BERLIN guide: get the most for less on bus number 100

(Updated January 2020)

Who needs an expensive hop on hop off-bus when you get to see Berlin’s most important sights and sites right from the city bus number 100. Buy a cheap Welcome Card that allows you to explore Germany’s capital on your own and get the most for less.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Pariser Platz on the Eastern side of the Brandenburger Tor – where the gate used to divide East and West Germany. Today it’s the busiest tourist spot in all Berlin.

Talking ’bout getting the most: If you actually get off at every attraction that I am introducing, you won’t be able to do the tour, that in one go actually doesn’t take much longer than half an hour, in one day – the Museum of German History alone is worth a visit of a couple of hours. But take it as a golden thread and follow the route in legs depending on how many days you have and what’s most interesting for you.

By the way – you’ll get important general info on visiting Berlin at the end of this post, so just scroll down.

But now: Come on, hop on! We are starting at the stop Alexanderplatz towards Zoologischer Garten.

 

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BERLIN – a complete guide to the Wild Wild East

(Updated December 2019)

A couple of weeks ago, I took you on a smooth ride across Berlin, Germany’s exciting capital, by bus #100. We started at the Alexanderplatz in the east and went westwards all the way to the former main train station Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten.

 

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At the East Side Gallery, on this picture by street artist and wall painter Birgit Kinder you can see a Trabant – aka Trabi – one of two types of cars that were manufactured in the former GDR and everyone in the west made fun of. The Trabi is crashing through a wall – guess which one – and its license plate reads Nov 9, 89 – the date the gates to the west were open and the wall – and finally the GDR – came down.

In today’s post, let’s discover what you get to see and experience when you turn east at the Alexanderplatz – and walk right into the heart of the ex-capital of the former GDR – the German Democratic Republic.

You’ll see: It’s the Wild Wild East!

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