Berlin is an absolutely amazing city! Out of all of the places I have lived, this city is one of my favorites; I created memories there that will last a life time. Now, while there are loads of things to do in Berlin for just about everyone, this post is geared toward those who are visiting this amazing city for the first time. I want to ensure you hit all of the most important spots! I will focus on all the must-see attractions you can visit on a short stay, but don’t worry – there will be plenty more posts in the future that will cover Berlin’s most exciting hot-spots and the incredible bar/club scene in full detail. Trust me, you’ll need more than a couple of days to get through the many music venues and bars this city has to offer!

A friendly tip: If you want to explore Berlin in style, grab a Berliner Pilsner to accompany you along the way. Yes, that’s right – drinking on the open streets of Berlin is allowed. In fact, it’s allowed in most parts of Germany. This is widely accepted and I promise you, no one will stare you down thinking you’re an alcoholic. This is the norm in Beer-country!

What To Do in Berlin:

1). Branderburger Gate

The Brandenburger Tor is a neoclassical monument dating back to the 18th century. This is of course a major tourist attraction, but capturing a quick selfie or a nice portrait in front of it is definitely a must. This will act as the ultimate proof you did in fact visit Berlin – no one would believe you’ve visited this bustling city without visiting one of Germany’s most famous landmarks. Oh and, have I mentioned you can actually walk underneath it?

2). The Berlin Wall  

The iconic Berlin wall may have fallen in 1989 but there are still original bits erected throughout the city. The most famous and longest stretch can be found at the East Side Gallery. What was once the symbol of a separated nation was turned into a symbol of hope, peace and joy by various artists who painted the grey wall with mesmerizing murals. While some depict the pain felt by the population at the time, and the political environment it found itself in, most of the murals aim to embrace a bright future, rather than Berlin’s bleak past. Parts of the wall are not the only remnants of history in the city: you can still find old guard towers, wires, and other bits of the wall throughout Berlin. It is a special place to visit.

3). Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is a public square in the center of Berlin, and home to the famous Sony Center, a complex with an impressive glass roof that lights up at night. If you’re on the celebrity-hunt or want to experience the real red-carpet-glamour of famous movie premiers, this is where it’s all happening. The cinema here is absolutely amazing, but I advise you to book your ticket and your seat online in advance, seeing as seats are assigned here. There are a lot of modern bars and restaurants around and the fancy shopping center is always worth a visit.  If you want to try your luck at the casino in the hopes of being able to splurge on some VIP treatment in Berlin’s famous clubs with your winnings, you can hit the Spiel Bank casino which offers a range of standard table games, a poker room and slots.

4). Museum Island 

Located on the Spree River, this island boasts an extraordinary ensemble of five world renowned museums: Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Musum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum. During the spring and summer months, the Museum Island is also home to some of the best flea-markets in the city.

5). Reichstag

This historical edifice is the seat of the German Parliament. If you’re looking for things to do in Berlin this is a great place to just sit in soak up the sun and take in the city. If you’re planning on strolling around the Reichstag, plan your visit in advance to ensure you get a few solid hours booked for the full experience. And be prepared to walk. A lot! The glass dome at the top is actually a 360 degree observatory with a view over Berlin – absolutely stunning!

6). Fernsehturm 

Ah, another iconic symbol of Berlin – the TV tower. While it may not look like much from the outside I highly recommend booking a trip or queuing up to visit the top of the tower. Berlin may be a big city but it is generally pretty flat which allows for fascinating views from the top of the tower. There is a nice little bar at the top, it’s nothing fancy but hey, there’s always time for a Pilsner and with this breath-taking view it’ll taste even better!

6). The Jewish Memorial

The Holocaust memorial is marked with over 2,711 concrete structures on a sloping field, and an underground museum. I won’t lie – it is a somber experience but one that everyone should visit at least once in their life time.

7). Olimpic Stadium

This is the original sports stadium built for the 1936 Olympics. These days it is the home field for Hertha BSC Berlin and also acts as a venue for a variety of events.

