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Colors of Berlin - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

La Potsdamerplatz (Berlin) Pedantry is one of the main traits of local residents. You can feel it almost everywhere. A real German will never be late either for a business meeting or for a visit to his beloved friend. Roads here are crossed only in right places; you may even get a little jealous of the skill and self-control of local motorists. However, locals are very open and they are absolutely bad in deceiving or hiding the truth.
The history of Altberlin Berlin dates back to 1874. Until now the magnificent hotel has retained its unique style of Kaiser Wilhelm times. When the main restoration works were finished, the … Open
It is believed that southern areas of the city are populated by more sociable and sincere people, while northern region of the city is home to more serious and sober inhabitants. Speaking on the national characteristics of local residents, it is worth noting their craving for holidays and public festivals. Colorful carnivals, festivals and fairs are held literally every month in the capital of Germany. Of course, this fact only pleases travelers. Celebrations are organized because of numerous reasons. Of course, most large-scale trade fairs and celebrations are held on Christmas Eve. Travelers never stop being amazed by the hospitality of the local people, their simple and measured lifestyle, as well as positive attitude towards life and rigor and reliability that come with it.
Beer lovers simply can’t fail to be attracted by the festival called Beer Mile, which is held on the first Saturday of August. All main celebrations take place in Friedrichshain district that prepares for the celebration - beer tents are set along a beautiful avenue. In these tents visitors can try best drinks from breweries from around the world. The first festival was held in 1996. Since this time the festival has become one of the favorite holidays for tourists and locals. Carnival of Cultures is a no less entertaining event. Here local residents demonstrate national costumes, musical and theatrical traditions of the peoples of the world. Here we should note that Berlin is often called "the city of peace" – the local people are very tolerant to different cultures. Fans of theatre art will find much interesting in attending the Dialogue festival that is famous for its vivid performances. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Elegant Romantik Kronprinz Berlin is an ideal place for fans of unhurried rest, walking and romantic dinners on a beautiful terrace surrounded by old spreading chestnut trees. The old … Open
The people of Germany know a thing in having fun at parties and various celebrations. Berlin as a multinational capital is famous for its traditions, culture, cuisine and festivals. That is why, if you are planning your trip to Berlin, make sure to prepare yourself for dancing, singing, and tasting delicious traditional meals, and beverages. The German capital has what to offer its tourists and locals every season! So get rid of the idea that you will sit bored in your hotel room.
Les Galeries Lafayette (Berlin) Beer and Germany always belong together. There is no such a person in the world who has never heard about Oktoberfest. Nowadays people worldwide celebrate this festival, while originally it came from Germany. The most exciting and bright celebration takes place in Berlin since 1949. Oktoberfest held annually at the Central Festplatts Square near the Tegel Airport in early October or late September. Here you will find a lot of stalls with snacks, the variety of beer and pinwheel, as well as large party tents. The best parties are on Fridays and Saturdays.
Discovering the architecture of Berlin from bird's eye view! Reichstag building, Rotes Rathaus, French Cathedral, St. Hedwig Cathedral, Soviet War Memorial, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, all those monuments are defining the image of Berlin … Open
When the Oktoberfest comes to the end, the Festival of Lights is ready to substitute it. In the middle of October, the whole city of Berlin turns into the symphony of light. This festival takes place for two weeks. Millions of lamps, thousands of searchlights and hundreds of fires of fireworks change the city beyond recognition. Up to 70 globally-known landmarks of the German capital become an integral part of this light installation: Brandenburg Gate, Aleksanderplatts Square, the facades of the Berlin House and the Berlin Cathedral. Besides light shows there take place various cultural and entertaining actions. The festival comes to the end with a night marathon called “City Light Run” when its participants make a 10-kilometer run in the downtown.
Berlin Another amazing event that you must see and attend is called the Carnival of Cultures. Every year in early summer local people and tourists celebrate the cultural diversity of Berlin. On the weekend of Pentecost, over 900 artists and representatives of different cultures go to the streets in their traditional costumes to display their culture and make it visible to all over the world. This festival lasts for 4 days at Blucherplatts Square in the Kreuzberg district. Here you will see and enjoy the performance of stilt-walkers, acrobats and magicians who will invite you to test their own abilities. About 300 market stalls attract visitors with culinary temptations, arts and crafts.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Berlin
♥   Kathedral-Basilika St. Hedwig, Berlin, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Unserer Lieben Frau vom Rosenkranz („Rosenkranz-Basilika“), Berlin, 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Berlin
♥   Castle 'Bellevue Palace Berlin' , 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Charlottenburg' , 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Britz' , 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Köpenick' , 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Glienicke' , 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cecilienhof' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Orangerieschloss' , 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Berlin. Learn the best periods to visit Berlin to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Berlin.
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