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Discover the top photo spots in Berlin
Berlin is a wonderful combination of historical landmarks, vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food and buzzing street scenes making it a top city for photography. Photographer Fabian Pfitzinger presents 29 of his favourite spots around the city with over 60 images to inspire your visit.
Generally speaking, Berlin is a quite safe city and tourists and photographers normally won’t face any problems, as longs as they practice common sense. That means, maybe it’s not the best idea to flash your 2000 € camera while walking alone through districts like Kreuzberg, Neukölln or Wedding at night. Always keep your wits about you and you’re unlikely to encounter any problems.
Don’t forget to bring some comfortable shoes. Although the public transport system is quite efficient, you are likely to cover a lot of km walking, while exploring the different neighbourhoods.
And don’t despair in case you forgot sth. at home. It’s highly unlikely you won’t find it in Berlin.
Standard voltage in Germany is 22 V, 50Hz AC. Plugs are the continental type with two round pins. Mobile phones work on GSM 900/1800 and coverage is consistent throughout the city. To avoid high roaming costs, consider purchasing a local SIM card (your phone must be unlocked though). The cheapest and least complicated option is to get a SIM card from a discounter supermarket like ALDI or LIDL.
Publicly accessible WIFI spots are more and more common (e.g in BVG train stations) and almost every café, bar and restaurant offers WIFI for paying guests.
Berlin is fairly easy to navigate. The public transport system is run by the BVG and consists of S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, trams and regional trains. The U-Bahn (subway) runs most frequently, normally from 4am till about 12.30am on weekdays and throughout the night on weekends. It is the go-to mode of transportations to reach most of the major tourist spots in the inner city.
The S-Bahn doesn’t run as frequently (around every 10 minutes for most lines) and the circle-line as well as the lines crossing right through the city (S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75) are the most useful for visitors.
Another convenient way to get around, especially during the warmer month, is by bicycle. Get one from your hostel, a rental station or just watch out for bike-sharing stations like Call-a-Bike from the DB or LIDL.
If you want to visit some locations outside of the city centre and don’t feel like relying on public transport, then register for one of the car sharing programs like Car2Go or DriveNow.
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