law, but that obviously was not for me. So I moved to Cali where I went to grad school for Marketing and Strategy. Got hired out of Business School from a giant...

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Bierpinsel – Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin

A Visit to the Bierpinsel Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin ; The first time that I went to Steglitz was to visit a Primark since they only had one shop in Berlin and the shop was in this part of the city that I had never been before. That visit was 2012, and it was then that my obsession with the Bierpinsel started. That day was the first time that I had seen anything as weird looking as that building, and it was, also, my first contact with Architectural Brutalism. After that building, it was love...

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Where to stay in West Berlin: 25hours Hotel Berlin

Our days at the 25hours Hotel Berlin an introduction to one of the best places to stay in West Berlin ; It’s not that usual for me to stay in a hotel in Berlin but, after I had heard my friend André from Viagem Criativa talking about the best place to stay in West Berlin, I had to find an excuse to stay at the amazing 25hours Hotel Berlin. So, there I was for a couple of days in January, exploring Berlin City West and enjoying what that part of the German capital has to offer. But, this time,...

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Verkehrskanzel: Berlin’s Only Traffic Control Pulpit Left from the Fifties

I have been to West Berlin a few hundred times but, for me, that part of the city is still a mystery. Sometimes you look into a different direction and something completely new pops up before your eyes. This is what happened to me one day when I left Kurfürstendamm U-Bahn and looked up at the subway exit at Joachimstaler Strasse. There was a prismatic building looking over the street and I had no idea what is was. After some online research, a name came to me: Verkehrskanzel. Located in Kurfüstendamm, the Verkehrskanzel is the last surviving traffic tower in...

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This is how Berlin used to look like back in 1936

If you go back to Fotostrasse archives you’ll see that we love to see old videos of Berlin. This short one from Berlin in 1936 is no exception since it shows how beautiful the city used to be and focus on the changes that were happening to the German capital during the time it was governed by the Nazi party. The video starts with a shot of Strasse des 17. Juni covered in Nazi banners. Back then this street was known as Charlottenburger Chaussee since it connects Mitte with the neighborhood of Charlottenburg. It also shows the new placement...

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