Why You Should Travel Now to Berlin



There may be no finer example of the Travel Now philosophy than the city of Berlin.

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the capital of Germany changed in so many ways, that those who sat on the sidelines ending up missing out on one of the most exciting city transformations in modern European history. 

Yes, artists and squatters moved in almost immediately, creating one of the liveliest and hippest nightlife scenes on the continent.

The good news? While Berlin has certainly changed since the early 90s, it is still renowned throughout the world for its exciting nightlife and innovative music scene and is held in pretty high regard by most party-seekers traveling in Europe. 

Yes, you are still guaranteed to have a good time from the moment you touch down at Tegel Airport

If you’re only in town for a few nights though, it can seem nearly impossible to conquer it all, especially with the very particular door policy of the trendiest spots in town. Get yourself started with one of the city’s classic drinks, vodka-mate and brace yourself for a long and fun night and use our quick guide on where to go in Berlin for a night out: 

Club der Visionaere

The perfect place to get a late afternoon drink throughout the warmer months while watching the sun set over the Spree, Club der Visionaere is a summertime hotspot for both tourists and locals alike. With such a lovely atmosphere that you may be tempted to spend an entire evening in this fine open-air establishment, it does tend to get quite touristy as soon as the Sun sets. If you’re in the market for a more authentic experience, drop in for a few drinks accompanied by some minimalistic beats before beginning your nightlife odyssey.

Madame Claude

Not too far away, just off Skalitzer Strasse, venture into Madame Claude, a strange yet typically Berlin upside-down bar in an old brothel. It’s the perfect place to get a few more drinks and listen to some live music before heading out again. It may seem like just about every bar/cafe/restaurant/club in the city has emerged from an abandoned factory or building of some kind but that’s part of the charm.So sit back, admire the chairs, tables and even ashtrays carefully arranged on the ceiling and soak in the cool vibes.


Primitiv Bar

Once you’ve loosened up a bit, take a stroll across the Oberbaumbr├╝cke onto Warschauer Strasse, lovingly known to locals as the Technostrich. The walk to Primitiv Bar may take a few minutes but it will bring you right into the heart of the trendy Friedrichshain district in East Berlin. Right on the busy Simon-Dach Strasse, its mismatched furnishings and unfinished walls capture the Berlin aesthetic perfectly. Make this lively bar your last stop before heading to the club.

Berghain

The most well-known club in Berlin and quite possibly Europe, Berghain hardly requires an introduction. The former power plant’s impressive roster of world-renowned DJs keep you dancing from late on Friday evening into the wee hours of the morning on Monday. So bring along a beer or two, wait patiently and try not to act too touristy, the queue may be long and the door policy unforgiving, but once you’re inside you’ll be sure to understand why.

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