stdClass Object ( [ID] => 323 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 22:24:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 21:24:52 [post_content] => Berlin is huge, much bigger than Paris! In north-eastern Germany, Berlin has 12 administrative districts, each with their own style that offers the feel of several "downtowns" in Berlin. On the last count, Berlin had 3.5 million inhabitants and a total of 5 million people originating from 180 countries. The language spoken is German (English is also frequently spoken), and the currency used is the euro. Getting around Berlin Berlin is a city so large that you cannot go into all areas of interest by walking so you will need to be familiar with the public transport system while staying in your hostel. As in many other cities, Berlin uses bus, tram or train (the equivalent of Paris RER). The BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) manages the transportation system, one of the most efficient and modern in Europe, which is in constant development. The tram goes mainly to the eastern part of the city. If time permits, rent bikes as the city is rather flat and offers highly developed bike paths that can be used easily by hostel travelers. If necessary, you are allowed to carry your bike on the train. To go from the eastern to the western part of the city and vice versa, the buses 100 and 200 are very practical. The different transport systems allow the use of a single ticket that costs depending on the number of zones you travel. You can also buy a day pass that allows unlimited travel. And of course, Berlin is bisected by the River Spree where you may travel by boat to combine business activities with pleasure. All kinds of excursions are possible.
Berlin is huge, much bigger than Paris! In north-eastern Germany, Berlin has 12 administrative districts, each with their own style that offers kind of several "downtowns" in Berlin. On the last count, Berlin had 3.5 million inhabitants and a total of 5 million people originating from 180 countries. The language spoken is German (English is also frequently spoken), and the currency used is the euro.
[post_title] => Berlin [post_excerpt] => Berlin is huge, much bigger than Paris! In north-eastern Germany, Berlin has 12 administrative districts, each with their own style that offers kind of several "downtowns" in Berlin. On the last count, Berlin had 3.5 million inhabitants and a total of 5 million people originating from 180 countries. The language spoken is German (English is also frequently spoken), and the currency used is the euro. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youth-hostel-berlin [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-25 19:49:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-25 18:49:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 42 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?page_id=323 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => page [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 366 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-03 04:55:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-03 04:55:10 [post_content] => The action does not start until late in the nightclubs of Berlin, but once you are ready to hit the dance floor, you can try to enter Berghain, one of the best known clubs in the world, literally! Of course, it is quite difficult to enter, but if you have that chance, you can dance the night away, and even later ... Address: Am Bahnhof Wriezener in the district of Friedrichshain in the east of the city. The closest train station is the  Weberwiese on the U5. [post_title] => The Berghain [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-berghain [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:46:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:46:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=366 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 372 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-03 05:06:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-03 05:06:27 [post_content] => For a night out with an historical flavor, have a meal at Zur letzten Instanz, the oldest restaurant in Berlin, which has been open for 400 years! It is said that Napoleon ate there ... Located in the heart of the Mitte district, it is well known so think about booking. Address: Waisenstr. 14-16, near the train station on the line Klosterstraße U2. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, noon to 1am. [post_title] => Zur letzten Instanz [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => zur-letzten-instanz [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:45:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:45:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=372 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 377 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-03 05:51:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-03 05:51:30 [post_content] => If you're in Berlin in February, the International Film Festival, Berlinale, whose reputation is on par with that of Venice or Cannes is a must. Around 500 000 spectators from many countries have the chance to watch an extraordinary selection of films from around the world. Prizes awarded for best film at the festival are the Golden Bears. Silver Bears are given to the best actors and actresses as well. [post_title] => La Berlinale [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => la-berlinale [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:44:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:44:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=377 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 1208 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-04-16 19:00:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-04-16 18:00:52 [post_content] => Zoo de BerlinWalkers and animal lovers, do not miss the Berlin Zoo. It is in the oldest zoo in Germany that you will see the largest variety of animals: no less than 1400 species can be seen there! There are also several endangered species, such as the giant panda. The zoo also has an aquarium that can be visited separately, but should anyway be part of your itinerary. Perfect for a rainy afternoon! If you're lucky enough, you can even attend the dinner hour of some species. Schedules are posted at the entrance of the aquarium. Because it is an old park (founded in 1844), the zoo is worth visiting not only for the animals it hosts, but also for its architecture. Useful information: The Berlin Zoo is open daily from 9 AM to 7PM during summer. It closes at 5PM during winter, and the aquarium closes one hour later, at 6PM, summer and winter. The price is 12 € for accessing the zoo only, and admission to the aquarium is the same price, but you can save by purchasing a combination ticket for both attractions at the cost of 18 € . There are discounts for children, 6 and 9 €. You can buy tickets in advance on the website of the zoo, they are valid until the end of the year. To get there: Address :Hardenbergplatz 8 You can get to the Berlin Zoo by different means of transport: Train: S5 + S7 + S75 + S9 Subway: Zoologischer Garten Station (U2 + U12 + U9) or Kurfürstendamm Station (U9 + U15) For drivers, the zoo is well identified and is located near two paying parkings (you will hardly find a parking place for free around the zoo): Nürnberger Straße Budapester Straße. You have visited the Berlin Zoo? Give us your opinion by leaving a comment! [post_title] => Berlin Zoo [post_excerpt] => Walkers and animal lovers, do not miss the Berlin Zoo. It is in the oldest zoo in Germany that you will see the largest variety of animals: no less than 1400 species can be seen there! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => berlin-zoo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-25 23:57:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 22:57:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=1208 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 2233 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2012-01-20 06:59:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-01-20 05:59:33 [post_content] => February is a month made for loving so this February why not join me, Leo the snail, in loving both local and international independent film making in Berlin, Germany! If you’re like me and can’t get enough of indie films, or perhaps are looking for something new and interesting to do while staying at one of the many youth-hostels in Berlin, I’ll no doubt be seeing you at the Berlinale Film Festival on from February 9th to 19th 2012. Berlinale is not only set to be one of the largest cultural events to happen in Berlin all year but is also the host of the largest film festival audiences in the entire world, expecting over 200 000 people per day within this 10 day spectacle! With over 400 films from 120 different countries fellow film lovers and youth travellers alike will have no trouble immersing themselves in everything cinematic this February in Berlin. Whether you enjoy large international productions, the more artsy and experimental side of the business or are just looking for a unique travel experience, Berlinale is guaranteed to have just what you are looking for! Be sure to ask at your youth-hostel for the appropriate directions to this ten-day extravaganza. Berlinale is shaping up to be one of the most exciting cinematic events of the year so don’t miss your chance to be part of the action this February. Be sure to book your youth-hostel accommodation with me by following the links below. 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