Berlin Journals

First Timer in Berlin

A December 2006 trip to Berlin by awc825

Brandenburg Gate Photo, Berlin, Germany More Photos
Quote: Entry by a first timer to Berlin, during the winter of 2006.

Grand Hyatt Berlin

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Grand Hyatt Berlin Photo,
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To start with, I'll clarify by saying I stayed at the Grand Hyatt using hotel points. However, I have since found out it ranks along with the Ritz Carlton (across the road in Potsdamer Platz) as one of the 5-star hotels in Berlin.The decor is ultra modern and the hotel is brightly light. Check in was very smooth and the clerk took the time to walk us around the hotel and to our room, pointing out the various amenities. She was very friendly yet professional, and her effort was appreciated.The room itself was quite nice. The best aspect was the brightly lit, walk-in shower area. The bathroom itself has a small LCD monitor which is in sync with the TV in the bedroom, so you don't have to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2007

Grand Hyatt Berlin
Marlene Dietrich Platz 2
Berlin, Germany
+49-30-25531234

Brandenburg Gate Photo, Berlin, Germany
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We found out about Brewer's free walking tour from the Lonely Planet and opted for the 4-hour tour, which was probably the right duration. There is another walking tour which is 8 hours long, but in winter, 4 hours is the way to go. We met up with a guide at Friedrichstrasse station, who picked up a few other tourists before meeting up with the main guide, Sylvia. She's a great communicator who speaks great English (she's French Canadian) and was very enthusiastic about Berlin's history (she majored in history). Unlike some other tour guides, she mixes facts with humor to keep things interesting. She also took time from the beginning to explain the history of Germany and Berlin, from the rise of the N...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 27, 2007

Brewer's Walking Tours

Berlin, Germany

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My friend found out about this nightspot from a TV program in Australia. When we asked the hotel concierge about it, he said it is mainly for people "in the know," or locals because not many people know about it. With this in mind, we headed off thinking we were in for a treat. My friend mentioned this nightspot is quite off beat, with porn pictures in the men's toilet.There is a cover charge (I think it was 5 euros) and after navigating through the club, we ended up finding a table in the basement where we were told a "snake lady" would be performing soon (this was about 10pm). After a few drinks (beers are about 3-4 euros) and checking out the clubbers (most of them are quite normal looking)...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 27, 2007

White Trash Fast Food
Schonhauser Allee 6-7
Berlin 10119
+49 (30) 5034 8668