Of course, the current Checkpoint Charlie somehow is Disneyland. You might not be aware of this but the historical Checkpoint Charlie, which served as a border crossing between the American and the Russian sector of the once-divided Berlin, actually stood a few feet further than its present location. Nevertheless, a photo with the men dressed as military staff is – at least- for the first visit to Berlin a clear must! And just because you are already there and a little education in history hasn’t hurt anybody yet, pay the neighboring Checkpoint Charlie Museum a visit!
There is hardly another place that currently attracts more hipsters from around the world like this spot. “My Lake House” as you would translate it – is the epitome of Berlin Mitte for quite some time now and is located directly at Rosenthalerplatz
Leaving the MEININGER Hotel Berlin Prenzlauer Berg to the left and head down the road that seems to lead nowhere and you will reach the Winsviertel that has yet remained somewhat untouched by tourists and this is why we highly recommend it. Here SOEUR is hiding – and it’s a real gem. The vintage store is a great find for fans of eccentric pieces. Even designer fashion is sold here for reasonably prices. Take your time and discover clothes that you won’t find in any other vintage store in Berlin.
Muse might be the perfect lunch spot in Berlin. The restaurant offers delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and other yummy dishes on weekdays. It is nearly completely farm-to-table as most of the ingredients come from local organic farmers around Berlin.
Often art pieces in galleries are nice to look at but for anyone on a budget simply not affordable. Luma is the kind of gallery that offers unique art from low to high prices. And the gallery’s director will gladly walk you through it.
For a true burger fan Austria might be a tricky place, but lighten up if you’re in Salzburg. Two outlets of Burgermeister serve you burgers with tasty bread buns and organic meat in 13 different styles starting from 4,50€. Good news for vegetarians and vegans: there are special burgers with tofu or feta cheese on the menu.
Salzburg’s most impressive landmark in the middle of the city just can’t be missed. The best way to explore it is to take the cable car up, be amazed by the view over the city and then walk through the grounds. To get back down you can either take the cable car or simply walk down the steep road, which is a trip well worth it. And you might as well stop at the Stieglkeller for a beer or two on the way down.
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Sorry, guys, this is a store just for the girls! And what a store this is! One can spend hours in here. The collections are well chosen, sorted by color and show a really big Jeans sortiment. You can also find shoes in the store, belts, jewelry and handbags. A great find are the ones made by Cowboybags!
You won’t be able to miss this tower when you’re out exploring Cologne. It is the best way to get a look at the city from above! The entrance fee is 3 €, for that you get into a lift which takes you up to the platform within seconds.