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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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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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52 Places to See in Berlin: One for each week of the year

A few weeks ago I went to a bookstore to protect me from the rain that was getting intense. Inside there was an entire section with books about Berlin. Most of them with the same places to see in Berlin. Most of these places are common sense for travelers. Everybody knows them, and most of the books there didn’t even try to give any good reason to visit them. While I was browsing through these books, I realized that I have been to a lot of different places in Berlin and that, maybe, I should just write down my...

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Easy tips for shooting better travel photos and a few words about my gear

Over the past decade, photography has been my favorite way to remember a place. Some people like to go to souvenir shops, some might even like to keep museum or exhibition tickets but since most of the time I’m living off my cabin size luggage, I cannot give myself this luxury. I know that many of you, regardless the reason, like to have good travel photos to document and remember your travels. I’ve decided to write a post with easy tips about shooting better travel photos to make your memories better and to talk a little bit more about...

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Berlin Bunkers: Abandoned Air Shelters around the German Capital

Berlin Bunkers Abandoned Air Shelters around the German Capital ? Berlin is a city that still carries scars from a war that ended more than seventy years ago. You can see it on the walls of some old buildings and on all the air shelters that still exist today. Berlin Bunkers are everywhere and we’re going to talk about some of them below. Bunkers are technically known as Air Raid Shelters and they were were built with the functionality of protecting people from enemy air raids. Some of them were pre-existing place like subway stations, tunnels or basements. In...

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Berlin Wall: One Year After it was built

The Berlin Wall was a scar that can still be seen today in the german capital. It split the city into east and west, capitalism and communism, from 1961 to 1989. When it fell, it united the country again and made Germany what it is today. The Berlin Wall started being built, in a really fast way, in the early morning hours of August 13, 1961. First there was barbed wire, then bricks and a proper wall came to be. It kept being improved through the years until it became what can still be seen around Berlin, like in...

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Leninplatz Berlin: The Past of Platz der Vereinten Nationen

A visit to Leninplatz Berlin Going back in time at the Platz der Vereinten Nationen ; Like most places in Berlin, Platz der Vereinten Nationen used to be something different a while ago. Before 1950, this square was known as Landsberger Platz, but during communist times, it was renamed as Leninplatz. I go through this part of what was once East Berlin daily on my bike commute to work and I never thought about this square until I decided to see Good Bye, Lenin! a few weeks ago. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is that one...

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How to find a flat in Berlin

How to find a flat in Berlin A easy guide to help you find your home in the coolest city in Europe Finding a flat in Berlin may sounds like an impossible mission. For some this search can take up to 9 or 10 or 11 months. And I know personally people that took over 1 year. It is hard and it is getting harder as we speak. The secret to a good time trying to find & rent the perfect flat in Berlin is persistence and patience. Have all your documents ready, find out if your visa –...

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