8). Checkpoint Charlie

I am sure most of you have seen the historic photograph of a solider moving across Checkpoint Charlie, which has now become a popular tourist attraction. A lot of its history remains intact and the feeling you will get freely walking from Berlin East to West is rather unique. This is a great place to take photos!

9). Tiergarten Berlin Zoo

Berlin’s Tiergarten is similar to New York’s Central Park: a vast green space in the middle of the city. You should also visit the zoo here, the oldest zoo in Germany with over 20,500 animals. The way the zoo is set up allows you to get up close and personal with a lot of its attractions.

10). Gendarmenmarkt 

To me, the Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most beautiful places in Germany. This is where you will find the French cathedral, the German cathedral and the impressive concert house.

11). Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

The Italian Renaissance style, royal court church is on triple duty: it is a place of worship, a museum and a concert hall, all in-one.

12). Charlottenburg Palace

You will find beautiful castles all over Germany, but the royal palace of Charlottenburg is truly one of a kind.

If you have a little extra time or want to do something a bit different during your first visit, here are a few more things to do in Berlin:

• Karaoke at the Mauer Park 

Thousands of people visit the Mauer Park every Sunday to enjoy the performances of various artists and musicians. This is a unique way to put your Karaoke skills to the test in front of a bunch of random strangers.

• Gorlitzer Park

During the day, this park will give you great insight into Berlin’s underground scene. However, I wouldn’t advise you to wander around here at night as it is generally overrun with drug dealers, but if you’re with a friend or a group you will be fine.

• Victoria Park

It’s a bit of a hike to get to the top of this park but it’s worth it – the view is fantastic! The park’s waterfall makes this an idyllic place for a picnic or a relaxing afternoon in the city.

• Berlin Unterwelten

No, this is not the underground, but rather a series of tunnels, bunkers, and other WW2 remnants. A tour is highly recommended, that way you’ll learn all there is to know about Berlin’s secret underworld.

• Templehof Airport

I love airports, especially airports where you can have a BBQ on the runway. That’s right! Templehof airport may no longer be in service, but it has been converted in to an open park. The terminal buildings are used for parties and events, and yeah, there is even a night club! Visit the Templehof Airport by bike and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to cruise along the tarmac for a smooth ride.

• Berlin Operating Base

Featured in numerous music videos and movies this is an abandoned military base once used by the CIA. While not all parts are open to the public, you can easily wander around and climb up some of the old buildings. This is a brilliant spot for awesome views and photographs. This is a really cool place that has a particular feel to it and will definitely leave a long lasting impression.

• Graffiti near Warschauer Strasse

Take a walk down to the bridge near Warchauer Strasse and you will find one of the largest remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, which is now decorated by different artists with graffiti paintings.

London transportation system is one of the oldest and easily described as the easiest in the whole world
Oyster Card or Travel Card are your keys to all of London transportation means
You need to buy Oyster card or travelcard online here:-
https://visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk/

Oyster card issuance is approx.. 3.25£ then you charge it (top up) the amount you want in any train station, tube stations and public kiosks), however if you are spending 1 day in London, start with 15£, 2 days top up 30£, you credit will never expired.

Travelcard is valid for one week and it costs 33£ for zone 1, 2 (Central London where most of the city attractions are located).

From London Heathrow to City centre, we recommend using Heathrow express for 17£ per way, will take you in 20 minutes to Paddington station where all of London is accessible and easy to reach

Landon is covered by approx.. 11 underground lines, wherever you are heading, you will most probably take the underground, here is the map for it.
You will not get confused, check where you go, take the underground from where you are, get off where there is interconnection with another line, get on the other line and enjoy your trip
London interactive map
http://www.mylondonmap.com/

The public transport system is definitely one of Vienna’s good points. Cheap, frequent, fast, clean, efficient, relatively safe and rarely overcrowded.

