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Have you tried the Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin? The hostel is located in Berlin City Centre, a 10-minute walk from Hackescher Markt, the Museum Island and Humboldt University of Berlin. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is under a 10-minute stroll from Berlin Friedrichstrasse Railway Station. They have dormitory rooms at around 11 Euro per night. ...


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It is unpredictable if there will be a strike on June 21st. However, based on experience from past strikes, I wouldn't worry too much if you are somewhat flexible regarding either departure or arrival. Not all train drivers participate in the strike, and the affected train operator (Deutsche Bahn) has managed each time to publish a reduced timetable ahead ...


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Nationwide strikes have become more common in the last couple of years but they seldom last that long. Last week's strike was the last one in a series but with 8 days it was the longest in many years. Also, I have travelled during strikes. It's a bit more difficult because you have to be prepared for delays, crowded trains, and impromptu announcements in ...


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Yes, Berlin is somewhat cheaper than other places in Western Europe. Eating out tends to be more expensive elsewhere in Germany, in the South or West of course but even in places like Magdeburg or Leipzig or in small towns. In Berlin, you can certainly find a Mittagstisch or street food (Currywurst, Döner) for about €5. At the same time, while the economy ...


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I don't recall any peculiar rule. You are supposed to walk on the sidewalk and to cross streets only when the pedestrian sign is green (unlike the UK, if that's where you come from). You can receive a small fine for failing to do so. It's not as bad as Amsterdam but do beware of bike lanes and treat them like streets (look right and left before crossing, ...


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There is no train, S-Bahn or Metro station at Tegel airport. The most convenient option is to take a bus to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station) and to catch there the train to Göttingen. http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-txl/to-and-from/buses-and-trains/long-distance-transport/index.php Trains to and from Göttingen also call at Berlin-Spandau, ...


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The trains from Berlin to Göttingen are ICE (fast train) running from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (i.e. Berlin main station) and going through Berlin Spandau. You can find an example of the itinerary here. Starting your trip from Tegel airport, you will need to first take a bus (TXL) to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (thanks @Gagravarr for the comment) and there does not seem ...


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Bubble football! It's not unique to Berlin, but it seems to be popular in Berlin and it fits the bill: it's physically demanding, absurdly fun (also, absurdly absurd), different, and probably suits someone called "soccerman" :-). Image search explains the idea better than I could: (also, there are lots of great videos, here's one). There are lots of ...


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Tour E (page only in German) from Berliner Unterwelten e.V. might fit what you are looking for. It's probably only somewhat demanding, so if you aren't tired after, I guess you can climb the outside too.


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Considering you liked the climbing: Hochseilgarten/high rope course in Berlin I do not know this one personally, but every similar place in Germany I know has very simple courses you can even do with small kids to hard ones that will REALLY tire you out. Prices look ok, too :).


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There is also the Sunflower Hostel that is near Warschauer Str. It's not exactly central, but near public transport, and last time I took a short walk from Berlin Ost station. If you cross Warschauer Str. from there, you end up in the heart of Friedrichshain, with lots of restaurants and bars.


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I would recommend Meininger Berlin Central Station. It is half-hotel half-hostel, so you can find good rooms and facilities for low prices. I've stayed there twice in their hostel style 4-bed rooms. Nice, clean, and no problems. It is literally next to the fairly new Berlin Central rail station, which connects you to all the major parts of the city (and ...


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Train is the fastest and bus is the cheapest means of transportation for that route. For a departure in seven days I found the following: Train: 29 EUR, ~ 2h45 Bus: 18 EUR, ~ 4h00 For a departure today, there are still bus tickets available at 18 EUR. The train fare is 80 EUR in that case. If you are fine with travelling on local and regional trains, ...


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Have a look at Mitfahrgelegenheit. Its search will show you "Sparpreis" fares on the Bahn, busses, and people offering rides in private cars in exchange for gas money. You might also want to look at l'tur. The "Bahnreisen" section has cheap connections for one country every month. If that happens to be Switzerland, you can get a direct ICE to Basel that ...


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I also checked in on the Bahn.de site and found that it is a 2 hour plus journey, even by fast train. That means that there is likely no local buses that can make your journey fast and cheap, there are long distance buses and you will find more lower down this answer. The standard cost of the tickets is €80. The savings fare means that you book your ticket ...



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