I am going to Berlin, Germany for approximately 90 days in about three and a half months. I am planning on staying in a furnished apartment the entire 90 days that I am there. We've found apartments listed on Craigslist, wg-gesucht.de, zwischenmiete.de and a few others.
We've been told it's best to fly in and stay in a hotel for the first few days while we scout out apartments before booking them. This is what we'd like to do if it's possible since we've never been to Berlin. Or, should we risk it and book them now without seeing them in person?