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Remembering Bowie's Berlin

Berlin has always attracted great artists from all of the world. One of those artists was David Bowie, who moved to the city in 1976 in search of a new career, in a new town. At the time, Bowie was one of the world´s biggest musical stars and had left Los Angeles home to escape his decadent lifestyle and the negative influences that fame had brought. He moved to Berlin to focus on his next musical projects, and what followed was arguably his most prolific period. Over the next two and half years he wrote and produced three of his most artistically acclaimed albums known as the “Berlin Trilogy”. Here is your guide to the famous sites of Bowie’s Berlin:

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The Tour Guide's Inside Track To Berlin

Time can be a precious commodity when it comes to travelling, particularly when you are limited to just a few days in an incredible city, and even more so when that city just so happens to be one of the world’s best in Berlin. The German capital is a cultural and historical mecca for travellers and backpackers alike, offering a widespread range of activities, sights, smells and sounds. 

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10 Reasons Why Berlin Should Be on Your New Year's Resolutions List

We know. Resolutions are overwhelming - or worse - boring. But Berlin is a babe when it comes to taking care of all your needs - whether it's indulging or detoxing. So even if you don't have "travel more" on your list, here are a whole bunch of other reasons to tempt you into smashing those resolutions this year.

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The 5 Best Views of Berlin

Since the dawn of time man has always sought to climb the highest peaks and for modern day travellers, it's no different. The desire to feel like a giant is almost immediate when arriving somewhere new. Looking out at sensational vistas gives you a sense of calm, allows you to pick out famous spots and draw a mind map of the place you are visiting. While Berlin may be lacking in mountains, it more than makes up for it with great spots to gaze out over the city.

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Budget Eats in Berlin

Bored of your travel diet of microwave noodles? Then you'll be pleased to discover that along with exceptionally cheap beer, Berlin is the perfect city for eating out on a budget. Boasting a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and takeaways, it's easy to eat your way around the world without breaking the bank. Renowned for its bustling food markets and multicultural cuisine- whether a kebab from the infamous Mustafas, Vietnamese curry, or healthy vegan salad  - Berlin is a city where even the fussiest of eaters can satisfy their bellies. Intrigued? Here's my essential list for the best budget eats in Berlin for under €10:

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Berlin on a Budget

Berlin understands. It knows you want the trip of a lifetime but don't have your whole life to work for it. It sees you're counting your cents and not having cream with that. And it reaches out to you with free history museums, street food, and pay-what-you-want wine. No single thing on this list will lighten your wallet by more than five euros a pop.

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Berlin, city of flea markets

Berliners traded high streets for flea markets long ago. Whether you're furnishing a new flat or hunting for old East German memorabilia, it's a given that you'll pay a flea market a visit. Here's a list of the best and the boldest that Berlin can put out on the streets.

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Hide and seek: Berlin's tucked away bars

Berlin is the Aladdin's den of bars. You'll find all sorts of treasures here, but the best ones don't always make themselves easy to find. Maybe they're behind an unmarked door or on a roof, or trick you into thinking they're more of a restaurant than a late-night paradise. Go off road with this list of essential establishments.

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6 Off The Tourist Track Places To Visit In Berlin

Time after time I have my wonderful flock of friends coming to visit me in Berlin: so the usual spots like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and Checkpoint Charlie can get a bit drab after the tenth or twentieth visit. Last weekend being no exception, I decided or rather was inspired to share some great places that aren't so touristy for those in a similar situation as I or for anyone coming to Berlin for the first time. So here's 6 off the tourist track places to visit in Berlin.

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17 Things You Need To Know About Berlin

Known for it's underground rave scene, an overwhelming amount of hipsters and general quirkiness there's no doubt that Berlin is the "it" place to be in Europe. However, despite it's rather pretentious reputation backpackers from all over the globe come to check out what all the fuss is about, and boy are you guys in for a treat. However, there are just 17 things you need to know about Berlin before you rock up!

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