QUICK SUMMARY
o The Vienna time card
o The Vienna visitor Card (includes various discounts)

How the system works
The four main forms of transport are U-Bahn (subway), Schnellbahn or S-Bahn (local train), Straßenbahn (tram) and Autobus (bus).

Vienna works on an honesty system. There are no ticket barriers at stations and no formal ticket checks on trains, trams and buses. You just hop on and off unchallenged. This doesn’t mean public transport is free, though. You need to buy a ticket.

Leaving the ethics aside for the moment, a lack of formal ticket checks does not mean there are no ticket checks. You may suddenly find the unassuming gentleman next to you whipping out his transport authority ID and asking to see everyone’s “Fahrschein.” A fine and a the cost of the ticket is to be paid immediately
Single ticket is 2.20 Euro, one direct trip, valid for all the transportation means in Vienna

24Hours ticket 7.60 Euro
48Hours ticket 13.30Euro
72Hours ticket 16.50Euro

Weekly Ticket is 16. (valid from Monday 00.01 till 0900 next Monday regardless to the date ticket bought on)
There are different kind of tickets called Vienna city card, which allows you of using the public transportation as well as some discounts for sightseeing, however its available as of 13.90 Euro per day but we do not really recommend as the discount you are getting is maximum 2 Euro per sightseeing

Coming by plane to Vienna Airport
Use CAT (city airport train), 16 minutes, non stop to city center for 11euro one way or 19Euro return ticket

  Everything is here, History, architecture, tradition, culture, art, drinks, food and nightlife.
Located on the River Danube, Bratislava is easily accessible. It’ a great place to hang out. The city is safe, friendly, hassle-free and there is always something worth doing; whether you’re here for an afternoon, a week or a year.

Ticket inspection are being done randomly, they can be very aggressive with passengers who did not pay their tickets, please make sure you have a ticket, you validate it once you get in the mean of transportation you are riding, and ask for help if you are lost or one of these steps were interrupted.

Bratislava transportation is divided in 2 zones, mostly you will take the first one as it covers most of the city attractions, we recommend taking the trams whenever possible to avoid the traffic jams where buses are always exposed to:-

Basic fares
15 minute one-journey ticket costs EUR 0.70 (no transfer possible)
60 minute transfer ticket costs EUR 0.90
Children up to 6 years of age ride for free.
Children between 6 and 15 years of age ride with a 50% discount.
60 minute transfer ticket is valid for 90 minutes during weekends and holidays.

The ticket duration corresponds to scheduled trip duration (i.e., in case of traffic delays, the 15 minute ticket is sufficient for a scheduled 15 minute ride even if the ride takes longer).

Value fares
1 day transfer ticket costs EUR 4.50
2 day transfer ticket costs EUR 8.30
3 day transfer ticket costs EUR 10
1 week transfer ticket costs EUR 15

Important lines
From Main train station to downtown/city centre: X13 – get off at Hodzovo nam.

Making a good pizza is an art. But making pizza is hard work too, especially when it involves hours standing by a wooden fire as hot as 400° C, or about 750° F, quickly preparing sometimes hundreds of pizzas per night.

This might be why more Italians are giving up pizza making and handing it over to immigrants. Egyptians, in particular, are big on the business. Like many Mediterranean cultures, Egypt has a long tradition of bread-making, which translates pretty perfectly to making pizza dough. An estimated 20%, or 20,000, of all pizzaioli in Italy are Egyptian. In Milan, in 2010, there were 119 pizza chefs from Egypt and only 31 pizza makers from Campania, the region surrounding Naples.

“I would say about 80 percent of Egyptians who come to work in Italy end up as pizza makers,” Amadeo Al-Wikel, who runs a pizzaria in Rome after emigrating from Cairo 12 years ago, told the Telegraph.

Egyptians seem to have a knack for creating the perfect pie and are running many of the pizza restaurants and takeaways in cities like Rome, Milan and Turin, the Telegraph noted.

Location: capital of India, located within the city of Delhi.

