If there is something outstanding in Berlin, apart from its beer, it is street art. And this is due, thanks to the reunification of the city, when young artists felt free to show their creative ideas. They were tempted by bizarre post-communist locations, like the Wall, cheap rents, and ramshackle buildings; which gave rise to a vibrant street art scene that also attracted young artists from all around the world.
You can find samples of this creative movement everywhere in the city if you pay a bit of attention, though I recommend you rent one of the apartments in Berlin and like this bohemian atmosphere do it in the districts of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, or Friedrichshain, as these are the hot spots for street art.
A useful option, if it is your first time in this city, are free tours organized by volunteers who are only paid by the tips tourists give them. Their secret is that they have a passion for the city and it shows in their tours — making them amongst the best tour services in Europe! Moreover, they will offer you a personalized tour, depending on what you are most interested in.
Finally, in case you are not very good at cooking in your Berlin apartments, here is a great place to eat: the first Thai restaurant in Europe called Edd’s Thailändisches Restaurant (Lützowstrasse, 81). However, if you are looking for something more affordable, there is a Maybachufer Turkish market at the Kreuzberg district where you can eat cheaply and enjoy a show of people shouting out load and live music.
Maria Climent is a 26-year-old Catalan lady. After studying translation, she decided her life was odd enough to became a humor scriptwriter and by default, a blogger. This is how she is now a mother of no one and a better person. She also cooks her meals.