is a magnificent metropolis by any standards. It has a
big city buzz as well as great parklands meandering waterways.
There is fine architecture, world class art and an alternative
lifestyle – this city can be as racy or as quiet
as you wish.
First-time visitors will love the vitality, the bustling
street life and fabulous nightlife. Those returning will
be amazed at the way the city is constantly renewing itself.
The former rundown district of East Berlin Friedrichshain
is now a buzzing area with bars, galleries and cafes.
The Reichstag, the parliament build of the united Germany
(formerly in Bonn), and its dome have iconic status. Strolling
down the grand Unter Den Linden, the spiritual heart fo
the city, you see The Brandenburgh Gate now beautifully
restored. From rooftop terrace of The Reichstag you can
get your bearings with a view of the whole city.
are plenty of museums from the Pergamon (ancient sculpture
and artefacts), The Story of Berlin, the celebrated Jewish
Museum and the Film Museum with some of Marlene Dietrich’s
dresses on display.
The Gay Scene in Berlin is as diverse as the city´s
districts. In most parts of Berlin gay people are as accepted
as anyone else. In the main districts, Kreuzberg, Schöneberg,
Mitte, Friedrichshain & Prenzlauer Berg, same sex
couples can be seen, like any other couples, kissing and
holding hands. Because of this acceptability, the gay
scene is not limited to gay venues. Gay social life is
one of the many threads which make Berlin and add to its
amazing character. In districts further away from the
center and particularly to the East of Berlin, the presence
of right wing elements means that same sex couples need
to be more cautious about showing affection in public.
scene here is a strong one with a lot of variety, something
for everyone. Kreuzberg is a liberal, open-minded part
of town, where gay life is most connected with the diverse
pulse of the neighbourhood. Freidrichshain and Prenzlauer
Berg are part of a newer scene in the east which feels
like it's very alive and still developing. Part of Prenzlauer
Berg has already developed into a yuppie scene which is
in sharp contrast to the more happening and less-developed
parts. The main areas for the gay scene are essentially
around the north-east of the Tiergarten and to the south-west
with a few places to the south-east.
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