Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy nuBerlin! Happy New Year!

It’s the time of the year, when the turn of the year won’t get much closer. So I finally wrapped up some info page about things that might be worth knowing about New Year’s Eve in Berlin. But please don’t expect too much – it’s just some basic rants about Berlin New Year’s Eve traditions […]

Berlin Weather in November: something of everything

Yes, we also had some serious November rain – but also sunshine, blue skies, stormy weather – and the first snow. There was basically something of everything. If you look at the average temperature for Germany, this November was the warmest for the past 130 years – even though temperatures dropped in the second half […]

Look in the Mirror: 3 best Berlin Christmas markets?!

In yesterday’s article ” 3 best Berlin Christmas markets – and our favourite deals to visit on a budget ” the online edition of the Mirror ( got something totally wrong. How is this even possible? Let’s have a look in the Mirror: “Berlin’s Harz region is home to a number of festive-themed markets around […]

Even more Hotels built in Berlin

Berlin tourism seems to be an ever increasing business. As the number of tourists is still increasing, the number of hotels is also. At the moment Berlin has already over 500 hotels, providing over 136.000 beds to tired travelers. That is a relatively high number – at least according to media reports in 2012 Berlin […]

Checking CNN’s Insider Guide: Best of Berlin

From time to time I enjoy reading what others have to say about Berlin – especially when it’s CNN and especially when the headline reads “Insider Guide: Best of Berlin”. Then I really want to know, what others are recommending, what to do and what to see when visiting Berlin  – and what masses of […]

Berlin Weather in October: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Berlin autumn weather can be difficult, to say the least. For a couple of days the sun might shine, blue skies, no cloud anywhere. And then again it’s like this: the Berlin cloud stays for days and days and the it rains and it’s windy and cold. The beginning of October actually had some nice […]

Berlin’s two light festivals illuminating the city

This is again a rather typical Berlin story: Berlin now has two light festivals. Introduced 15 years ago, the ‘original’ Festival of Lights became a huge success. October and November used to be ‘difficult’ for Berlin’s tourism business. But now every year over half a million additional overnight stays bring money to the city in […]

25 years of German Unity – Deutsche Einheit

I wasn’t so sure what the correct English term would actually be: German Unity? German Unification? German Reunification? Anyways – it’s now 25 years that the once divided two German countries became one. On 03 October 1990 the papers were signed – and that was that. Such an anniversary is of course also always a […]