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Mauerpark is a cool spot for those fond of the hustle and bustle of city flea markets!
Held every sunday, you find here all sort of stuff; vintage articles, antiques, random junk and urban handcrafts.
Attracting a diverse crowd, this flea market is not only for shopping, but also to snack and chat! You can grab some tasty food and a beer.  Exotic flavours, vegetarian food, the typical sausage, waffles & company are at your disposal.
And the best is that  in sunny days you can enjoy live music and dj sets in the park!


Para os que gostam da animação dos mercados de rua, Mauerpark é um local de visita obrigatória ao domingo em Berlim.

Ponto de encontro de diversas tribos urbanas, locais e turistas, podemos encontrar aqui um pouco de tudo; artigos vintage, antiguidades, artesanato urbano e a mais variada tralha inclassificada.
E porque o estômago também se quer satisfeito é ainda o espaço ideal para saborear uns petiscos (que variam entre o doce, salgado, vegetariano ou exótico!) e beber uma cerveja ou um sumo natural.
O melhor é que em dias de sol podemos desfrutar de música ao vivo e dj sets no parque!

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Just 30 minutes away from Berlin you reach Potsdam. This is one of Unesco sites, you can understand why considering its eclectic architectural legacy.
Among the highlights is Sanssouci palace, the summer residence of Frederick II the Great (1712-86). Settled on the top of  a terraced vineyard, the palace is a small example of the luxurious Rococo style, and some call it “Prussian Versailles”.
For visiting arrive early (there’s a limited number of visitors per visit), and I advice you to buy the day ticket that gives you access to other palaces and museums, less crowded and probably of greater interest, it’s a better deal.
Besides that, Sanssouci park is huge and a lovely place to spend a day!

Apenas a 30 minutos de Berlim chegamos a Potsdam, uma vila classificada pela Unesco devido ao seu espólio arquitetónico e paisagístico.
A atração principal do local é o palácio de Sanssouci, residência de Verão de Frederico II o Grande (1712-86). Apelidado por alguns como o “Versalhes Prussiano”, o palácio coroa um jardim composto por terraços e é um pequeno exemplar do luxuoso estilo Rococó.
Para visitar convém chegar cedo pois existe número limite de visitantes por visita, outra dica é comprar o bilhete diário que dá acesso a outros palácios e museus (mesmo em Berlim), em geral locais menos visitados e até de maior interesse.
De qualquer forma o parque de Sanssouci é enorme e digno de visita, um local extremamente agradável para passar o dia.

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This is one of the wisest choices for a budget tour in Berlin. You get an overview of the recent history of the city and you pay what you think the visit worths (or simply what you can afford). A good business!
The visit starts near Brandenburg Gate and finishes around Berlin Dom after a few hours. In between, continues through the Jewish Memorial, Führer’s bunker location,  Checkpoint Charlie, several architectural marks and memorials.
Donation based, a free tour is a stage for a highly skilled and enthusiastic guide, which is a plus!
A concept to try in other cities as well.

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kunsthaus tacheles
This building from the beginning of the 20th century, partly ruined, is an art cluster in Berlin.
Since the 90’s, when Tacheles was taken by artists, the building became an art house squat.
Nowadays maybe more touristic, but still impressive, it definitely worths a visit! Go there, follow the beat, enjoy the walls covered with graffiti, visit the local artists and buy their creations. Art is alive!

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hostel aloha berlin
Hostel Aloha
is a friendly and cosy place. They don’t accept big groups which is a plus.
Beyond that the staff is really nice and will give you a lot of tips on what to do and visit in this huge city!
You have a living room and a small kitchen where the breakfast is served, its all included in the price. Free internet is another asset. The bathrooms and showers are quite clean as well.
The multiple rooms have enough space for you and your luggage (if you want a locker you pay 3 eu), you are not sleeping in a tight space like it happens so often in many hostels. Also the light in the room is not annoying if other person walks in during the night.
Metro and bus are just next door and in a 5 minutes walk you reach Alexander Platz. The street and surroundings are lively with lots of restaurants and bars!
The entrance of the building is a bit degraded and there’s no elevator but don’t care about that, it adds some charm to it, the hostel is a good value for the money.

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