BERLIN

Why Berlin?

With a music scene like no other and an endless list of sights to explore, Germany’s former divided city has become one of the most exciting places to be. Berlin is buzzing, vibrant and has a truly distinct identity. This 24-hour multicultural capital is brimming with history, bursting with creativity and we can’t recommend it enough. Check out our tips and blogs to guarantee you make the most of your time there!

Entertainment

“It's hard not to find things to do in Berlin, particularly when you're in a fun neighbourhood, such as Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg or Neukölln."
Lucy
Year Abroad 19/20
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Berlin Wall

An absolute must. From iconic murals at East Side Gallery to incredibly moving testimony at the Berlin Wall Memorial, the city has transformed this former symbol of division into a creative and educational space. Living history.

Badeschiff

A bar, in a pool, on a river. Panoramic views across the Spree and beach vibes make this one unmissable. Great at golden hour.

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Urban Nation

The world’s first street art museum is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Show your support for graffiti artists and muralists at this vibrant Schöneberg exhibition space.

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Tempelhofer Feld

This former airport has been reclaimed by Berliners and converted into a breath-taking public park, ideal for cycling, jogging or a summer picnic. The abandoned planes and runway give this spot a ridiculously unique feel.

The Best of Berlin

Accommodation

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Transport

Cycling is super popular here, and you can get bikes pretty cheaply at markets, online or alternatively use Mobikes. If you’re a student, all public transport within Berlin is free, including to the airport!

A really cool bike subscription service, you can rent bikes for only 15 euros a month with repairs included in your subscription. Check it out: Swapfiets.

Ticket inspectors are often undercover so make sure you have a ticket. Citymapper and the BVG app are both good for getting around. Worth getting a monthly transport card and if you are doing an internship you can get a discount ticket (Azubi).

Public transport runs all night, and Uber is as expensive as taxis here, so bear that in mind.

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Our Community

Get in touch with one of our ambassadors who have spent an extended period of time in this place. They have great advice!

Nick Field

General FAQs

Barcelona is mostly a fairly flat city, where it’s always sunny, so getting around by bike is a very good option. Barcelona has its own version of Boris bikes called Bicing. Also apps like Yego where you can rent mopeds all over the city for around 20 cents a minute.

It is also a good option to buy a T-10 card. With this card you will have 10 trips on all public transport, otherwise it’s €2.20 per ride. The metro runs 5am to midnight Sunday to Thursday, till 2am on Friday and 24 hours on Saturday.

Avoid Uber if you can. It’s a very small city, so its very easy to walk places. FreeNow is a reliable taxi service around the city.