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See the CIA’s maps of divided Berlin and the zones of occupation

The CIA has just declassified some really cool material including this awesome map of occupied Berlin showing the different zones of occupation. You can find more of the maps that the CIA has released here

Why tour Berlin by Bike

  Seeing Berlin by bike gives you a whole new outlook on the city.  Should I say that again? The best, and I mean the best, way to tour Berlin is by bike. This is why. 1) Berlin is one of the friendliest places in the world to cycle. The famous Copenhagenize Index that measures […]

Berlin’s New Airport Will Be Delayed

I just saw a statement that the new Berlin Airport (BER) has delayed its opening. That will be good news for all those who love good old Tegel. Meanwhile flights are still going into Schoenefeld as usual. Here is their full statement: Berlin, 8 May 2012 Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH announced today that the new airport […]

How to Catch a Paris Berlin Train and Travel Old School

In an age of cheap airline flights it is easy to forget that there is another, slower, way to travel that lets one imbibe the feel of a country in a way that hopping from airport to airport just doesn’t capture. When I’m given the choice and the time, I much prefer to travel by […]

How to Get From Berlin Schoenefeld Airport to the City Centre (and back again)

Most cheap flights to Berlin come into Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) . As compared with Tegel airport, Schoenefeld is a bit further out so getting there and back from central Berlin central takes a bit more time and effort. Taxis from Schoenefeld Airport to Berlin One option is obviously a taxi. But this is really expensive and […]

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