With one Northern Loop completed, one in progress and two on the way, Bus2alps has Berlin on the mind.  Our Northern Loop fall/spring break trip hits up Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris; however, it seems that Berlin is the one place that everyone knows the least about as it is overshadowed by the three other destinations.  Well, Berlin has sat in the background long enough and it’s time to shine some light on this fantastic city.  The capital of Germany pulls tourists from all over the world for its intriguing mix of recent history, contemporary alternative youth and fantastic food.  If you aren’t convinced yet, will a top 10 list from Travels Of Adam do the trick?




Berlin has a few fashion week events each year, but in January, the city comes alive with a bit of style. The world-famous trade event, Bread & Butter, is a big fashion draw with its t-shirt enthusiasts from the world over. Even if there’s a Fashion Week and Bread & Butter twice a year, the winter events bring life back into the city when things start to get dark.Neverending nightlife

Nightlife in Berlin is legendary and though the party might slow down in the winter, it’s still stronger than in just about every other city I’ve ever visited. Added bonus: the queues are generally shorter because who’s going to wait out in the cold at 4am?

Berlin museums

Berlin’s museums cover the full gamut—everything from films & art to currywurst & sex. With new exhibits every month and independent galleries that number in the hundreds, Berlin’s art scene is constantly changing (and growing)! Even if the C/O Gallery closed the doors to its historical (and picturesque) Postfruhamt building, there are still plenty of places to find quality art in Berlin—both new and old. In March, the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums) sees over 70 museums open their doors all night long for visitors and tourists.

If that small taste wasn’t enough, click here to get the full list.  We hope this helps get you pumped about Berlin since we clearly are!

Bus2alps is a student travel agency that offers fall/spring/summer break trips to destinations throughout Europe including Berlin.  For more information on the Northern Loop trip, please click here.  For more information on trips in general, please click here.  If you would like to read more stories about the world through the eyes of a hipster, please check out Travels Of Adam.

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