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Student Hotspot Of The Week: Berlin

Berlin, Germany: a place you've wanted to visit but probably never had. Or maybe you've never thought about heading to the German capital, but you certainly should consider it. We've got your guide to all the cool places, both daytime touristy and nighttime life. Gwan, have a look and start planning!

Tourist Stuff

As cheesy as it is, tourist things are a great way to get to know a city as the city wants you to know it. Head out to some of the greatest places in Berlin and have a look around.

1. Grunewald Forest

Possibly one of the most beautiful places in the city, Grunewald Forest is the perfect place to have a nice relaxing stroll. There's so many beautiful spots here that you won't have trouble finding somewhere to sit down and admire the beauty. Take along a picnic and you'll be sure to have a great afternoon.

2. Museum Island

With 5 different museums for you to choose from, Museum Island is the place for all you history buffs or those who just love learning new things. The Altes Museum, The Neues Museum, The Alte Nationalgalerie, The Bode Museum, and The Pergamon Museum all make this UNESCO World Heritage Site a perfect and full day for you.

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3. Mauer Park

The perfect place to head to if you're looking to do a bit of bargain shopping while in Berlin. They've got a fantastic flea market that you'll definitely want to visit. Brush up on those haggling skills!

4. J├╝disches Museum

If you're interested in some of the history of the Jewish people in Germany and Europe, head to this museum. While it may be heavier subject matter, it's definitely worth checking out, as it's one of the largest Jewish museums in all of Europe.

5. Holocaust Memorial

Known also as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, this modern memorial is interesting to say the least. Comprised of concrete slabs on a sloping field, you definitely will want to have a look.

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6. The Berlin Wall

Mostly destroyed in 1989, parts of the Berlin Wall still stand as remembrance of a time when East and West Germany were divided. Head to the wall to touch one of the most influential pieces of history in our modern world.

7. Olympic Stadium

Also known as Olympiastadion, this stadium was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics hosted by Berlin. Now used for football games, you'll definitely want to check out this historic stadium in all it's gigantic glory.

8. Berlin Zoo

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Head to the Berlin Zoo to see some pretty awesome animals as well as sea creatures in their adjacent aquarium. With more than 1,500 different species of animals throughout, you'll be hard pressed to finish this up in less than a day.

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Going Out

Night life is one of the best indicators of a country or city's culture, and what better way to experience that than going to some of the best bars and clubs in Berlin.

1. Tausend

2. Berghain

3. Prater

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4. Rum Trader

5. Bei Schlawinchen

6. Bar 3

7. Newton Bar

8. Le Croco Bleu

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Live Music

If live music is more your thing, fear not: Berlin, like any other self-respecting city, has tonnes of live music venues for you to choose from, each just as awesome as the next.

1. Schokoladen

2. Lido

3. Tempodrom

4. Wild At Heart

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5. SO36

6. Zosch

7. Berlin Philharmonic

Video: Berghain

Credit: NikeOssler

Ally Kutz
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American student interning in Ireland for the semester. Lover of dogs and bad puns.

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