Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, Berlin has grown from the divided epicenter of the Cold War into one of Europe’s most popular cities, hosting more than 8 million foreign and domestic visitors in 2009. For Americans traveling to Berlin, the similarities in cultures limit the amount of frustrations and culture shock, allowing for an enjoyable vacation in Germany’s capital.

Berlin has many famous monuments and attractions, particularly in the Mitte District, where you will find the Brandenburg Gate, the boulevard known as Unter den Linden and the square called Alexanderplatz.

 The city’s hipsters, artists and musicians call the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg home; each possesses its own Bohemian flair and is full of independent boutiques, cafes and art galleries.

Volunteering with dog related organizations is a wonderful way to help out while you visit this country.

Check out the following links for detailed information to make a difference locally! 

Use Google Translate for the entire website if needed.  

  1. Vogelgnadenhof

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Bratwurst and Schnitzel have finally capitulated to the international influence of hyper-regional ingredients, haute cuisine and health-minded culinary trends.

The multicultural German capital is a literal cornucopia of gastronomic globalization, with the accolades to prove it.

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At the moment Berlin has two main airports, Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld.

The former is slightly closer to the centre but it’s easy to get into town from both. It’s worth mentioning that Tegel is scheduled to close some time in the future with Schönefeld being expanded into Berlin’s beleagured main airport and renamed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport.

Current predictions are 2019 but many believe this is still optimistic.

Germans are known for two virtues: efficiency and punctuality, and the two are linked.

This applies to their effective BVG transport system, with trains, trams and buses which operate 24 hours a day (remember, Berlin is an all-night party city); a single-ride ticket starts at $1.75.

The best hotels in Berlin’s tend to be luxury and design hotels that reflect the city’s high concentration of creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 

Whether you’re touching down for a business lunch or settling in for a several-week stay, you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for among its well-appointed rooms, suites, and apartments.