Germany Trips

Berlin in Five Days

Ilan

Germany

We did a five day trip to the amazing Berlin during Summer 2013.

The city is electrifying and has its own unique rhythm. It's a very large city and requires a lot of walking. On your way, don't hesitate to peek and enter Berlin's many alleys - you'll find many surprises there - whether it's a hidden garden, cool stores or nice cafes.

On our visit, Berlin's sky line was full with cranes and many parts of the city were under construction. Berlin's Champs-Élysées Unter d. Linde avenue was under heavy digging with a new subway line (5?) work in progress, so we had to adjust our plans accordingly.

ShyBaribi's Trip

ShyBaribi

Germany

We arrived to Amano hotel at the 19th of May at 13:30 - and we stayed for five nights. The room was very nice, clean and had ample space. There was a lovely modern shower and the bed was comfortable. We had a room overlooking the small courtyard and it was very quite, we did not hear any noise from other rooms. The breakfast was very good, plenty of choice. The food was replenished as soon as the dishes were emptied. Staff very efficient. The hotel is in a great location and is only a short walk to Hackescher Markt which is the place to meet guides for the Berlin walks and 5 min walk from AlexanderPlatz which is a very touristic area with lots of shops and bars. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the area and a good mini supermarket opposite the hotel.
at the rooftop of the hotel you can find a great bar with a good view. the bar is very trandy for both tourists and local Berliner.
The reception staff were very helpful.
Great hotel at good location at a good price!
http://www.amanogroup.de/hotels/amano/

•Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple

The Black Forest, and Route du Vin - our family trip

Jack

Germany

This our trip report to the Black Forest Germany, Route du Vin France and a taste of Switzerland. Some general tips for the entire trip.

Europe's Summer Music Festivals

Tipter Editor

United Kingdom

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

26-30 of June

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. It features live music as well as dance, comedy, theatre, and other arts. The first festival in 1970 was organized by Michael Eavis, a farmer in Somerset Valley, after he attended an open air Led Zeppelin concert. The festival has taken place almost every year since, and today is attended by around 150,000 people.

Berlin

Tipter Editor

Germany

Berlin, the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany, is one of the most beautiful, liberal, and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city, which before the demolition of the Berlin Wall, was divided into 2 separate and different entities - the communist Eastern Berlin and the democratic Western Berlin. Berlin has a diverse population, and is known for its liberal nature, which is a great attraction for all sorts of artists from all over Europe. Berlin is home to over 150 different museums, more than 400 art galleries, over 50 performing theaters, and a number of remarkable music conservatories. The city has long been in the cross-hairs of history and has its share of famous landmarks such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and what’s left of the Berlin Wall. But despite its heavy historical burden, or perhaps because of it, Berlin is throwing itself into tomorrow with contagious energy and at times, the entire city seems to be one huge party. Cafes are jammed packed at all hours, bars are jumping and rocking, and the clubs host one of the most frenzied and hedonistic scenes in the world.

Laura's Trip - Northern Germany - Lubeck environs

Laura Foster

Germany

In-depth 3 weeks trip to Northern Germany: marvellous cities, amazing co-existence of land and sea, intersting cuisine. Very much depends on the daily weather conditions you'll face... With sunny days - you'll find northern Germany as one of the most stunning, diversed areas in whole Europe !