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Unusual travel in Berlin: Hostels and tours in Berlin for the action and adventure seekers

Berlin has so many things to discover this summer: enjoy beer gardens, trend-spotting on the streets, music events and festivals. It’s a place of art, fashion trends, interesting people and is full of secret parties and clubs. There are also a lot very special Berlin’s hostels and today I would like to present some of them!

One of these places it Paula’s Comfy Corner. It is a former Berliner apartment and makes for an interesting place to meet people. You are welcome to stay for a longer time and discover the real Berlin, living in clean, comfortable, homely accommodation in a 100 year-old Berlin house, furnished in the inimitable Berlin retro style with a choice of single beds in a shared room or charming private double rooms for more privacy. In the evening you can cook in the kitchen and dine together with other guests in the house, listen to and play music, talk and learn more about Berlin, get invitations to vernissage or interesting culture events, since Paula, the hostel owner lives in the same house and will show you all the undiscovered places in Berlin. So, Paula’s Comfy Corner is a perfect place for everybody who is looking for a real flat-sharing experience in the heart of Berlin.

Another place I suggest is SCUBE Park Berlin. You might not have thought it, but you can also camp in the middle of Berlin. SCUBEing is a new city-form of camping, but there are no tents in sight, instead guests stay in wooden huts with all mod-cons. SCUBE Park Berlin is in Neuköln, right next to the former airfield Tempelhof. There are also kitchens, terraces, bathrooms and everything you need, but with the nature, freedom and the unique atmosphere. Picture yourself in the shady park, drinking fresh bear and enjoying barbecue with friends! Whatever you looking for, Berlin has amazing hostels for every taste and pocket!

The first time you visit Berlin, no doubt you will have a long list of must-see attractions, such as Alexanderplatz, Branderburger Tor, Museen Insel, Bundestag or Berliner Mauer. You will find information in every city guide about these icons, but if you’re looking for a somewhat unusual Berlin tour, try the Alternative tour concept in Berlin. The creators of these tours will show you the unique places of Berlin, which are not so easy to discover by yourself. If you would like to learn more of Berlin’s famous underground subcultures, alternative lifestyles and street and graffiti scenes in a safe and respectful way, book Alternativberlin. Everyday you can participate in a Free Tour (starting at 11 am) and the guides will take you beyond the tourist destinations to the heart and soul of the city and show you the street culture, haunts and hangouts of the famous and infamous and the landmarks of rock, reggae, punk and electronic music, but also flea markets , bizarre shops , indoor skate parks or alternative entertainment facilities in a bombed out train depot! Don’t miss this tour, it is the perfect introduction to discover more!

If you want more thrills, participate in the Twilight Berlin Tour. It’s the Berlin’s most hardcore tour and you will get unique possibility to discover how deep the rabbit hole goes… The guides will take you by night to the sci-fi bunker and hacker’s lair, to the surreal art exhibitions in a spooky industrial complex, they will show you rooftops, clubhouse bars, squat houses and, if you’re lucky, you will get introduced to the private parties in notorious neighbourhoods.

If you want to party don’t miss Berlin’s alternative Pubcrawl which starts every night at 9pm. Be warned, if you are expecting the traditional pubcrawl, you will be surprised, Alternative night tour is a much more low key, calmer affair taking you to underground spots hidden away from the tourist hordes and they change locations daily!

Discover Berlin now, there are a lot of undiscovered places, amazing spots where you will actually meet some of the locals!

May 30, 2012

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