Those who come to Berlin expecting the quintessential if not stereotypical European experience of cobblestone streets, baroque/gothic/renaissance buildings at every turn and people dressed in medieval costumes will be in for a disappointment. As the capital of Europe’s mightiest economy, Berlin at once reflects the no-nonsense attitude of the Germans as well as the rebuilding that occurred after World War II. Having been bombed to almost nothing 60 years ago and the distinction of being the world’s most famous divided city have made the urban landscape of the German capital quite unique compared to its European counterparts.
in front of charlottenburg palace
Despite not having the old world beauty of Prague or the music heritage that Vienna is known for, Berlin is easily one of Europe’s most interesting cities with several fun attractions and nightlife options to last a couple of days. Berlin is made up of several neighborhoods, each very distinct. The city is best appreciated via walking tours and since Berlin is quite spread out, each interesting neighborhood deserves some time for exploration. For money-saving tips in exploring these places, my favorite vegan travel bloggers have come up with their own tips on visiting Berlin on a budget. Here, I suggest the top neighborhoods to visit.