Despite being one of the hippest, coolest, partiest (yes partiest is a word…it is a word now!) cities on the block, our Berlin crew is rather small and relatively quiet! I can only assume this is because everyone there is young, open to making new friends everywhere, and generally having an awesome time without ever having the need for something like GirlCrew. Which is flipping awesome. But if you do ever need a pal for a coffee or a rave, you can find GirlCrew Berlin right here.
Need some tips on what to do to make the most of this city? Read on…but be warned, if you’re heading here for a short visit, you may never want to come home.
Start with a Stroll
I think begin with a walk down Unter Den Linden, a boulevard in the Mitte district that leads up to the Brandenberg Gate. There’s lots of buzz, the streets are wide and epic and it’s a good spot to get your bearings. If you continue through the gate and turn left, you can also take time to visit the Jewish Memorial. I really appreciate art I can wander through, and this monument offers that. It gives you time to be in it, to see out from inside it, to see glimpses of other people. It’s moving and important.
Another short wander from there will take you to the Reichstag Building. It’s well worth a visit to the inside of that dome. Entry is free and you can register in advance here.
Biking, Street Art & Open Air Cinema
Cover more ground and still enjoy the city face to face! There are bike rental places all over the city. The ones we rented were solid and awesome. Paths and roads are perfectly set up for cyclists too so it’s a total joy of a city to pedal through. Rent a bike near some sites you want to see or simply ask a local for some cool nearby spots to check out. Never underestimate all the secrets locals know! You might even get to see some of the city’s phenomenal street art pieces as you ride. If the weather’s good and you’re not done being outdoors yet, check out Friedrichshain Open Air Cinema. And pick up some of the city’s finest street food on the ride back home.
Berghein is possibly the city’s most famous club. It’s housed within a former power station. “It emerged from the ashes of a legendary gay predecessor, Ostgut, that fell victim to the city’s massive infrastructure projects.” Enjoy “liberal attituded, eccentric characters, the carefully preserved industrial fabric of the building and, of course, the gargantuan sound system.” Open from Friday night is The Panorama Bar is open from Friday night and Berghain itself is open from Saturday night until Monday morning.
Making Friends in Berlin
Whether you’re visiting, new in town, or have lived in Berlin forever, being stuck fora few pals to head off doing all this fun stuff with is a challenge for pretty much everyone at some point. GirlCrew was set up to solve exactly that problem and already has a well established and lovely crew. It’s definitely one of the easiest way to make new friends in a new city. It’s for women aged about 25+ and all you have to do is join the group for your city, post what you want to do, and then enjoy the fun of heading off on an adventure with some friendly new faces.
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