Berlin, Germany travel tips

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Bicycling is probably the easiest way to get around the city. There are separate bike lanes, so you can ride without worrying about being hit by a car. Bikes are available to rent for about 9 euros a day.

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Berlin has an excellent public transportation system, and tickets are available for around 6 euros that allow you to ride trains and buses until the last train of the day, or 3AM on weekends.

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Berlin is a massive, sprawling city. If you try to tackle the entire city at once, you will likely be overwhelmed. It's better--and easier--to take it in sections, day by day.

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For a great stay, book a room at the Regent Berlin.

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One of the city's best hotels is the Ritz-Carlton.

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For a great, affordable hotel, book a room at Alexander Plaza Berlin. It offers soundproofed windows and a great cafe.

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For luxury accommodations in Berlin, book a room at Sofitel am Gendarmenmarkt. It has great rooms and is in one of the best locations in the city.

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Try some great wines at HIstorische Weinstuben, a popular wine bar in Berlin.

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One of the best restaurants in Berlin is Hugo's, located in the InterContinental Hotel.

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Avoid using the currency exchange booths--they typically have poor rates and high fees.

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To visit the Reichstag dome in Berlin, reserve a free slot online a week or two ahead of time.

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Hikers in Berlin can get some walking done and see history at the same time. Take the Berlin Wall Trail, a ninety-nine mile long hiking and biking trail, which is dotted with interpretive boards about the wall's history.

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Adventurous souls should try climbing at the Bunker, otherwise known as Humboldthain Flakturm, the only surviving example of Nazi-era anti-aircraft towers.

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Part of the Berlin Wall still stands, and it has become a canvas of sorts for various artists. It's a great way to see a bit of history and some culture at the same time.

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