Berlkönig- latest Berlin smart mobility idea

The City of Berlin has just introduced a new system of car-sharing owned by the public transport company BVG and a joint venture entity made of Daimler and Via (an American tech company specialist in car-sharing solutions).  The so-called “Berlkönig”- King of Berlin –  is the latest effort to move the smart mobility agenda in Berlin forward. Naturally, one needs to download an App on the smart phone to start using this service. The Berlkönig car closest to the [...]

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Where to look for Holiday camps for kids in Berlin

Schools in Berlin are soon ready to send kids on holidays (as of the 5th of July). Parents should be hopefully prepared to keep their loved ones busy while they count down the office days left before they can leave on holidays. Berlin offers a pretty good catalogue of holiday camps options (so-called Sommercamps auf Deutsch) to choose from. If you look at this from a thematic perspective, one can look for activities under key themes such as Culture [...]

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The ABC of fun facts about Berlin

The tourist office of Berlin – Visit Berlin – has published an original piece with 26 fun facts about Berlin. One never gets tired of learning new things about this amazing city. Couple of examples; do you know where the little man with hut on the traffic lights comes from? The so-called “Ampelmännchen” are relics from the East Germany  traffic lights and after reunification, people from Berlin protested as they did want to keep having their little mans walking [...]

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Are property prices in Berlin increasing?

It is real! Berlin’s rental prices are rocking with an increase of 8.8% in just a year. According to latest reports (i.e. Bundesinstitut für Bau, Stadt und Raum Forschung), the square meter to rent in Berlin has reached 10 € on average. This takes Berlin to a similiar position than the city of Düsselsdorf but still behind expensive german cities like Munich, Frankfurt or Stuttgart. Even if cash is not problem for high-flyers moving to Berlin, the problem remains finding a place [...]

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Travelling the world without leaving Berlin

Berlin is becoming a hot spot tourist city with 31 Million bed occupation last year and 13 Million more visitors than the previous year. Berlin is doing quite well in the tourist sector and to back that, the city hosts every year one of the world largest tourism congress, the ITB. The International Tourism Congress just closed its doors on Sunday, 11th of March after nearly a week of colourful typical dances, friendly dressed up hosts and latest offers for [...]

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