You don’t have to be a book worm to enjoy the book market located next to the Bode Museum (but it certainly helps). This is quite a small place compared to the larger flea markets dotted through the city, but it’s one of the cool things to do in Berlin. It’s one of those attractions that you might stumble on it by accident while looking around, yet a better way is to take a shopping tour run by locals, who can point you in the direction of special or out of the way places.
Coincidentally the market is not far from Bebelplatz, where the Nazi’s burned 20,000 books and where today you’ll find a memorial... to books!
Cool things to do in Berlin
There are lots of cool things to do in Berlin. Just walk out the door. Berlin’s often called the capital of cool, so you’ll discover many interesting activities to spice up the time you’re there. See the main sights that’s for sure, but there are also a number of offbeat and funky treasures to enjoy.
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Drive through the History of Postdam
We learned so much about the past and present of this amazing city with Miha. He gave us a glimpse of what living in Berlin has to offer for people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds, varying ages and sexual preferences. He is modern, down to earth but with both a deep appreciation of history and enthusiasm for a greener future. Bravo Miha. You have two new American friends.
The Best of Hidden Berlin
This was my third tour with Martin and he never fails to impress. This time we did a mostly customized tour which began in Potsdamer Platz and ended with a well-earned beer just past Christopher Isherwood's house. During the tour visited lots of historically and politically relevant sites. But the highlight (believe it or not) was likely when Martin charmed his way past the gatekeeper of the world's most decadent powder room and allowed us to stand mouths agape in wonder for several minutes. It was a place that really needs to be seen to be believed. Martin always knows where to find magic in this city.
Berlin Like a Local: Drinking Experience
All 7 in our group enjoyed the "Beer Tour" experience with Alexander. He met us when and where he said he would. After the first quick stop, we walked the streets with a beer in our hands "like a local Berliner". The next stop was a delightful beer garden where my wife had "the best beer she has ever had" and a pretzel. The craft beer stop added yet a different view of Berlin beers. We ended at a restaurant for a light supper and with yet a different Berlin beer experience. Alex was friendly, talkative, and added the personal touch making the tour well worth it!
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