Obiceiuri deprinse in Berlin

Prenzlauer BergIn prima luna dupa ce te muti intr-o tara noua sau chiar intr-un oras nou este asaltat de tot felul de informatii, obiceiuri, activitati, comportamente sau mentalitati menite sa te surprinda sau chiar indigna. Daca nu le semnalezi in aceasta scurta perioada, le vei prelua si vor deveni o parte din tine si din realitatea de zi cu zi. Cand te vei intoarce in tara, vei fi iarasi surprins de faptul ca oamenii de aici nu se comporta in acelasi fel.

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Flohmarkt at Boxhagener Platz revisited

I have discovered this flea market last year thanks to some friends. I have yet to go visit all or even half of Berlin’s many flea markets. Besides this one at Boxhagener Platz, I had previously been to the one at Mauer Park several times and the one at Biesdorf. How would I describe these markets in one words?

Mauer Park: huge

Biesdorf: cheaper

Boxhagener Platz: cosy

If you happen to be in the lovely Ostkreuz-Frankfurter Tor area on a Sunday, pay a short visit to the flea market placed around the small park from between the apartment blocks. You will most certainly find something interesting to buy, be it a book (and the selection is wide), a dress, a photo camera or even a sofa or a chandelier. Continue reading

Shopping in Friedrichshain

Guest post by  Euan McTear from Oh-Berlin

There are some who leave Berlin with the impression of a dull and grey industrial city, with little to offer those who don’t love museums. Those people just didn’t do Berlin properly!

Source: La Citta Vita

There is always plenty to see and do in Berlin that you won’t ever read about in a guidebook. From coffee shops in Kreuzberg to music in Mitte, you must be walking blindfolded if you leave the city bored.

One popular way to spend an afternoon – that doesn’t appear in every guide book – is shopping in Berlin ’s Friedrichshain area in the east of the city. Locals will, of course, view this as nothing unusual or out of the ordinary – in fact browsing the little boutiques that line the area’s streets might even be seen as a cliché by some Berliners. Continue reading

How to furnish your new place on a limited budget

You just moved into your new place in Berlin and you want to make the place more confortable as soon as possible but your budget is limited? No problem! Berlin is just the right place when it comes to finding furniture at bargain prices all year round. Continue reading