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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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Escaping East Germany: Swimming Across the Spree into West Berlin in Video

It was a warm Sunday in August 1988 when a group of tourists visiting Berlin caught something unexpected across the Spree River. There were people escaping East Germany, and everything can be seen in the video below. It was August 21, 1988, and four people decided to risk their lives crossing the Spree River in an attempt of escaping East Germany in hope for freedom in West Berlin. Three men and a woman risked their lives and watching it today make everything look like a distant event in the past, but that was Berlin at the time. As the...

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Berlin – The Inner Layer by Alex Soloviev

Alex Soloviev has a way of capturing life in the streets of Berlin. He shows how Berlin can be loaded with energy at the same time that he shows the tension behind everything that happens here. And, in The Inner Layer, he does this so well that we had to do a short post about his work. If you have been following Fotostrasse for a while, the name Alex Soloviev might ring a bell. We featured his work here, back in 2016. The movie we are mentioning is called Everyday Berlin, and it’s a visual poem to a quiet...

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Rüya Gemüse Kebab is the Best Chicken Döner in Berlin

Rüya is one of many hidden secrets that Berlin keeps at plain sight. I have been in front of this diner kebab imbiss in Schöneberg too many times to count but I finally visited the place in late September 2017, and now I know why so many people consider it to have the best chicken döner in Berlin. Rüya can be found on Haupstraße, close to where David Bowie used to live in Berlin, and needs to be visited by more people since its döner is delicious. But most people that visit Berlin will continue to make the mistake...

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Konrad H. Jarausch explains the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall on a TED-ED video animation

It was Sunday when the Berlin Wall started being built. August 13, 1961, to be more precise. Construction workers took their machines to the streets with cops and military forces on their side. This is how Berlin woke up in that summer Sunday so many years ago. The Berlin Wall started small, but it became one of the most infamous dividing lines in history. On the video below, you will learn with Konrad H. Jarausch how this wall was built, why it came to exist and how it fell. The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall – Konrad...

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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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If Walls Could Talk… — A Meat Mural by Marcus Haas where the Berlin Wall used to be

If you are a walk along where the Berlin Wall used to be around Bernauer Strasse, you will see a meat mural that might be our favorite street art piece in Berlin. This enormous painting shows the side of buildings being cut by a large knife with the shape of the city being represented in some white tissue. For us, this shows how the Berlin Wall was a scar running along the city. It all came to be in the summer of 2016 when there was a call for submissions for a mural. The theme was “If walls could...

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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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