Category Archives: Sightseeing

As close to the Spree as possible

Badeschiff means bathing ship, the brainchild of a local artist huge swimming pool made out of the shell of an industrial barge that floats in the river. The somewhat dirty part of the eastern Berlin Treptow, seems a unlikely place for sand-and-surf splashing, but once you pass through the entrance gate, there is cool bright sand, hammocks, folding beach chairs and the cool blue water of the pool itself, where you can swim from 8 a.m. until midnight the water is heated to 24 degrees Celsius and filled with 400,000 liters of fresh water. At night, the pool is lit and you have Berlin’s night sky. The atmosphere most incredible.

In the company of the pool there are concert halls and a old ship MS Hoppetossa with club music and restaurant.


Link to the (only german) page:

Bikers are the new holy cows

Berlin is ideal city for getting around on a bike, bicycling culture is on top level, berlin is flat, mostly everywhere you find bike lanes and the, sometimes poor, car drivers do take a lot of consideration, specially with right turns and before opening the car door out on the street. So save your legs and move around between tourist sights with a bike, you will maybe even end up in unexpected places and discover more then planned!

The  German railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) is offering its Call a Bike Berlin service. The idea began as a spontaneous and flexible concept but now it is now more complicated, bicycles could previously be left on any side street but now they must be returned to one of the stations in Mitte. first you have to registrate  and then choose the correct rate for use. Anyway here is the website: but its only in german…

There are loads of private renters, here is one that have comfortable cruisers and are located in old east part on Alexander platz, under the tv-tower and the other one in west part by the Zoo train station. Thay also have internet cafe or free wifi, maps, locks, and helmet. And cool bikes!

Web site:

Ps. The picture in the post is from a bike shop is in Altlandsberg, about a 60km from Berlin.

Sunset on the Spree river

Laid back sightseeing on a raft! The best way of doing it!  The season starts in May but appointments can be made already now in April and the beautiful evening costs 59€  per person. Jump on the raft which takes a bit over 3 hours and there are beverages to buy and a included sushi menu with  miso soup , three small vegetarian spring rolls and sushi. The whole tour begins at the bridge Oberbaumbrücke and the closest metro station would be warschauer strasse or on the other side the river its schlesisches tor.

Webpage for dates and booking :

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