 Language:  Hindi.

Average climate information:

  • The months January, February, March, November and December have nice weather with a good average temperature.
  • Hot season / summer is in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in July, August and September.
  • New Delhi has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is May.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • July is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don’t like too much rain.
  • November is the driest month.

Sports:  Cricket,Association football,Tennis,Swimming.

Transportation: Metro Rail,City Bus,Auto Rickshaw,Taxi,Radio Taxi,Car Rental.

Food: Nihari, Biryani, Kebabs, Butter Chicken, Chaat, Paranthas.

Where to go:  ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, The Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship), Kalkaji Mandir Hindu Temple, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Hauz Khas Complex, Taj Mahal.

Hotlines:

Police Control Room: 100

Fire Control Room: 101

Ambulance Helpline: 102

Ambulance Service: 1066

Currency:   Rupee (Rs)

Top Things to do in Paris

Sightseeing: (Historical,Musical attractions)

  • National Theater
  • Prague Castle

Strolling and having fun (family attractions)

  • Patricia hill
  • Charles Bridge
  • Franciscan Park

Shopping, food and nightlife.

  • Old Town Square
  • Verses love square
  • Chapeau Rouge (nighlife)
  • Týnská Bar and Books (nightlife)
  • Black Angel’s Bar (nightlife)

Top Things to do in Berlin

Sightseeing: (Historical,Musical attractions)
• Holocaust Memorial
• The Reichstag
• Alexanderplatz
• Berliner Dom
• Schloss Charlottenburg (Palace)
Strolling and having fun (family attractions)
• Brandenburger Gate
• Unter Den Leiden Area
• Potsdamer platz
• Berlin Zoo

Shopping, food and nightlife.
• Gendarmenmarkt (shopping and food)
• Friedrichstrasse street (main street for shopping)

 

Sightseeing: (Historical,Musical attractions)

  • Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • Nelson Mandela Statue
  • Lesedi Cultural Village

(Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa)

  • Cradle of Humankind

(The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of (as well as some of the oldest) hominin fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago, it is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999)

(Opening hours: Mon-Sun from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm)

 

  • James Hall transport Museum

(is located in Johannesburg South Africa. It is largest transport museum in Africa. It is a museum that aims to preserve and promote the history of over 400 years of transport in South Africa)

  • Apartheid Museum

(The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg focuses on the oppressive system of racial discrimination and segregation that once dominated the lives of South Africa)

(Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm)

  • The Market Theater.

(Tue-Sat: Shows starts at 8:00 pm & Sun: Shows starts at 3:00 pm)

 

Activities, strolling, having fun, and family attractions.

  • Observatory Ridge Park

(is the highest point in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is 1,808 metres above sea level)

  • Sterkfontein caves
  • Johannesburg Zoo
  • Botanical Garden
  • Blyde River Canyon

(a significant natural feature of South Africa)

 

  • God’s window

(one of the most scenic vantage points in South Africa, the natural wonders on the route range from cascading waterfalls to impressive mountain gorges)

  • Golden Gate Highland National Park
  • Hot Air Balloon.

 

For Safari:

  • Entabeni Private Game Reserve
  • The Lion Park
  • Krugar Park

 

Shopping, food and nightlife.

  • Nelson Mandela Square Shopping
  • Neighbours Goods Market

(Where you find every types of food) (Every Saturday)

  • Sandton City

(Where you find international brands like Dior, Lancôme, Hackett… etc)

  • 44 Stanley for shopping
  • Morningside shopping Mall

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It’s cheap!

Bulgarians are awesome

It’s beautiful

Sofia is the largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, lies at the foot of popular ski mountain, Vitosha. With a history that stretches over seven millennia, ruin-rich Sofia is one of Europe’s oldest cities. The National Historical Museum is one of Eastern Europe’s most extensive. Wide, cobblestone boulevards, charming boutiques and truly electrifying nightlife star in this city of 1.3 million. Trolleys, trams and buses traverse the dynamic city.