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Affordable Berlin Itinerary

Taxis are a great way to blow your budget: instead, take the U-Bahn rapid transit system to hop around the sprawling city.

Photo: Christian Kerber

The best sights, restaurants, and attractions all for the cost of a Michelin-starred meal. Read the article

Inspired by: 2 Ways to See Berlin — by Adam Sachs, Published Mar. 2010

Hotels (1)

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    Michelberger Hotel

    Unlike a lot of self-consciously funky hotels around the world, the Michelberger is genuinely cool. And friendly and funny: hallway TV’s play a per

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Restaurants (6)

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    Weinerei FraRosa

    Frarosa is a wine bar/restaurant where you drink all you like and pay whatever you choose. “You put two euros into the pig to begin,” the barman ex

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    Cookies Cream

    Surely the coolest vegetarian restaurant in the world; the restaurant is also a club. Menu changes weekly.

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    Burgermeister

    There are no toilets at Burgermeister, which is somewhat curious as the place itself is really a toilet. No joke; it is actually a 19th-century cas

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    Curry 36

    So adored is Berlin currywurst (a hefty sliced pork sausage slathered in curry-spiked ketchup) that there’s even a new museum devoted to it. Curry

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    Facil

    Facil, on the top floor of the Mandala Hotel at Potsdamer Platz, is reminiscent of the clean lines of the Neue Nationalgalerie down the street, and

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    Fischers Fritz

    This formal wood-paneled dining room is one of the grandest in the city and the only one with two Michelin stars. Walking into the room you pass a

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Activities (8)

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    Schoene Schreibwaren

    Located in Friedrichschain, Schoene Schreibwaren is a specialty art supply store catering to writers, artists, and doodlers alike. The store carrie

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    In’t Veld

    Artisanal chocolate shop.

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    Mauerpark Flohmarkt (Flea Market)

    Take the tram to the Mauerpark flea market in Prenzlauer Berg, near the site of the crumbling Wall. Stop into one of the café stalls alongside the

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    Berlinomat

    Berlinomat sells mostly Berlin-sourced stuff: books, clothes, a cookie cutter shaped like the Fernsehturm (Berlin’s famous TV tower).

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    Manufaktum Brot & Butter

    A branch of the well-known German housewares and lifestyle retailer Manufactum, Brot & Butter is housed inside the seven-story Hardenburg at Ernst-

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    Jewish Museum, Berlin

    Starchitect Daniel Libeskind’s boldly designed museum building—an angular assemblage of zinc-coated panels that’s been called both visionary and bl

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    KW Institute for Contemporary Art

    More gallery and “art lab” than museum, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art was established in the 1990’s to foster creative expression and suppo

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    KaDeWe

    A veritable Disneyland of comestibles, the sixth floor of the KaDeWe department store showcases all the latest food trends and ingredients. At its

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